• Lower Tariffs Taft Progressive Act
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    Everyone Loves a Fat Man - William Taft The Most Progressive President In the early nineteen hundreds, the events that come to mind first are most likely World War I, which was going on at full steam, maybe even the Wright brothers making their first successful flight, and most likely the subject of racism and segregation. All these events became a major part of the future of our nation, and even the world. But nothing molded our country as much as the progressive movement from 1900 to 1917, and...
  • Reforming The Texas Taxing System
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    Reforming the Texas Taxing System Texans are some of the most reluctant people when it comes to paying taxes in the nation. The state desperately needs a reform that would change the way taxes are collected but Texans are suspicious of change and would rather settle for the insufficient tax scheme that exists rather than take the chance of reforming it and having government raise taxes or implement a state income tax. As of now, Texas has no state income tax and while this appears to be a good d...
  • Taxes Flat Tax
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    Taxes An income tax is a tax based on the income of an individual or a business. In the United States, personal income tax accounts for approximately 45% of the total tax revenue. i Income tax was first used as a temporary method of helping finance the Civil War. Soon after the Civil War, the income tax was repealed. Then, in 1913 the 16 th amendment was ratified to allow income taxation. At its simplest form there are three main types of income tax, a progressive tax, a regressive tax, and a pr...
  • The Personal Income Tax
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    There was not many things that the American people agreed on. Taxes had always been a sensitive subject in American politics. The whole American Revolution was based on the taxation issue. When the personal income tax was instituted, Americans did not feel that the government needed to be paid by the American people. The personal income tax had a very interesting history and a very unique future would follow. What was the income tax What did the tax pay for What did taxes do for America The per...
  • Just Taxation Savers Argument
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    Index: I. Introduction 2 II. Introducing the problem 2 III. Income vs. Consumption Tax 3 IV. A just tax base? 5 V. Liber utopia 6 VI. Conclusion 8 VII. References 9 Table of Figures: Figure 1: Consumption vs. income tax 3 Figure 2: Floating money and deposit money 4 I. Introduction In the debate of just taxation an argument came up, which insisted that any tax that distorts individual preferences should be considered as unjust. This argument is known as the "fairness-to- savers-argument." The ...
  • Economics Income Tax
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    Economics There are certain characteristics and mental attitudes which cause about 20% of a race to oppose violently any betterment activity or group. Such people are known to have anti-social tendencies. When the legal or political structure of a country becomes such as to favor such personalities in positions of trust, then all the civilizing organizations of the country become suppressed and a barbarism of criminality and economic duress ensues. One of the primary barriers in this society is ...
  • Flat Tax Bill System Income Rate
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    106 th Congress 1 st Session H. R. 5 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OCTOBER 19 TH, 1999 Introduced the following bill in which was referred to the Committee on A BILL To tax income once and only once at a single rate. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the 2. United States of America in Congress assembled. 3. SECTION 1. THE TITLE 4. This Act may be cited as the " Flat Tax Bill." 5. SECTION 2. THE BILL 6. The flat tax replaces the current income tax code, which ...
  • Graduated Income Tax Farmers Government People
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    The Populist movement represented a viable plan for the future, which although failed as a third-party movement, it made thousands aware of the needs for reform. The abuses of monopolistic capitalism were spreading across the US leaving behind a trail of poverty. The call for an unlimited coinage of silver and gold at a ratio of 16 to 1 would enable farmers to pay their debts more easily as well as put an end to deflation. Furthermore, government control over railroads would prevent farmers and ...
  • 16 Amendment Direct Tax
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    The amendments were wrote to amend parts of the Constitution of the United States. I have got info in the sixteenth amendment. I will be writing this report in the order that our note taking guide goes. What the amendment was about: The 16 th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, proposed July 12, 1909, ratified in 1913, gives congress the power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived and is the basis for all federal income tax legislation, previously the ...
  • Tax Reform Income Rate System
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    The issue of tax reform is not a new one. It has been debated since the founding of the very first modern government. At the heart of the debate is what the role of government should be in its citizens lives. In the United States the controversy over taxes has been central since the nations founding in 1776. To analyze the issue of tax reform one must first look at taxes and what they represent to the United States. According to the encyclopedia Britannica almost all of the Untied States govern...
  • Tennesee Tax Reform Problem
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    Tennessee's Tax Reform Problem During the last couple months, Tennessee's Governor Don Sundquist, has been trying to resolve a major problem brewing in Tennessee. The proposed budget for the State of Tennessee has a budget shortfall of $382 million dollars. Representatives in Nashville have been working vigorously to find a way to fix the deficit. Governor Don Sundquist wants to impose a state income tax to meet the budget deficit. The state of Tennessee has a rather outdated tax system (1999, p...
  • Al Capone 3 Url Web
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    Al Capone is perhaps the best known gangster of all time and by far the most powerful mob boss of his era. His mob dominated the Chicago area from 1925 to 1931, when he was imprisoned for income tax evasion. This was the only crime the courts could prove against him. He went to jail at Alcatraz for eight years until he became very ill with syphilis and died from the disease in 1947 RL: web 1-3). Al Capone was born somewhere in Brooklyn on January 17, 1899 but know body really knows for sure. Cap...
  • History Of The Income Tax
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    The federal progressive income tax has been an issue that has been argued on the floors of Congress, in front of the United States Supreme Court, in front of television cameras, and around the dinner table. The tax served its purpose in supplementing revenue during the Civil War and World War I, but continued taking from Americans income in peacetime, allowing fewer dollars to be spent on goods and services. When the American government was in a deficit, it was harder to argue for the abolishmen...
  • Springtime Quest Filing An Income Tax
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    The Springtime Quest: Filing an Income Tax Return Springtime is a period of rebirth of nature, the promise of warmer weather, and a sign that an impending deadline to file my income tax report is at hand. Yes, once again I will wade through mountains of paperwork, dig out the "important papers" file, and spend hours deciphering government jargon that is worded in such a way that anyone with a high school education could understand it, at least that's what they claim. So, with nervous energy, I r...
  • Economic Equality Example Job Government
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    A. ) Profit Sharing Arrangements in Industry By creating profit sharing arrangements in the Industry, Fidel Castro is demonstrating governing Cuba in a communist way. This is because communism supports economic equality; and sharing profits is an example of this. B. ) Creation of More Agricultural Jobs Castro created more agricultural jobs, so that more people would be employed. Before him, there was a great unemployment problem in Cuba. He strongly supported economic equality and wanted the fa...
  • Capital Verses Revenue South Africa
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    Few topics in taxation have resulted in as much debate as that of the distinction between capital and revenue. Although South African fiscal legislation does make a distinction between gains and loss of a capital or revenue nature, it does not provide a definition of these terms. Thus it has been left to the judiciary, in the numerous cases brought before it, to lay down the principles governing what constitutes capital and revenue. This executive summary examines the relevance of this distincti...
  • Affirmative Essay On Individual Flat Tax
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    Should there be an Individual Flat Tax? The Pro Side Introduction While there are a number of different ways to debate the appropriateness of an income tax system, most academicians would agree that there are four broad categories that encompass the basic principles of a good tax system - fairness, ease, minimal interference and conduciveness to economic growth, and adequacy. Is the tax fair? Fairness at the basic level suggests that all people who are in similar circumstances sho...
  • The Proposed National Sales Tax An Introduction And Argument
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    The Proposed National Sales Tax: An Introduction and Argument Death and Taxes. Americans accept both of these as inevitabilities. Every year, the people of this nation are joined together on April 15 th, the deadline for the filing of income tax. Of course no one likes it and of course people get frustrated, but do we really need to accept it? Money is taken directly from our paychecks before we even see them, and now we fork over more. Eventually, we forget where it's all going. Everything we ...
  • Url Web Capone Income Tax
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    Al Capone is perhaps the best known gangster of all time and by far the most powerful mob boss of his era. His mob dominated the Chicago area from 1925 to 1931, when he was imprisoned for income tax evasion. This was the only crime the courts could prove against him. He went to jail at Alcatraz for eight years until he became very ill with syphilis and died from the disease in 1947 (URL: web /> austria / capone . html 1-3). Al Capone was born somewhere in Brooklyn on January 17, 1899 but know b...
  • Al Capone Income Tax
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    Al Capone Al Capone was born on January 17, 1899 in Brooklyn New York Capone grew up in a rough neighborhood by the time he was eleven he was in two gangs one was the kids gang the brooklime rippers and the forty thieves juniors. Capone quit school in sixth grade at the age fourteen. Between scams, he was a clerk at a candy store, a pin boy at the bowling alley and a cutter in a bookbindery; later on he became part of the notorious five points gang in Manhattan. Capone was once a bouncer at the ...