"The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration."
That is the Sixteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; it is 30 words in length. The 16th Amendment has spawned an incomprehensible (to most) tax code that is 61,000 pages at last count.
President Obama is attempting to stampede through Congress two bills that will create two more government bureaucracies on a scale and intrusiveness of the I.R.S.
Waxman-Markey (H.R. 2998) is 1,428 pages (2.19 MB) in its current form.
How many pages of federal regulations do you think it will spawn?
To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes.
This as yet unnumbered Bill is 850 pages in its draft form (without $ ornaments).
How many pages of federal regulations do you think this bill will spawn?
How can any American consider himself to be free when it takes 1,428 and 850 pages respectively to describe the government's new controls over him?
How free are you when the government controls your cooling, heat, light, travel & wellbeing?
Do you really want two more I.R.S.'s intruding into every aspect of your life?
Don't forget that there are likely to be Czars and an I.R.S. style bureaucracy for each one.
Count on it, if these monstrosities are not stopped.