Hello Diana . I’m Glad We’re Fellow Tea Party Nation Members -
Why do we continue to allow the Federal Government to have the power to tax and borrow to raise money? (Article I, Section 8, Paragraphs 1 & 2 of the Constitution, plus the 16th Amendment.)
For over 80 years the Federal Government’s irresponsibility with money has been beyond comprehension.
With such easy access to money through taxation and borrowing, what incentive do "the Feds" have to spend carefully? None whatever. The hard, cold facts of over 80 year’s experience confirms this beyond any doubt.
There is a proposal on the table to shift to a States-based system for funding Federal expenditures and in the process ending the Federal Government’s power to tax and borrow.
The CONSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT TAX (the CST) is that proposal. The website is
1. The power to levy Taxes, Imposts and Excises Congress currently has would be repealed from Article 1 Section 8, paragraph 1 of the Constitution, along with the 16th Amendment.
2. Paragraph 2, giving Congress power to borrow money would also be repealed.
3. Once Congress sets the Federal Budget each year, the Budget will be divided among the States by a formula that is fair to all States. This five-part formula is explained on the website in the HOW IT WORKS section.
4. At the State level, the people and State officials would decide how to pay their State's mandatory share of the Budget.
By using the States as a critical checkpoint on the flow of money into "the Feds" coffers, We the People will have much greater control over the Federal Government. Please see details of how the CST will work on the website,
Political pressure point 4 of 8 in the PRESSURE POINTS section is key to reining in Federal expansionism. Point 4 of 8 will create a whole new, on-going structure to keep Federal spending and the Federal/State relationship within the parameters the Founders envisioned when drafting the Constitution.
With uncontrolled, unlimited access to America's income and wealth through taxation and borrowing, the whole U.S. Government has no incentive to restrain spending. The 89th Military Air Wing (with much over use of Air Force One) is just one of thousands of examples.
Overspending will go on, and on, and on until this uncontrolled, unlimited access is ended. Period.
Please take some time to re-read this e-mail and the read the website. Let it "mentally digest."
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Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Cy Mallinson 1311 Manor St. Kalamazoo, MI 49006-2143 269-342-0410