(Take with a grain of sarcasm.)
Since 1913, this country has taxed work. “Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work.” And then thou shalt be taxed on this work. Hence, we cannot follow God’s design for our lives without paying the government to do so. If we look at the alternative to labor, idleness, we see no such tax. Everyone is allowed to be idle seven days a week without accruing any such monetary penalty. This is one reason why Americans are so lazy. Why work when it is the government and the private Federal Reserve that shall profit? Why work when idleness is rewarded by welfare checks?
“But the taxes keep us safe, and build our roads, and educate us,” you will say. Were there not roads before 1913? Were there no wars? Was no one educated enough to invent light bulbs, airplanes, cars, trains and telephones? Yet these were all accomplished before the tax on work. Then question where this money, your hard-earned money goes, and you will see that it goes to kill babies, brown people, and teach children how to kill themselves (for they are nothing but an invasive monkey descendant), and it is enough to make a God-fearing man sick, and to contemplate following the prophets to prison come April.
But I digress: on to the solution. Why cannot we tax idleness? Today many are angry at those who have more fancy paper than themselves. They want the “one percent” to pay more and more and more taxes. They think this will be accomplished with the income tax, but little do they know, these one percent do little if no work at all. They are wealthy enough to be idle. Ironically, the protesters are also steeped in idleness, giving them time to protest. But if the threat of an IRS was at the door, the wealthy and protesting alike would find work for their hands to do. The college graduate on the street would decide he is not overly qualified to make tortillas or clean toilets, and the billionaire would set out to run another business and hire more employees. Or he would simply pay more taxes, which is what the 99% want.
It all comes down to this question- What do we want to punish and reward in this country? Should we punish someone for working with his hands? Or should we punish those who are idle, who do not turn a natural resource into a product useful to his neighbor, who do not till the land for their own sustenance, but coerce their neighbor to do it for them, while they sit on their couch?