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SOLVING THE MINIMUM WAGE DILEMMA
By Devvy Kidd
April 16, 2003
I live in a socialist state: California. We have a governor who embraces and rewards illegal aliens who break our laws to enter this state. Red Davis never met a welfare program he didn't like. As a career bureau-rat whose entire adult life has been paid for by the labor of someone other than himself, Davis pictures himself as a champion of the down trodden.
The socialists and Fascists who run our legislature are always on the look out for a new way to continue their destructive path of putting so much taxation and regulation on the backs of employers, they are either driving them out of this state or out of business. One of the favorite 'causes' of our bleeding heart liberals is the issue of minimum wage employees.
These factually challenged bureau-rats in the legislature want to continue punishing the employer by passing new laws to continually raise wages in the private sector. These mental midgets claim this will benefit the worker. Nothing like twisting logic upside down to get more votes.
I have every respect for any individual who gives an honest day's work for a days wage. Traditionally in this country, workers are compensated for their labor according to their skill, education and experience. Paying an entry level clerk $100 an hour isn't going to solve the problem. It's the taxes, stupid.
The only thing that raising the wages of Wal-Mart employees or a convenience store clerk does, is put the employer further behind the eight ball. Minimum wage jobs were never meant to be a 'living wage' because those are jobs that generally require little to no experience, i.e. high school drop-outs, unskilled workers, or by college students because of flexible schedules and retired folks looking to supplement their retirement income and stay active.
As the gluttony of the bloated federal and state governments continues to grow unchecked, the burden of taxation is killing those below the $100,000 dollar a year income level. It is especially painful for those who have a combined household income of less than $25,000 a year.
These ever so benevolent politicians, with your checkbook at their disposal, continue to bleat that the only way to help those hard working folks who really do need a break, is to continue raising taxes for more useless state and county jobs that produce nothing and raise the minimum wage level of pay. This stupidity actually hurts those minimum wage workers even more.
Naturally this lunacy is a sure recipe for failure, but then again, most politician's thought process is driven by campaign contributions and not logic. Politicians tend to be weepy, emotion driven creatures who can't seem to help themselves. Fine, we'll help ourselves instead!
What would most help our minimum wage earners? Stop the "pay-as-you-go" scam called withholding. There is a massive effort underway in America right now to educate employers and employees alike to stop this scam: http://www.devvy.com/200304061833.html How many Americans know or understand how the withholding taxing scheme came about?
How many know that this slick soak-the-worker mechanism was originally a temporary, emergency "victory tax" to help fund WWII and to "soak up the excess spending power of the American people to control inflation?" See the history of withholding: http://www.devvy.com/200303270519.html
These are historical facts. Unfortunately, too few Americans understand that inflation is caused by the privately owned "Federal" Reserve and not by Americans exercising their free will to do with their own money as they wish.
Understanding the income tax hoax
The biggest misconception Americans have is that this money stolen from their paychecks every pay day funds the necessary functions of a limited form of Republican government. It does not:
President's Private Sector Survey On Cost Control A Report to The President (Reagan)
January 15, 1984. Available from the Congressional Research Service. The excerpt below can be found on page 12.
"Importantly, any meaningful increases in taxes from personal income would have to come from lower and middle income families, as 90% of all personal taxable income is generated below the taxable income level of $35,000.
"Further, there isn't much more that can be extracted from high income brackets. If the Government took 100% of all taxable income beyond the $75,000 tax bracket not already taxed, it would get only $17 billion, and this confiscation, which would destroy productive enterprise, would only be sufficient to run the Government for several days.
"Resistance to additional income taxes would be even more widespread if people were aware that:
* With two-thirds of everyone's personal income taxes wasted or not collected, 100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Government contributions to transfer payments.
"In other words, all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services which taxpayers expect from their government." End of excerpt.
Understanding the money trail is the key to stopping this travesty against We the People. Without knowledge, one will just continue to stumble around in the dark.
How companies benefit from stopping withholding:
Employers increase their bottom line by approximately 30%. Their role as unpaid tax collector for the feds goes away legally. The risk of being sued by employees for unauthorized withholding of earnings goes away. (Didn't know you were at risk? You are!). Without this monkey on their backs, businesses can devote the money previously spent as unpaid tax collectors towards creating new jobs and hiring instead of lay offs.
Just think what a God-send it would be for minimum wage employees to not have anything taken out of their paychecks each week or bi-monthly. That extra couple hundred plus dollars a month would go a long way towards helping with child care, medical needs, food and other basic necessities of life. The functions of a limited federal government would not suffer one scintilla.
What about social security taxes for your employees? The employee may make their contribution directly to SSA. After all, the employee has voluntarily entered into a federal taxing program for their retirement, not yours. Why should you have to baby sit four or five hundred employees retirement and pay for it, too? Remember: No one is forced to obtain a social security number - you must apply for it by submitting an application. Think about it.
How does the individual benefit from not having their paycheck forcibly raided?
I say forcibly because if you study the law, you will find that the withholding process is a mutually agreed upon process between employer and employee - not a forced one. Learn your rights.
Stop giving away your earnings. It's unlawful to terminate or not hire any individual for failure to provide an IRS Form W-4 or W-9; see DOJ Form I-9; or 8 U.S.C. 1324a(b), 1342b(a), 1342a(b)(2); or Privacy Act of 5 U.S.C. Annotated 552(a). Companies are not required to report your earnings on IRS Form 941 or issue the annual Form W-2 or Form 1099. Get the facts, read the law.
Benefits to our economy
This so-called "pay-as-you-go" income tax scheme benefits only the central bank. Congress needs the central bank because the constitutionally generated revenues fall hundreds of billions of dollars short of these criminal budgets passed by these scoundrels and signed into law by President after President. It's got to stop. This country belongs to the people, not a select cartel of bankers sucking the lifeblood from US.
Our economy would get an instant shot in the arm to the tune of hundreds of millions of disposable dollars instead of the central bank printing and circulating more worthless fiat currency. The cash strapped states would immediately benefit because people would spend. Don't let Greenspan, Mr. Bush or your party try to scare you with smoke and mirrors. Knowledge is power.
Americans would also be able to save for that rainy day. Now, even two income families are in debt up to their eyebrows and it's because of this oppressive taxation that isn't necessary. There's nothing left at the end of the month for savings anymore. When will the working class in this country stand up to this criminal syndicate out in Washington, DC and stop this grand larceny of your labor?
What can you do?
Study the facts and the law as I have provided. The only way to stop this tyranny against the people is to stop funding it. If we don't, our precious children and grand babies will be like you and me: indentured servants to the banking cartel, aided and abetted by crooked politicians. Get off the plantation. A very wise man by the name of Frederick Douglass summed it up very well:
"Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress."
It's up to We the People to take back our rights by using the law. We are the masters of our own destiny. We owe it to our children and future generations to leave them as free as those who gave up their tomorrows during the Revolutionary War so we could have ours. Will we let them down because of fear of our own government? We are the masters. They are the servants. Enforce it.
Our cause is liberty. Stay The Course.
© 2003 Devvy Kidd - All Rights Reserved
Devvy Kidd is the founder and Director of POWER (Project on Winning Economic Reform). Has been a guest on more than 1500 radio shows, given hundreds of speeches and has run for Congress twice. Sales of her little booklets, "Why A Bankrupt America" and "Blind Loyalty" sold close to 2,000,000 copies. Devvy is a contibuting writer for www.NewsWithViews.com Devvy's web site is: www.devvy.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"The socialists and Fascists who run our legislature are always on the look out for a new way to continue their destructive path of putting so much taxation and regulation on the backs of employers, they are either driving them out of this state or out of business"