And we wonder why the Gov't can't balance a budget

So I did our tax returns and we are getting a $6100 tax refund from the government. Woo Hoo! That is the best we have ever had, far beating last years $3400. And then I look through the documents, and something kinda weird pops out at me. We only paid $5500 in taxes. So um, how does that even begin to work? Basically having 2 kids is what did it. The government gives "child tax credit" for each of them, and with all our other deductions and credits we ended up getting crazy money back from the government in excess of what we paid.

Now I am not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. But this gift horse has trillions of dollars of debt that I am going to have to deal with and my children and their children will have to deal with. I don't even believe the government should have ANY right to my income and if I was single at this point, would simply not pay income tax and let the IRS do what it would. But that is no excuse for the government to be giving me a $5500 tax rebate PLUS a $600 welfare check. I mean, we have had a rough couple of months with Märia not working, but overall we pretty good for ourselves. If there has to be an ignorant income tax forced upon the backs of the American people, I want to share at least a little of the burden. And barring my sharing a little of the burden, I sure the heck don't want to jump up on the load and have others carrying me along with it!

The income tax is illegal and immoral. And it just doesn't make sense. The top 1% of American earners pay just over 50% of all income tax. The lower 50% of Americans pay .03% of the national income tax. That is simply unfair and makes zero sense. We should reward success, not penalize it. How can that be considered "equal treatment before the law"?

Here is a statistic that is TRUE that few people ever hear. If you abolish the income tax today, the US government will take in as much revenue as in 2001. That was just 7 years ago! That just shows how much our government has grown out of control. It shows how much spending has gotten out of control.

Abolish the income tax, and eliminate the IRS (as it would become unnecessary) and you have the same amount of income for the government that it took in 2003. Just 5 years ago.

Abolish the income tax. Abolish the IRS. Limit government. National DEfence.

Yeah yeah, I know I sound like a Paul pod. Whatever. Sometimes the crazies are right.