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"I don't like the income tax. Every time we talk about these taxes we get around to the idea of 'from each according to his capacity and to each according to his needs'. That's socialism. It's written into the Communist Manifesto. Maybe we ought to see that every person who gets a tax return receives a copy of the Communist Manifesto with it so he can see what's happening to him."

-- T. Coleman Andrews

Commissioner of Internal Revenue

Source: May 25, 1956 in US. News & World Report

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/T...rews.Quote.A0B1

 

 

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land

to public purposes.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a

national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the

hands of the state.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the

state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the

improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies,

especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries;

gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country

by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of

children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education

with industrial production, etc.

-- Karl Marx

(1818- 1883) Father of Communism, Author of the 'Communist Manifesto'

Source: Manifesto of the Communist Party, 1848, Marx/Engels

http://centre.telemanage.ca/links.nsf/key/...unist.Manifesto

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/K...Marx.Quote.E69E

 

 

"A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man's business; the eye of the federal inspector will be in every man's counting house.... The law will of necessity have inquisical features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated machinery. Under it, men will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the taxpayer. An army of federal inspectors, spies, and detectives will descend upon the state."

-- Richard E. Byrd

(1888-1947) Polar explorer, Virginia House Speaker

Source: 1910, predicting the consequences of a federal income tax

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/R...Byrd.Quote.B6B2

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1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land

to public purposes.

2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.

4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.

5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a

national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the

hands of the state.

7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the

state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the

improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.

8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies,

especially for agriculture.

9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries;

gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country

by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of

children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education

with industrial production, etc.

-- Karl Marx

(1818- 1883) Father of Communism, Author of the 'Communist Manifesto'

Source: Manifesto of the Communist Party, 1848, Marx/Engels

http://centre.telemanage.ca/links.nsf/key/...unist.Manifesto

http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote_blog/K...Marx.Quote.E69E

 

Christ-on-a-kabob, Kevin!! SSSHHHUUUUSSSHHHHHH!

 

I have no doubt that our current political leaders have the Communist Manifesto in mind, but do do you really have to point it out in public?!?

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I highly doubt that, keep in mind that our leaders are all quite wealthy themselves and heavily invested in the current status quo. Bread and circuses perhaps, but no proletariat revolution.

 

As a side note that of course is not the Communist Manifesto but an excerpt from it concerning how the transition to communism and classless society might be achieved in a developed capitalist country.

 

The idea being this.

 

When, in the course of development, class distinctions have disappeared, and all production has been concentrated in the hands of a vast association of the whole nation, the public power will lose its political character. Political power, properly so called, is merely the organized power of one class for oppressing another. If the proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled, by the force of circumstances, to organize itself as a class; if, by means of a revolution, it makes itself the ruling class, and, as such, sweeps away by force the old conditions of production, then it will, along with these conditions, have swept away the conditions for the existence of class antagonisms and of classes generally, and will thereby have abolished its own supremacy as a class.

 

In place of the old bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall have an association in which the free development of each is the condition for the free development of all.

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