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1 Veterans and Patriots United Tax Committe Tax and Spend

2 Things to Think About 16 th Amendment - The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration. Article I. Sec. 9. Par 7 - No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time. Definition of Earmark - In US politics, an earmark is a congressional provision that directs approved funds to be spent on specific projects or that directs specific exemptions from taxes or mandated fees.

3 What do You Know about Your Taxes? Everyone knows about the Income and Sales Tax But did you know… Occupation Tax School Tax Property Tax Johnstown Flood Tax Inventory Tax Septic Permit Tax Accounts Receivable Tax Licensing Taxes Concealed Carry Permit Tax Passport Tax Gasoline Tax Luxury Tax Entertainment Tax Payroll Tax Parking Tax Social Security Tax Estate Tax Energy Tax Realty Transfer Tax Capital Stock Tax Spanish/American War Tax (Otherwise known as the Federal Excise Tax on your phone bill)Spanish/American War Tax (Otherwise known as the Federal Excise Tax on your phone bill)...these are just a few!

4 Total tax percentage paid by the above average US citizen in 2005 is estimated at about 54% when you figure in all the miscellaneous taxes and fees. ***You work Monday 9am until Wednesday till 10am just to pay your taxes!*****

5 You Pay Hidden Federal Sales Taxes: 10% on all sport fishing equipment 10% on firearms, 11% on ammunition $1.01 per pack of cigarettes $3.60 per person transported by boat $0.75 per childhood DPT vaccination $13.50 per gallon of hard liquor $0.33 per six pack of beer

6 Ever wonder where your money goes? Here is a short list… The stimulus plan allotted $400,000 to The National Institutes of Health to cruise six bars in Buenos Aires to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk – and just what can be done about it. $400,000 $3.4 million was allotted to the construction of a 13-foot tunnel near Tallahassee that will allow turtles and other wildlife to safely cross U.S. Highway 27. $3.4 million $30 million for wetlands restoration that protect, among other things, the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse. $30 million $2.6 million to make sure prostitutes in China consume less alcohol while working. $2.6 million $2 million for swine odor and manure management. $2 million $200,000 was allocated to the task of tattoo removal. $200,000

7 What Can You Do? Your opinion matters! Join Veterans and Patriots United and make a difference!Veterans and Patriots United VPU meets the last Tuesday of every month. Our Mission Veterans and Patriots United seeks to actively address and work toward the preservation of Liberty through the restoration of Constitutional Law as intended by our Founding Fathers. We intend to combat government infringement of individual rights through Education and Lawful Actions *You will Educate yourself on the Constitution and the Issues *You will learn to question everything *Register to vote *Hold your representatives accountable *Protest with Knowledge as your Weapon of Choice!

8 Recommended Books 5,000 Year Leap, Dr. Cleon Skousen Common Sense, Glenn Beck Liberty and Tyranny, Mark R. Levin The Real George Washington, Jay A. Parry Recommended websites (National Taxpayers Union) (Americans for Tax Reform)

9 REGISTER TO VOTE!!!!! Hold Your Representatives Accountable

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