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America's biggest tax evaders. Should religions be exempt from paying taxes?
Everyone wants something for nothing
Should religions be taxed as a business?
The answer is a resounding "YES"
This is a vast reservoir of untapped tax revenue
Religions continue to contribute to Tax Revenue Loss.
Let them pay their Fair Share of Taxes.
Is representation without taxation just?
Absolutely not - there are no exceptions.
Do religious institutions really need, or deserve, to NOT pay their fair share of taxes?
Taxing religious entities and the many other wealthy freeloaders would eliminate most of our national debt.
No representation without taxation
No business exempted
It is time for some needed real and meaningful changes and progression into the future.
Every corporation, and religious entity (they are all run as businesses), should be subjected to paying their fair share of taxes, not contributing to the economic downfall.
American citizens should not be subsidizing any business or religion while allowing them to make record net profits. And yes, this also includes the billions of dollars in profits going untaxed by the major sports leagues.
Burdens on Society
Are these religions/churches/cults, and tax exempt corporations, more of a burden on society than they are worth?
History tells us, yes. Their inappropriate, and undeserved, tax evasions are a major factor in the cause of our economic downfall.
Billions (trillions) of dollars are lost annually by not taxing churches/religious organizations, and allowing other corporations exorbitant tax evasion loopholes and undeserved exemptions.
A few justifications for the need for them [religions] to contribute to society:
- They greedily take money from people who are duped into believing that they are "buying" their way into heaven.
- Church leaders live in luxury, and implore hard working folks to donate to the welfare of the poor and needy.
- They preach a narrow view of life and reality and spread hatred and intolerance on a continuous basis.
- They encourage violence and incite social unrest.
- They are totally self serving.
- They certainly DO NOT represent the entire population.
- They do not represent the majority.
Make no mistake about it - Religion is a big business in this country and around the globe. Besides the continued bombardments of negativism, they demand governments to mandate behaviors that only promote their ideologies, and are without any logical basis. And all without being taxed. This is another American shame.
To be fair, they do provide, albeit on a small scale, some occasional help to the 'needy' . Not only the financially needy, but the psychologically needy as well. But, does this token of good justify the damages they incur to the psyche of the masses? It is unimaginable, to me, that the young minds of today's seemingly modern progressive society are so easily influenced in such a negative manner. Childhood brainwashing is a powerful tool for control.
Will Congress choose Corporate Greed over the People's Need?
The Fair Elections Now Act pending in Congress
NO representation without taxation
There should be no government representation without taxation .
This 'free ride' is as ludicrous as the supreme court ruling that large companies have the same status as individuals. By the very nature of such a ruling, it is evident that these judges are biased in favor of the ''conservative right wing movement" and are willing to go to any length to preserve their status quo. But they did not go far enough in placing corporations in the same status as individuals. Individuals are taxed according to their income. Corporations pay little taxes, and receive huge kickback via loop holes that they themselves have created. Another American shame.
This act by the supreme court is, or should be, seen as criminally negligent in their duties to protect the laws and rights of the entire democratic principles of this country. It should not be in their jurisdiction to make such a political statement at the expense of the American people.
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