“The America Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”
– Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859)
Taxation is theft. This one of the foundational political mantras of the Dharma Nation Movement.
Government produces no wealth. It only confiscates wealth in the form of taxation from those who do actually create wealth, and redistributes that wealth to those who did not earn it. Moreover, government officials and corrupt politicians engage in such taxation theft, not for the actual betterment of the poor, but to buy the votes of the poor. Writing about the duplicitous nature of such corrupt politicians, Prabhupada stated the following:
“Tax exaction is not meant for the sense gratification of the so-called administrative heads. Tax revenues should be distributed to the citizens in times of need, during emergencies such as famine or flood. Tax revenues should never be distributed amongst governmental servants in the form of high salaries and various other allowances. In Kali-yuga, however, the position of the citizens is very horrible because taxes are exacted in so many forms and are spent for the personal comforts of the administrators.”
(Srimad Bhagavatam 4.16.6, Purport)
Wealth belongs exclusively in the hands of those individuals, families and businesses who are directly responsible for its creation, and is not to be forcefully redistributed by the government to those who did not create it – even in the name of poverty reduction. Taxation must be recognized as a necessarily unavoidable evil that all governments must seek to reduce to the absolute minimum degree that is necessary to provide basic and foundational services to the people.
A Dharma Nationalist government would call for the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service, abandonment of the current complicated, confusing and inequitable tax system, the elimination of the progressive income tax, and a rapid transition to a more fair, flat tax system. Very simply, all households with a combined family income above the poverty level (income reflecting the year 2012) will pay a simple and fair 10% maximal tax rate, and when an atmosphere of economic prosperity warrants it, less than 10%. Whether a family makes $50,000 per year, $500,000 per year, or $5,000,000 per year, the yearly tax rate will never exceed 10% of that family’s total earnings. The property tax, marriage penalty tax, death tax, and inheritance tax will be abolished outright
 Poverty reduction is more effectively achieved via the volunteer work of private charitable organizations, and not through the inefficient and corrupt programs of government bureaucracies.
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There seems to be a race to pure foods among the nation’s largest supermarkets as they ramp up their offerings, even launch their own brands of organics and naturals, and then heavily advertise the healthy choice.
It all makes sense, considering sales of this segment of groceries are outpacing traditional grocery sales.
Nationwide, natural and organic food sales grew 8 percent in 2010 versus the less than 1 percent growth in the $630 billion total U.S. food market, according to the Nutrition Business Journal. It grew at about a 5 percent rate each year from 2005 to 2009.
With that growth and popularity comes a definite consumer advantage: Slowly but surely, the price of natural foods is falling.
“Our whole food culture is moving in a direction of less preservatives, less processed and just the whole ingredient count is so much more on people’s minds.”
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The best way to ensure a) more equity in property and wealth ownership, b) an increased sense of pride and responsibility in people, c) the avoidance of the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few, d) the proper maintenance of land and properties, and e) the broadening of the population across a wider expanse of the geographic terrain is to foster an ownership society. This means encouraging as many people as possible to actually own their own land, their own homes, and their own farms and businesses. The Dharma Nation Movement will create an ownership society – a society in which our people will all own their personal land, homes and property.
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There is no economic system more irrational, unjust, unworkable and inherently failure-ridden than Marxist Socialism. Under any Marxist Socialist regime, the people suffer. Dharma Nationalism calls for the complete reversal of all socialist policies in our economy and culture, and replacing these failed policies with a culture in which all people keep what they have earned with their own labor. We support a meritocratic system in which all individuals are honored for their specific contributions to society in accordance with their own personal talents, psycho-physical characteristics, accomplishments and goals. Support the Dharma Nation Movement today if you want to restore sanity and reason to the economy and culture.
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