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The Constitution and Taxes
    #2235396 - 01/11/04 09:51 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

I was wondering what people that are against welfare / governmental taxation to pay for social programs use as their Constitutional back. I haven't reserached this at all, so I'm just curious as to that particular point of view.


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Re: The Constitution and Taxes [Re: TheOneYouKnow]
    #2235406 - 01/11/04 09:56 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

They usually base it on the Tenth Ammendment, which says that all the powers not specifically delegated to the federal government belong to the states, or the people. Of course, there was later an ammendment which allowed federal taxes, but since that ammendment didn't specify what those taxes could be spent on, they assume that social programs are not covered by that, and are therefore unconstitutional.


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Re: The Constitution and Taxes [Re: silversoul7]
    #2235410 - 01/11/04 09:57 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

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They usually base it on the Tenth Ammendment, which says that all the powers not specifically delegated to the federal government belong to the states, or the people. Of course, there was later an ammendment which allowed federal taxes, but since that ammendment didn't specify what those taxes could be spent on, they assume that social programs are not covered by that, and are therefore unconstitutional.




Are they opposed to programs which the state would enact that would be social programs such as welfare?


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Re: The Constitution and Taxes [Re: TheOneYouKnow]
    #2235413 - 01/11/04 09:59 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Usually yes, but in the case of States, they base it not so much on the Constitution as just the fact that they consider it theft.


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Re: The Constitution and Taxes [Re: silversoul7]
    #2235728 - 01/12/04 12:42 AM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Or it would then depend on that state's individual Constitution.


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