Sunday, June 17, 2007

Freedom documentaries

Michael Moore's Sicko opens soon. A strong brilliant indictment of the American health care system. Even Fox News praises the film.

Aaron Russo's America: From Freedom to Fascism (2006) (view free) is an indictment of the IRS that makes one demand - "Show me the law." It then begins a broader attack on our rule by international bankers and multi-national corporations and the decline of civil liberties in America. Shortly after the 16th amendment passed authorizing the federal income tax, a series of Supreme Court rulings made it clear, at least to Russo, that there was still no law requiring an American citizen to pay a direct unapportioned tax on their labor but only business profits. Current and past IRS regulations all use the wording "voluntary compliance." Why this argument doesn't work: Wiki. NYT : Facts refute income tax documentary. The laws that require you to pay income taxes. All tax protester inaccuracies explained here.

Do not use Aaron Russo for tax advice. He owes millions in taxes. Michael Moore looks more accurate in his criticism of American health care, but I haven't seen the film yet and wouldn't want him as my doctor.

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