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What is Unconstitutional About Today's New Federal Tax Law?


DEC. 20, 2017 

To be signed by President Donald Trump;  some sources claim he will wait until 2018 to sign it. It's Unclear When Trump Will Actually Sign the Tax Bill - Bloomberg"

H.R.1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 115th Congress (2017-2018)

This bill amends the Internal Revenue Code to reduce tax rates and modify policies, credits, and deductions for individuals and businesses.

With respect to INDIVIDUALS, the bill:

•replaces the seven existing tax brackets (10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, 35%, and 39.6%) with four brackets (12%, 25%, 35%, and 39.6%),
•increases the standard deduction,
•REPEALS THE DEDUCTION FOR PERSONAL EXEMPTIONS,
•establishes a 25% maximum rate on the business income of individuals,
•increases the child tax credit and establishes a new family tax credit,
•repeals the overall limitation on certain itemized deductions,
•limits the mortgage interest deduction for debt incurred after November 2, 2017, to mortgages of up to $500,000 (currently $1 million),
•repeals the deduction for state and local income or sales taxes not paid or accrued in a trade or business,
•REPEALS THE DEDUCTION FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES,
•consolidates and repeals several education-related deductions and credits,
•repeals the alternative minimum tax, and
•repeals the estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes in six years.

For BUSINESSES, the BILL:

•REDUCES THE CORPORATE TAX RATE from a maximum of 35% to a flat 20% rate(25% for personal services corporations),
•allows increased expensing of the costs of certain property,
•limits the deductibility of net interest expenses to 30% of the business's adjusted taxable income,
•repeals the work opportunity tax credit,
•terminates the exclusion for interest on private activity bonds,
•modifies or repeals various energy-related deductions and credits,
•modifies the taxation of foreign income, and
•imposes an excise tax on certain payments from domestic corporations to related foreign corporations.

The bill also repeals or modifies several additional credits and deductions for individuals and businesses.

WHY IS IT UNCONSITUTIONAL?

BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO HAVE EQUAL PROTECTION UNDER THE LAW, AND THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES WROTE AN OPINION THAT CORPORATIONS ARE "PERSONS" SO THIS NEW TAX LAW IS UNCONSITUTIONAL BECAUSE IT GIVES DIFFERENT TAX BREAKS AND WRITE-OFFS TO CORPORATIONS THAN TO PERSONS!

All throughout human history the rich people find ways to write laws that help them GET RICHER while simultaneously
making  poor people even poorer. History has just repeated itself, again.

This is what voters get when they vote for the candidate with the most money, rather than the candidate with the least money but the best ideas!

"When Did Companies Become People? Excavating The Legal Evolution- NPR"

"Are corporations people?

The U.S. Supreme Court says they are, at least for some purposes. And in the past four years, the high court has dramatically expanded corporate rights." ..." But corporations aren't mentioned anywhere in the Constitution, leaving the courts to determine what rights corporations have and which corporations have them." "From the moment the 14th Amendment was passed in 1868, lawyers for corporations, particularly railroad companies, wanted to use that 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection to make sure that the states didn't unequally treat corporations"...

..."What the railroads sought was equal treatment under state tax laws"...

"If only there were some way to prove that corporations were not people," lamented the Daily Show's Jon Stewart. Maybe, he mused, we could show 'their inability to love.' "

"Corporations Are People, And They Have More Rights Than You" ...

Corporate Personhood, An Introduction - Reclaim Democracy!

"A clear introduction to Corporate Personhood, the legal doctrine which gives corporations constitutional protections originally intended for individuals."

 How about Vermont Law School students getting together and starting a class action lawsuit for a class project to overturn this new law based on it being unconstitutional for some "persons" to have one set of tax rules entirely different than another set of individuals?

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How many times have you heard "risk of a government shutdown" ?

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 Now the Government must avoid a budget shutdown!
Wow! After giving CORPORATIONs all those TAX BREAKS, who is going to pay
for defense spending and food stamps, medicaid, medicare, and some
more defense spending for those F-35 strike fighter jets coming to Vermont?

Remember, always remember, U.S. Congressman Peter Welch of Vermont
previously voted to LOWER the amount of Food Stamps poor people receive.
Shame on him! Not only that, he LIED, bold faced lied, to the television
audience in a live candidate debate in 2014 and said he didn't take money from
the defense contractors, while simultaneously the Burlington Free Press
showed a photo of him and U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy holding up their
huge, gigantic, mega-thousand dollar checks from the defense industry!

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-21/five-things-you-need-...

"The House is set to vote on a stripped-down funding plan which would avert
a government shutdown ... The measure ... would only
extend financing of federal spending until Jan. 19...
To stop automatic cuts to Medicare and other programs from taking effect,
President Donald Trump may not sign the tax overhaul legislation until Jan. 3...
... House Speaker Paul Ryan sees a chance to build on the momentum
to recast the country’s welfare programs"...

http://www.readingeagle.com/ap/article/republican-squabbles-resurface-on...

..." funding for government operations through Jan. 19 and delay cuts to defense and non-defense spending
known as sequestration. ... extra funds for some Pentagon expenses and health programs,
as well as $2.85 billion to keep the Children's Health Insurance Program running through March..."
..."House Rules Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday morning ...
. Senate leaders were waiting for action by the House .... Both chambers have to pass the
spending bill before midnight Friday to avert a partial government shutdown"...

 
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President Donald Trump signed the New Tax Bill & funding bill

YOUR FEDERAL TAXES - UPDATE
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump...
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/22/trump-signs-gop-tax-plan-short-term-gove...
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/22/us/politics/trump-tax-bill.html
WASHINGTON, D.C., President Trump signed the new Tax Bill and the short term government funding Bill.
President Donald Trump signed S.1266 into Law
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump...
S. 1266, the “Enhancing Veteran Care Act,” which authorizes changes to the
Department of Veterans Affairs authorities related to assessing and reporting on
VA medical centers.";;;

NOW IT IS TIME FOR ALL LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS TO DO EXTRA CREDIT CLASS PROJECTS OVER THE HOLIDAY AND FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS AGAINST THE NEW TAX BILL ON THE BASIS THAT WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND A "NEW EQUALITY" BECAUSE IF A CORPORATION IS A "PERSON" THEN INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE THE SAME TAX BREAKS AS CORPORATIONS!

PUT AN END TO THE SYSTEM OF THE RICH CORPORATIONS DRIVING THE BUS WHILE THE INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE ARE FORCED TO RIDE IN BACK.

PUT AN END TO THE SYSTEM WHERE CORPORATIONS ARE VEILED BEHIND FICTICIOUS BUSINESS NAME ACCOUNTS IN FOREIGN OFFSHORE BANKS WHILE WE, THE PEOPLE, HAVE LOST OUR PRIVACY AND ARE UNDER CONSTANT GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE.

 
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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE: Is GOP Tax Law Unconstitutional?

San Francisco Chronicle: Is the GOP tax law unconstitutional?
http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Is-the-GOP-tax-bill...
By Stephen Gardbaum, Updated: December 22, 2017
..."the Republican tax bill is law...
the courts may yet have a say...
...Did the Republican party donors’...
cross the line of legitimate campaign contributions
into illegal bribery?...
...direct evidence of paying or
withholding money for votes on the tax bill..."

 

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