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Does Congress Have the Authority to Tax Americans At Different Rates?

Dollar Bills The 16th Amendment gave the Federal Government the authority and power to tax every citizen. Here’s the wording of the Amendment: “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.” Please note that there is no provision in this amendment that Congress is given the right to unequally apply this power. In looking over all the Constitution’s amendments, Read more [...] Continue reading →