Wednesday, April 29, 2009

No Taxation Without Representation

"No taxation without representation"

Great words; words I believe in.

I currently live in the tax-free state of New Hampshire.

My weekly pay-check shows my hourly rate, number of hours worked, federal tax, FICA (more federal tax), and.... State tax.

"State tax? NH doesn't have an income tax," you may say.

And you would be right, but Maine does.
Why is the state of Maine taking the money of a citizen of New Hampshire?

Because I work there.

I do not live in Maine.

I can not vote in Maine.

Why am I paying taxes to a government in which I have no representation?


Technically, Missouri is right.
I am a militia member.

You probably are, too!

If you are a male 17-45 years-of-age, or a female in the national guard, you are part of the US Militia.

Check it:

United States Code: TITLE 10 > Subtitle A > PART I > CHAPTER 13 > § 311

(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.