"They", would like most addicted to the tube, to believe what "they" say is so. IMO, it is morally wrong to have your money stolen under the guise of any such unlawful tax, and then have the money be used to kill innocent people around the planet. Once I did the research and was absolutely convinced, I could no longer pay the tax. I stand by that decision.
FYI, Congress did pass a law in 2005, which allows the US Treasury or IRS to TAKE YOUR money, without any due process of law, no signatures, no letters of acknowledgment, no calls, nothing, if "they" feel you for any reason owe any debt to this Criminal Corporate Monster. You do not even have to be found guilty of any crime, nor do they offer proof of any wrong doing!!!
I have spent eight years, writing two Senators, one Congressman and one State rep as well as more hours than I care to recall with the IRS and the Dept of the Treasury trying to get the money "they" stole from me.
NOT ONE of these criminals would return my phone call, e-mail or certified letters, NOR did one of them prove I owed any tax. More than a few of them actually agree I owed no tax, but charged me a $500 civil penalty for filing that I owed no tax, plus another $400 something in interest.
"They" stole my money from direct deposit SSD, and there is NO trace of any paperwork, no names, no documents, nothing. Is this a great country or what?
On the other hand, they managed to steal $225, which is all these MF's got in fourteen years, so I consider that a win for at least one little guy. There are a lot more of "us" out there, than "they" would like you to know exist.
I would guess the many hours "they" spent just on the phone, that would not begin to pay the wages for the people that were hired to explain why I owed this money in the first place. When I offered to voluntarily pay the money if ANYONE of these representatives would just provide a copy of the law that states anyone is liable for the tax or even required to file a return, NOT ONE OF THEM could do so! I have provided copies of the US Constitutional Law and IRS Code, and I have not had ONE reply from the IRS, the Dept of Treasury or any of the State or Federal Gvt' Offices mentioned, in ten years!!!
That pretty much explains it all.