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    On Death And Taxes: “The Greed Of The Government Can Never Be Overstated”

    Jeremiah Johnson
    June 7th, 2016
    SHTFplan.com
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    deathtaxes2 deathtaxes

    Readers, you’re awake to the horrors of the Federal Government, our rapidly-declining GDP and ever-increasing debts.  Trillions of dollars have been stolen, in the form of appropriations and programs that funnel directly from the tax-base: the fat “cash-cow” that the government suckles from.  The taxes are life-sustaining to the government juggernaut, managed by the ever self-serving “representatives” of Congress who approve pay raises for themselves, immunity from prosecution from (what was formerly) insider trading, and exonerate themselves from any and all ethics violations.

    Taxes keep the government going, keep the system emplaced and you the citizen in your place, from birth to death.  The website ivn.us reports the breakdown for the federal government’s feedings:

    Personal income taxes               47.4%

    Corporate income taxes             34.1%

    Social insurance taxes                9.9%

    Tariffs/gas taxes/fees                 8.5%

    Ben Franklin summarized the position of the average citizen two centuries ago:

    “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

    Franklin was correct; however, he should have reversed the order, because taxes can both bring on death and still haunt the deceased after their passing.  The best example of this is the death tax, where a person’s estate is assessed after their death.  Their heirs better pay the tax man!  Yes, how exactly does all of that work?  The deceased individual worked all of their lives, paying income taxes both federal and state, paying off their house and mortgage, paying their property tax.

    If they paid for their house in full, and all related property taxes, then why is it assessed for a death tax?

    The death tax is labeled conveniently as an “inheritance tax,” much in the manner that conquest and possession of more property is done by a municipality.  Labeled aseptically as “annexation,” it is where the nabobs of the “grand council” of the municipality vote to take for themselves (sorry, the municipality) more land/territory.  It’s all within their laws, and everyone smiles and pays the additional taxes happily ever after.

    This year more than $3.4 trillion in federal taxes are estimated to be taken in by the federal government.  Add to this the $1.5 trillion in local and state taxes, and this figure amounts to more than 31% of the nation’s income.  Meanwhile look at the tax dodges that the Clinton’s perform, such as the multiple-listed addresses for corporations in the state of Delaware, and the undeclared revenues for their books and speaking engagements.

    On December 16, 1773, American colonists disguised as Indians destroyed 342 cases of tea stored on board 3 cargo ships of the British navy.  The price of tea included a tax of 30 pence per pound in England.  In the American colonies, that tax was only 3 pence per pound, and yet the colonists wouldn’t take it: they acted.  A far cry from today, where the citizens just accept all of it complacently and without more than an anguished bleat.

    “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”

    -Will Rogers

    For the most part that is true, with the exception of the inheritance taxes, in which the dead person’s estate is divided up: the heirs either pay or lose the property that has already been paid for and property taxes paid year after year!  If you have a million dollars in the bank saved over 20 years, and you suddenly die, if the taxes have already been paid year after year on your income, then why do they double-dip and tax you after your death?

    It is all anent control and dominion.  Government produces nothing, takes everything it can, and consumes all of it with wanton, avaricious gluttony.  The greed of government can never be overstated.  There are only politicians, no leaders, and those who misrepresent themselves and the Constitution in order to manipulate us and claim to represent us. They only represent themselves.  The fiat currency and the Petrodollar are already leveraged to the hilt with a negative balance after the phony, inflated, CBO-doctored GDP.

    We have no leaders, only rulers.  The communist truism is correct: all authority comes from the barrel of a gun.  Taxes are a means with which to destroy wealth and property passed from one generation to the next, and control the masses, subjugating them and dominating them via the color of law that make them always answerable to a superficially-benevolent but in reality malevolent government.  All governments are vampires, and the blood they drain from the people is the blood of their taxes.  We have taxation with misrepresentation, while these miscreants continue to wine, dine, and fete themselves on their trips to Martha’s Vineyard and Cozumel.  On death and taxes, only the former allows you to escape the latter, and not even then.


    Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne).  Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape).  He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.

    This article may be republished or excerpted with proper attribution to the author and a link to www.SHTFplan.com.


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    1. Ted McCullough says:

      It’s only a matter of time people. It’s all gonna come crashing down. But I think it’s gonna involve Patriots and guns. Lots of guns. Just like in the movie law abiding citizen when he said ” I’m gonna burn this whole motherfucker down”. Mite not b word for word but close. I honestly think the revolution part 2 is coming within 5 years. Stay prepped and awake People are so sick of our government. Everywhere I go is the same People are pissed and the point of no return is here.

      • Jacknife says:

        I’m still waiting on that N Korean emp that was supposed to be delivered a few months ago Jerry. And now you’re a confiscatory tax expert. Gee Mr. Johnson, is there anything you don’t know? You’re terrific. You’re a fraud.

    2. PO'd Patriot says:

      Yeah I get robbed every quarter. Then I get robbed again on April 15th. Never cared the bible passage about “rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar’s”.

      • PO'd Patriot says:

        correction:’cared for’.

      • Grunty McPhereson says:

        Agreed. I’d rather give to a church or something than Nanny Govt

      • Godsoldier says:

        That was cus ceasers face was on the money

      • rellik says:

        I’m supposed to pay quarterly, but never do.
        I often correct tax people on tax law, most
        are liberals who think the government should
        get everything. I pay once a year at my option.
        I have not had a Federal tax refund since 1990 or so.
        I have never been billed for, or paid a Federal
        tax penalty. Having said that, everyone has a
        different circumstance.
        A lot of tax people are idiots, even the Turbo tax
        DVD screws you over. Think like a criminal and treat
        all the government like they are Nazi SS. Country boy
        will survive.

      • qwerty123 says:

        you forgot the rest of the verse………”Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s”…..Jesus was falsely accused of not paying taxes, which was not true, He did, even though He was unemployed. Read it for youself when you have a moment …

    3. Grunty McPhereson says:

      Stack it and then bury it. Tell your loved ones via private conversation. Have them then use it for barter after SHTF.

      • Colt M4 says:

        Grunty, if you want you family to have all the wealth you worked your whole life for, then the first thing you need to do is make out a will. Now if you don’t have a will, then your state probate court gets to decide who gets what. If you have been following the news that’s just what’s going to happen in the case of that singer Prince. He died with out a will and now the state gets to sort it out. Next if you have more then a million dollars in assets to leave your family, you NEED to have a CPA set up a family trust BEFORE YOU DIE. The trust will shield most of your assets from the “tax man”. So you see, you spend a few thousand dollars with a lawyer setting up the trust, but you keep the government from taking your wealth from your family when you die.

    4. “I’m not a politician, I am a businessman.”
      …Donald Trump

      • “Kill all the lawyers.”
        …Shakespeare

        • Moose says:

          B from CA: Really B? And I thought I was doing myself a favor NOT reading Shakespeare! Well now! That’s the heart of 99% of the problem …the danged lawyers showing the sheeple how to sue each other out of life and home and family, when if we were to return to The Constitution, police did not exist. The people were expected to go out, question, do research, find and trial the ‘perp’, then take appropriate action(s) …usually death.
          If you’ve ever made a citizen’s arrest, you are exerting an ‘ancient right’ of a sort I guess, in that YOU are constitutionally within your rights, and EXPECTED EVEN BY TODAY’S LAWS (right or wrong), to assist our LEOs with such things as opposed to taking pot-shots at them, slandering (unless you have valid reason to do so) …hey, they are working too, and have their orders very much like military (as in they haven’t a choice in many situations) …yet it HAS become quite corrupt in many places, putting our LEOs in a most precarious, dangerous and difficult position…meaning that the ones who are NOT tolerant of corruption are the equivalent of walking targets, and if anything was to “bust out”, I would think they’d be the first to LOSE their uniforms (I would)! To me, it seems “not right” for a cop to support a drastically corrupt legal system based upon lies, and often the police are used in court as professional-witnesses/perjurers with little to no chance of anything harming them …and if it happens, they are just moved to another city to continue the same. <—I am sure that is also "full of holes", and the greater portion of it was gleaned from articles regarding our present problems and how to go about fixing them …which of course led right back to 'fixing' The Constitution (to start by casting out each and every one of the people that have led us into tyranny, lies buried in lies, false-flags, terror driven tactics used against the working populace, and just the general disregard for constitutional safeguards that were once solidly in place, yet are now "in place" (but not exactly solid). And ever danged one of them are "used to be lawyers" …if THAT doesn't suck the big one what does?
          How can anyone claim to support and uphold the law when they rape it with unconstitutional laws and acts against us to an astonishing degree? It is like The Castle Doctrine (some states observe it, and others deny you). Which translates that THOSE states are NOT making constitutional laws as depicted by THEIR own State Constitutions …and besides, The 2nd Amendment stands no matter what you may ever hear to the contrary. We DO have the right to keep and bear arms, and Hillary is a lying bitch for stating that The Supreme Court "got it wrong twice." I should think she'll not fair any better than all the others who have tried since ??? to take that Amendment (and the others) out of the pic with Socialist antics (that they've "sold" to the sheeples quite well, and that, to me, is scary as hell). The bottom line is that YOU CAN OWN AND CARRY (BEAR) GUNS AND KNIVES AND SWORDS (and all of the terrible tools of a soldier) if that is what you need to keep your life from being snuffed out by a thug and prolly 20x repeat offender).

          "But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife. For forty-three dollars my friend lost his life". Hank Jr. (Bocephus) Country Boy Can Survive. Guess I'll survive, since that's the song I best relate to in every way …right down to "my old .45ACP"). 🙂 There are MANY New Yorkers who have lost their lives to thieves, who after killing them, 'hauled ass' with a whole 2 bucks and empty wallet. Happens at the 7-11's in Memphis all the time. Today and 31 or so years ago …so I'd guess it's a good place to just take the long way around in these times?

          Dang, it doesn't take long to take up tons of room does it? So sorry! I'll strive to keep them brief, and further apart. Thanks for the toleration though… 'preciate it for sure.
          MOLON LABE MoFos…

    5. Braveheart1776 says:

      PO’d Patriot, I usually file my taxes early just to get the ordeal done and over with. I already had my tax return filed in late Feb. One month later someone sent me in the mail that stupid form for Obamacare that everyone is supposed to file with their taxes. My tax return for 2015 was already a done deal so someone was a day late and a dollar short. I didn’t sign up for Obolacare and still won’t. I don’t give a shit.

      • rellik says:

        Realistically you’ll get away with it. You may
        want to look at your situation and file an amended
        return. You may be due a big tax credit and
        thus a rebate. Don’t ask for a refund, just
        carry it over as a credit against 2016 taxes.
        I hate the government, but I’m law obedient,
        when the law works in my favor. I ignore it
        when it is not.

      • Moose says:

        Doesn’t it seem a bit more than possible that ObamaCare is going to become extinct about a day after he has left The Big House (and his damned mess behind)? And if so …what would be the alternative? Being ex-military (retired), I do not have a clue (precisely) how these things work. It is actually kept from the military personnel so that they’ll be brainwashed into thinking they’d never be able to afford medical care on the “outside” …and the very same thinking applies “across the board” on all other civilian topics, or I should say, DID …a bit over 35years ago. These days, it just isn’t the same Army Navy Air Force nor Marines. I am also sorry to state that our Special Forces, though indeed “THE world’s elite, and I speak of SEALs who have trained in SEa-Air-Land (hence the name SEAL), who are “hell on earth” when it comes to Water, Air and Land combat, are a force to be reckoned with (and THEY are the very ones that most often are used to train our SWAT teams). SEALs were earlier known as UDT (Underwater Demolition) and before that, “The Fighting SeaBees” (those guys could do anything with nothing …I’ve a past family member who was one for a career, and the stories, pictures of proof, and ‘sheer horror’ (even to them) was simply another day in the life of such a man (shooting with one arm and driving nails or operating heavy equipment with the other). Obama has seen to it that ALL of these things have been reduced to ruination (and troop morale reflects it).

        Since we all fully realize that our POTUS is not exactly out to win popularity contest and DOES everything only to further disrupt or destroy or divide what might exist (in any form), so has he done to our military …but at least they are “the wiser” to it thanks to the old farts still in command that lived through “the good ole days” …and within that we DO stand an excellent chance combined with the myriad of armed civilians with enough balls and patriotism to DISALLOW “a successful siege of America.”
        I am not well-versed at all in the language or thoughts of LEOs, so I digress from making any possible errant statements regarding those men. Of course, there is good and bad to be found everwhere (even in religions right? …you are DAMNED right, as more people have died in the name of Christianity than your mind would be willing to accept). And yet I am a Christian, God-fearing man, white as can be and proud as hell of it.
        As for those who seek to eradicate all white Christians, there is FULL cause to do so, to include biblical references. (Er, it might do myself well to hereby state that The Ten Commandments “Thou Shalt Not Kill” actually translates (from the ancient Hebraic) to “murder” and not “kill” …there is a vast difference, and God made that quite clear throughout The Good Book.
        So did our Founding Fathers. And so, when we are so inclined to do so, we CAN eradicate them with a totally clear conscience knowing we are on the right side of the fence. (I am not so sure that the ones we’ll be killing are even human, as I cannot EVEN figure out the demented shit that they continually roll off their production lines of lies).

        Hey, I really, really like this site! There are indeed a great many of you that NO DOUBT have either eaten some of the same dirt in times past, or are most willing to do so in our near future (but hopefully not yet it’s doubtful eh?) “for all the right reasons”, and for that I would like to extend a gratuitous “salute”. We are all on the same side and we are going to have to pull together as “one big, unstoppable PAIN IN THE ASS” so that they’ll have no choice but to scatter to the ends of the earth (and then try to dominate England …which they are more than welcome to).
        Our Founding Fathers in all ways left us the means to so in a very orderly, if not bloody (if needed) fashion. We give out Pocket Constitutions like crazy and leave them anywhere store owners will allow …and it is working wonders with nothing but positive results thusfar (with a few bitchers that are clueless as to what make this old word revolve, and why America is in the midst of a “devolve(ment)”, (‘scuse the play on words there).

    6. I am in construction. I work on multi-million $ Government rebuilds. When people ask what I do I say ” I work for people who don’t know what they are doing, who spend money that isn’t theirs on sh– they don’t need. God bless America”.

    7. Jim in Va. says:

      Yep..you can’t take it with you!

    8. TEST says:

      The Ant and the Grasshopper

      Classic Version:

      The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he’s a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed. Grasshopper has no food or shelter so he dies out in the cold.
      ————————————————

      Modern Leftist Version:

      The little black ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The Obama/Hillary supporting grasshopper thinks he’s a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away, in between his time at the beach and weekly attendance at the “Yes we can/Yes we have no bananas” chant-ins. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while others are cold and starving.

      The multimillionaire CBS, NBC and ABC reporters, knowing no one knows thinks of how much they are really paid, show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in this comfortable home with a table filled with food. America is stunned by the sharp contract. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper, and everybody cries when they sing “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” Jesse Jacksun, holding hands with (multi-mansion owning) Hillary, stages a demonstration in from of the ant’s house where the news stations film the group singing “We Shall Overcome.” Jesse – taking a few days from his own mansion, and illegitimate children – then has the group kneel down to pray to God for the grasshopper’s sake. Learjet leftists like Tom Hankse, Mahdunna and Sean Pennski exclaim in an interview with (multi-millionaire) Katie Couric that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and calls for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his “fair share.”

      Finally, Michelle-Marie Antoinette Obama phones Loretta Lynch from her latest uber luxe, zillion dollar vacation location and submits an executive order (it’s ok. She can now do that due to yet another executive order from her husband) for the EOC to table the “Economic Equity and Anti-Grasshopper Act,” retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

      The ant is fined for unspecified “hate crimes,” failing to hire the appropriate number of green bugs and not having a species neutral restroom for those claiming to be dolphins and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, fines and penalties, has his home is confiscated by the government. Hillary – finding the phone number for her old law firm amongst her 26,000 illegal emails – gets them to sue the grasshopper on the public dime (make that public million) in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried, before a panel of federal judges that Obama appointed from a list of multi-generation welfare recipients. The ant loses the case. The ends as we see the grasshopper finishing up that last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around him because he doesn’t maintain it. The ant has disappeared in the snow. The grasshopper, after running out of the food he stole from the ant, is soon after found dead in a drug related incident and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of albino spiders who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

    9. Lone wolverine says:

      I guess you have no choice but to obey these unconstitutional laws, if you have kids. If you have kids they have you by the balls? How did we get here? Forced vaccinations ? Anyone who doesn’t home school is what? Child endangerment? To be judged one day. Explain your self to God? You didn’t have time? So you submitted your own child to be taught by soddomites. Daddies new boyfriend . Johnny has two mommies. I hope you have a good excuse for God ? Bite the bullet. Destroy your own children’s future for an extra paycheck. And a bigger TV. And a house instead of an apartment. Your eternal soul. And your brainwashed kids eternal soul. The wheat and the Tares. How many guys work every day and can’t get their wives to cook a decent dinner let alone home school their own children. Their to busy watching oprah. Men build civilizations . Women destroy them. Who said that . .? Feminist . Good for what?

    10. Plan twice, prep once says:

      19 trillion in debt and Yellen was talking up a minor increase in interest rates.

      Imagine the cost of just a single tenth of a point increase in interest rates costs this government 17 billion dollars, a full point is 170 billion. Try to return interest rates to customary levels and this government is bankrupt.

      It was Obama’s intension to use inflation to pay for his extravagant spending. But every other debtor nation did the same thing. True inflation is measured against the average of all other currencies. The race to the bottom netted no gain in inflation except domestically, cutting I no spending and slowing the economy.

      In a word Obama-nomics has failed decidedly. And now we and our neighbor nations have run up the biggest debt humanity has ever seen. As usual these clowns see war as the only remaining solution to their debt. The winner gets to write off their debt and the loser goes to debtor prison. A global war among nuclear powers will be the ultimate debt.

    11. aljamo says:

      Who else is going to pay for the District of Criminals treasonous grand and pompous lifestyles?

      • Dwayne says:

        its treacherous, sorry to be pedantic.

      • Moose says:

        aljamo….How about making THEM pay for treason and tyranny imposed upon us for God only knows how long and in how many ways (both know to us and unknown to us)?

        THIS is quite enough isn’t it? Again, we have “the power” to do so “Vested in We The People” to redress TPTB …and since we know their reaction (already), the “Framers” left us with a very nice “out” …so why not employ it and enjoy it?

        *Every so often freedom and liberty must be paid for with a bit of blood and pain…”

    12. Lone wolverine says:

      A million seconds is twelve days . A billion seconds is thirty two years. A trillion seconds is thirty two thousand years. Game over man . Game over?

    13. Usta B Younger says:

      Sort of off subject was looking at hnic birth certificate.said dad was from Kenya,there was no Kenya until 1963 Barry was born in 1961. Also race of father said African that is nationality not race.

    14. Anonymous says:

      Kenya gained its independence from Britain in 1963. Learn to check facts before spouting off – otherwise you sound stupid (which I suspect you are).

      Also, Africa is a continent, not a country…sheesh! So many mistakes in so few lines….yes, you are stupid.

    15. NorseMan says:

      If you ‘only’ have a million in the bank, you can word the account as Pay on Death or even ad a second person to the account (if you trust them). Then you get immediate transfer without taxes. This is the crap that keeps lawyers and accountants well fed.

      The inheritance tax kicks in if you die without a will and go to probate and have lots of cash — or if you own a business worth multiple millions. In such cases the government likes to step in and grab its share – unless you get ‘really big’ and form a corporation, hire lawyers, and make ‘campaign contributions’ to the right people.

      Agree with annexation – it’s all to expand the tax base when you run out of tax money to spend from your current borders.

      And don’t forget the current tactic with income tax credits (or not). Most of these are just giveaways – and once your income exceeds a certain level you lose them. So in reality the ‘loss of a tax credit’ is really a tax increase.

      But the worst tax today is your property tax. Sure it pays for some essential services – but it is the final resting place for funding all those ‘unfunded mandates’ passed down by the Feds and States — and worse — they are paying for runaway inflation-adjusted pensions and benefits for teachers and government workers (see Detroit, Chicago, etc). And unlike income taxes – which only imply a loss of ‘new money’ – property tax means you have to find ‘existing money’ or risk losing your property even if the tax is just a very small percentage of what the property is worth.

      • Old Guy says:

        The state of Illinois has raised property tax so high to fund the exorbant state pensions that folks are letting paid for property be lost for taxes. Many business also left for Indiana and Wisconsin. Or just closed down.

    16. Ben Dhere says:

      I love all these chicken shit patriots that redistribute their own wealth like good communists and then bitch about what they apparently have no problem paying for anyway. You are not an American if you file and pay income taxes. You are a communist.

    17. Ben Dhere says:

      If you don’t have the balls to stop filing and paying the fraudulent income tax…you don’t have the balls to pick up a gun and fight.

    18. Old Guy says:

      In theory the government taxes the productive and pays the parasitic. However they have run out of other peoples money to robb ,tax & spend. So the shortfall is made up by debt. That debt is a tax on some future producer. Too many takers and too few makers is not sustainable.

    19. nubwaxer says:

      oh the horror of the inheritance tax which exempts the first $5 million and for amounts above that affects the .001%.

    20. ChrisVH says:

      I think this article has it backwards, as it relates to the Death/Estate Tax. Beyond a certain amount for heirs, this is the fairest tax of all- INCLUDING income tax, sales tac, etc… All other taxes saddle the producer/innovator. The Estate tax saddles the recipients of wealth created by someone else, and bestowed upon them not because of anything they did, but because of who they were. It will never happen, but I’d make the argument that the ONLY thing needed is a death tax, which gets out of the way of productive people, allowing them to keep their rewards, and then ‘pay back’ the system when they are gone, for the rewards they reaped throughout their lifetime. Of course allowance for spouse would be made, as well as a max amount for children, before taxes would kick-in… Even then, there should be no more than 50% of estate paid, and this could be funded with (private) life insurance to cover, upon death.

     

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