Issue: Taxation

Principles supporting position:

Basis for federal government role in the issue:

Constitution Art. I, Sec. 8: “Congress shall have Power To lay and collect pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States…”; 16th Amendment to Constitution: “Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived…”

Principle Based Position

This is another complex issue as to which many principles must be balanced, with the optimal result as follows:

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