Vol. 4-2 March 2006 Nelson Waller, Editor Dr. Robert Clarkson, Publisher
IN THIS EXCITING ISSUE:
Bass Votes to Eliminate the Spanish-American War Telephone Tax
Bill Would Mean Lower Phone Bills
Washington , D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles Bass (R-NH02) voted today to eliminate the Spanish-American War telephone tax paid by every New Hampshire resident with a phone. The Second District Republican supported the Phone Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 3916) which passed the House 420-2.
“This bill would repeal an out of date tax that was enacted in 1898 to finance the Spanish-American War,” said Bass. “The war ended that same year, but the telephone tax has endured several attempts over the years to phase it out or scale it back.
“What was a luxury tax 100 years ago has become a regressive burden on one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy and hits every family in this country with a telephone including a dedicated Internet telephone line,” continued the three-term Congressman. “Repealing this bill would encourage growth in the advanced communications sectors and give all Americans a break on their phone bills.”
In 1898, the Spanish-American War telephone tax amounted to a penny on long-distance phone calls costing more than 15 cents. Over the years, Congress made it a permanent three percent tax on telecommunications services - including telephone service for consumers. This bill would reduce the tax by one percent a year……….
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Clarkson's colleagues interviewed, lauded in new movie by top Hollywood producer
Freedom is on the loose -- and there's nothing they can do to stop it. Now the reality of present-day fedgov tyranny and IRS illegality are the subject of a documentary by one of the big names in movie and pop music production -- Aaron Russo. And living freedom heroes you've heard from in person at PN meetings or seen photographed in this newsletter are the "stars" of the production!
Aaron Russo is that rare bird among entertainment figures -- a celebrity who crosses over into the real world, i.e. ours, where things that really matter are discussed freely and much-worshiped myths of the day are punctured. Miracles do happen -- and we're glad they do. The government, the media, and most of America 's other large institutions typically deride freedom principles (and the idea that government is at war against the people) as "crackpot conspiracy theories " or "right-wing nut paranoia," and now the truth of tax freedom and the rule of law are going "mainstream."
Mr. Russo is in fact a major Libertarian figure with a long political resume already behind him. He has run for governor of NV as a Republican and stumped for the Libertarian nomination for president of the USA . and His new movie is called America: From Freedom to Fascism . Enjoy the following review and the short biography which follows. We're against the kind of cultural decadence in which he's spent most of his professional life, and who knows, perhaps he is too now, or will be after a few more years in the real world!
America : From Freedom to Fascism. Watch for it
by Mark Yannone
January 28, 2006
I went to see the prescreening of Aaron Russo's latest movie, America: From Freedom to Fascism , at the Hilton Phoenix Airport last night. It was a powerful and engaging film that received a well-deserved standing ovation from the group of about 120 adults in attendance, most of who were over 30.
The two major topics were the federal income tax and the Federal Reserve. Minor topics were the New World Order, vote fraud, education, government lies, and the police state. The ending contained a call to action that Russo promised will be significantly enhanced in the final edition.
A couple of members of the audience mentioned in the subsequent Q&A session that they were not aware of most of what was presented. An Arizona State University teacher said her students were largely unaware also.
The good news is that everyone in the room was apparently persuaded by the testimony given by the members of the Tax Honesty Movement and good folks like G Edward Griffin. The scenes with Irwin Schiff, Joe Banister, John Turner, Sherry Jackson Peel, Larken Rose, Charlie Beale, Bob Schulz, Dave Champion, Vernie Kuglin, and others were particularly powerful and persuasive. The feds definitely stink on ice in this movie-- as well they might.
Bottom line: Aaron Russo has earned his place in the preferred section of Heaven with this film, and the nation owes him a large debt of gratitude for having produced it. Eliciting cheers and tears from the audience, America: From Freedom to Fascism is so moving and effective that I wouldn't be surprised to read that Aaron Russo committed suicide by stabbing himself in the back four times before the train hit him, and all copies of the movie have mysteriously vanished.
However, if Aaron Russo and the movie survive until the final release, we should expect to find America: From Freedom to Fascism in theaters this summer. For anyone over the age of reason, including the 67 million Americans who no longer file federal income tax returns, missing this movie will be a costly mistake.
Watch for it.
Aaron Russo is an American entertainment businessman and political figure.
During his career in the entertainment industry, Russo was manager for Bette Midler and The Manhattan Transfer , and the producer of the films The Rose and Trading Places . He also produced Wise Guys . Russo has stated that he was the first person to book Led Zeppelin in a United States venue.
He was awarded an Emmy for a Bette Midler TV special, and a gold record for producing the Soundtrack to The Rose .
Russo also took one shot at directing with 1989 's Rude Awakening .
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Russo became political in the early 1990s when he produced and starred in a video entitled Mad As Hell in which he criticized NAFTA , The War On Drugs , the concept of a National Identity Card , and government regulation of alternative medicine .
Russo ran for governor of Nevada as a Republican in 1998 , coming in second in the party primary with 26% of the vote against three opponents. He then endorsed the Democratic candidate, Las Vegas mayor Jan Laverty Jones , over his primary opponent Kenny Guinn . Guinn won the general election. Russo subsequently split from the Republican Party. He planned to run for governor again in 2002 as a Libertarian , but he was temporarily sidelined by cancer .
In January of 2004 , he declared his candidacy for the Libertarian Party's nomination for President of the United States , and was considered a leading candidate for the nomination . Some people considered him to pose a serious threat to incumbent President George W. Bush , pulling enough votes from otherwise likely Bush voters to effect the outcome in battleground states , in the same way that Ralph Nader was considered to be concerning to Democrat John Kerry .  
At the Convention in May, Russo won a plurality on the first two ballots, but not a majority . He was defeated on the third and final ballot by nominee Michael Badnarik by a vote of 423-344.
IRS Is Sued on Failure to Release Tax Data
By DAVID CAY JOHNSTON
Records showing how thoroughly the Internal Revenue Service audits big corporations and the rich, and how much it discounts the additional taxes assessed after audits, are being withheld from the public despite a 1976 court order requiring their disclosure, according to a legal motion filed last week in federal court in Seattle.
For decades, the information was given at no charge to a professor at Syracuse University , Susan B. Long, who made it available on the Internet at trac.syr.edu , with tools for people to conduct their own analyses.
Much of what the public knows about the efficiency, effectiveness and evenhandedness of the revenue service and other big federal agencies is based on the figures that Professor Long collects and posts.
In May 2004, the service told her that it would not provide the information and ordered its statisticians to stop answering her questions. It also advised her that if it ever did make the data public again, the information would cost $12,000 a month to receive electronic copies.
Professor Long, whose suit resulted in the court order in 1976, when she lived in Seattle , asked the federal court there to enforce that order, which instructed that the data be turned over without charge. Eric M. Stahl of Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle , who is handling the case without charge, said the earliest hearing date would be Jan. 27.
The senior national spokesman for the tax agency, Frank Keith, wrote to Professor Long in June 2004 that he had lawyers examine her assertion that the agency was required to provide the data. After extensive research, Mr. Keith wrote, the lawyers concluded that no court order existed and that "accordingly, the I.R.S. is not in violation of any standing injunctions."
Professor Long responded by sending Mr. Keith a copy of the order. Mr. Keith said no one now at the agency was aware of it.
"We thought we were providing this information voluntarily," he said.
The agency has no plans to release the information, Mr. Keith said Friday. He argued that Professor Long's latest requests went far beyond the order, covering costly detailed information that could inadvertently allow the identification of specific taxpayers.
Professor Long said that was false. "There is no change in what we have asked for, and they know it," she said.
"The I.R.S. simply has no regard for court orders," Professor Long said, adding that other federal agencies whose information she collects are also obstructing her.
Researchers, reporters, lobbyists and others have argued that government agencies have for several decades become less open. That perception accelerated after the Sept. 11 attacks, drawing complaints from, among others, Senator John Cornyn, Republican of Texas.
President Bush signed an executive order last month "to ensure appropriate agency disclosure of information." In a meeting with newspaper editors last April, the president said, "The presumption ought to be that citizens ought to know as much as possible about the government decision making."
A spokesman for the White House, Trent Duffy, said he was unaware of the problems that Professor Long raised but that he would look into "agency specific complaints."
Mr. Keith said political appointees played no role in the decision to withhold the data.
"Decisions regarding the information to be made available to Professor Long," Mr. Keith said, "have routinely and consistently been made by career employees concerned only with how much of an administrative burden is involved, how much taxpayer money are we spending to meet this."
Among the withheld information are figures on how many hours are devoted to audits of large corporations and rich individuals, a basic measure of the thoroughness of the audits.
Among other findings, Professor Long's information has shown that in 1999 the poor were more likely than the rich to be audited.
David Burnham, co-director with Professor Long of the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which collects raw government data, said the withheld information made it impossible to evaluate the intensity of audits. Mr. Burnham noted that the withheld data included figures that indicated how much auditors say is owed in extra taxes, but that the tax agency lets taxpayers negotiate down.
"It is simply impossible to evaluate the I.R.S. without this data," Mr. Burnham said, "and they know it."
7. IRS Owes taxpayers $2 billion -- Including You Perhaps?
By MARY DALRYMPLE, AP Tax Writer Tue Feb 21, 3:57 PM ET
Taxpayers who have fallen behind on their paperwork way, way behind have a $2 billion incentive to get caught up.
The IRS owes more than $2 billion to more than 1.7 million people who never filed tax returns for 2002. Half could get checks worth more than $570.
To collect the refunds, taxpayers must file a 2002 tax return before this year's April 17 filing deadline. The IRS urges taxpayers to check their records and seize the opportunity to claim their money.
"We want people to get the refunds they're entitled to," IRS Commissioner Mark Everson said Tuesday. "Taxpayers can't get a refund if they don't file a return."
The IRS gives people three years to claim a refund before the money becomes the property of the U.S. Treasury. Taxpayers face no penalties for filing a late return if the IRS owes them a refund.
More Freedom Quotes
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. C.S. Lewis
"A tyrant...is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader." Plato
"So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men." Voltarine de Cleyre
"Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like spirits at the dawn of day." Thomas Jefferson
"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him." Robert Heinlein
VOIP: PN Leadership Offers You Great New Opportunity to Ditch BellSouth and Save Money
by Dr. Robert B. Clarkson
When you pay your telephone bill you are paying unfair and expensive taxes, including the infamous "Al Gore Tax" where you subsidize the phone bill of the lazy, the drunks and the druggies.
The Bell companies make generous donations of your money to gay, communist and extreme left wing groups.
Now, you can escape the excessive taxes (which violate your freedom of speech rights) and greatly lower your phone bill. You can sign up thru me for VOIP, the newest and most cost-effective telecom service ever. It is called NexBoom , formerly known and promoted as Champion Communications.
Contact me pronto if you are interested. This is a new way to fight unlawful taxes and the NWO. Plus much cheaper phone service.
VOIP is very easy and simple to attach to existing phone lines. It works with a broadband connection and in most cases you can keep your phone number.
The people who founded this telecom company 20 years ago have been friends of me and my family for 4 decades.
Do examine my telephone website:
Note: Dr. Clarkson's last BellSouth phone bill included the following information. Thus, anyone who keeps doing business with this sinister mega-corporation will be gouged for the support of some who prefer drinking, doping and loafing to earning a living:
Low-income support may be available for your home telephone service. Lifeline and Link-Up provide assistance with monthly recurring and connection charges to qualified residential telephone subscribers. These programs make telephone service more accessible to those who otherwise might not be able to afford it.
You may be eligible if you currently receive income-based benefits from a plan such as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps or Medicaid.
Call 1-888-757-6500 or visit the Lifeline/Link-up website www.lifelinesupport.org for more information. IF you know others who might qualify, please tell them Bell South may be able to help them get service at the reduced rate.