07/12/2011 12:33 pm ET Updated Sep 11, 2011

Taxes? Who Needs 'Em? America Didn't 100 Years Ago!!

If you're a Liberal, you're likely not worried about the Democrats raising taxes and instituting new taxes to fund big programs of all description. That's just the way you are.

If you're a Conservative, you likely loathe the Democrats' tax-and-spend mentality and want to eliminate what you see as mammoth, inefficient government programs. That's just the way we are.

Most American's fit into one category or the other. Most are firm in their beliefs around taxes but nobody, I repeat nobody, likes paying taxes.

The colossal irony of taxes in America and how polluted our economy has become with them is the way in which America was born and the role that taxes played in the colonial revolt and subsequent American Revolution. It is a quirk of fate that we now find our country besieged by all forms of taxes on virtually everything that can be taxed.

Some might say (I would), that taxes are simply a way for a greedy, incompetent and profligate government to steal from its citizenry.

Regardless, you'll be appalled to learn that over the last 100 years, the following taxes have mysteriously appeared:

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75
cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax
Inventory Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS
Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Liquor Tax
Luxury Taxes
Marriage License Tax
Medicare Tax
Personal Property Tax
Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
Sales Tax
School Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal
Service Fee T ax
Telephone Federal, State and
Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage
Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and
Nonrecurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and
Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Utility Taxes
Vehicle License
Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax

Once again, none of these taxes existed 100 years ago. Then, America was the world's wealthiest nation. Then, we had no national debt. Then, we had a thriving economy that was the envy of the free and developed world.

Now we have rampant unemployment. Now we have a weak dollar. Now we have spiraling debt over $14 trillion. Now we have a terrible economic situation. Isn't it obvious? We should stop this tax insanity before it's too late.

Politicians of both parties govern the nation and decide what laws should be passed. They are responsible for our current situation. But some are more responsible than others: the Democrats.