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Robin Koerner, Communications Director
Email: rkoerner@taxrevolution.us
Media inquiries: 202-897-7876

(Feb. 20, 2017) — Washington, DC — One year after it launched, the Tax Revolution Institute (TRI) — true to its name — is radically distinguishing itself from other organizations in the tax-reform space. TRI’s claim is that the fundamental problem with our tax system is not that it isn’t flat enough, fair enough, low enough, or simple enough — but the simple fact that the government does not have to earn our money.

The Problem

Our tax system guarantees politicians an uninterrupted stream of revenue, regardless of whether it is spent honestly, wisely, or effectively. This, TRI claims, creates an environment of weak accountability and a lack of responsiveness to the impact of government spending on people’s lives.

The evidence surrounds us: millions of poorly educated children, tens of millions of Americans still living in poverty, contaminated water supplies, countless lives ruined by abusive IRS practices, and so much else.

Meanwhile, the public has the false impression that their responsibilities to each other are being met.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

TRI’s Solution

The Tax Revolution Institute is asking the public a simple question:

What if the government had to earn our money?

In other words, what if individuals could redirect their tax dollars whenever they saw them spent wastefully, corruptly, or in ways that just don’t have a positive impact on people’s lives? What if Americans could maximize the good that government does by effectively voting with every tax dollar?

Many Americans have heard the expression “voluntary tax system.” Our politicians, the Internal Revenue Service, and even our tax code insist that we currently have one. They are wrong, of course, but TRI is determined to make it so – to make the “voluntary” tax system truly voluntary.

“In a truly voluntary tax system, individuals would be able to send their tax dollars to wherever they can do the most good,” TRI Executive Director Dan Johnson says. “This could mean choosing not to fund corrupt state agencies, diverting money to charitable programs and nonprofits that outperform the government, or even directing money away from politicians’ pet projects and using it to meet the fundamental needs of local communities.”

TRI Communications Director Robin Koerner explains that the tax revolution is a human one, not a political one: “Making the ‘voluntary’ tax system voluntary improves accountability and democracy, but they are just the means — not the end. The ultimate purpose of making the government earn our money is to improve the wellbeing of the people, which is the only reason for taking their tax dollars in the first place.”

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About the Tax Revolution Institute

The Tax Revolution Institute (TRI) is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) organization committed to researching and developing innovative, voluntary tax solutions to promote transparency, accountability, and integrity in the delivery of public services in the United States.

Through FOIA requests, briefings, testimonies, advocacy, research studies, white papers, and educational programs, TRI will expose and explain how the coerciveness of our current method of funding government lies at the root of some of its greatest flaws — such as waste, inefficiency, incompetence, corruption and even the complication of the tax code and its inhumane enforcement by the IRS.

Learn more at https://taxrevolution.us/

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  1. TRI you sound like my kind of group. Thanks for your info and The Post & Email for presenting
    it. Next month my local Tea Party is about to start up and we’ll be looking at and sharing your
    info. We cover lots of topics, yours will be a great point of interest.

    I can’t say I’ve heard much about the Coffee Club or Occupy Wall Street, but the heart of the
    Tea Party is still beating.

  2. Just to clarify actionable Item 4 herein:

    4. RATIFY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO LIMIT TERMS IN CONGRESS TO 12 YEARS AGGREGATE WITH ACTIONAL PUNISHMENTS FOR IGNORING THIS AMENDMENT; DEFINE “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” AS BORN WITHIN A STATE OR EXISTING U.S. JURISDICTION OF FULLY LEGAL AND FULLY IDENTIFIABLE U.S. CITIZEN FATHER AND FULLY LEGAL AND FULLY IDENTIFIABLE U.S CITIZEN MOTHER AT TIME OF NATURAL BIRTH

    A nation with no borders is no nation.
    A nation with no citizenship borders is no nation.

  3. Our current tax collection system is unilaterally OBLIGATORY= you must send in your heart-earned tax dollars by April 15, et al, OR ELSE YOUR TAX-PAID-FOR MILLIONS OF MINIONS, CALLED “U.S. GOVERNMENT”, WILL HUNT YOU DOWN LIKE A CRIMINAL.

    Why not an emergency QUID PRO QUO TAXATION in 2017 = all American tax-payers hold back sending in their tax dollars until after our can-kicking-Congress-in-need-of-ass-kicking completes five doable vital, nation-saving, public-safety tasks THIS YEAR:

    1. ARREST/FULLY IDENTIFY/PROSECUTE/PUNISH ISLAMIC INSURGENT BARRY SOETORO FOR ID-FELONY AND TREASON 08-28-08- TODAY http://www.westernjournalism.com/proof-obama-member-muslim-brotherhood/

    2. CEASE ALL IMPORTATION AND IMMIGRATION OF MUSLIMS AND KORAN-WORHIPPERS INTO USA UNTIL AFTER THE WORLDWIDE ISLAMIC COMMUNITY CEASES ITS WORLDWIDE-SUICIDE JIHAD MURDER AND MAYHEM; DEFUND AND DE-LEGITIMIZE ALL 340 SANCTUARY CITIES INCLUDING WASHINGTON, DC http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

    3. CONGRESS COMMITS BY LAW, WITH ACTIONABLE PUNISHMENTS FOR REFUSAL TO RESPOND, TO COMPLETE THE ENTIRE 2,000 MILE US-MEXICO BORDER WITH U.S. MILITARY SURVEILLANCE AND PROTECTION PRONTO

    4. RATIFY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO LIMIT TERMS IN CONGRESS TO 12 YEARS AGGREGATE WITH ACTIONAL PUNISHMENTS FOR IGNORING THIS AMENDMENT; DEFINE “NATURAL BORN CITIZEN” AS BORN ON U.S. JURISDICTION OF

    5. RATIFY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BALANCE ANNUAL FEDERAL BUDGET EACH YEAR WITH ACTIONABLE PUNISHMENTS FOR IGNORING OR REFUSING TO EXIST WITHIN SAID APPROVED ANNUAL BUDGET

    Why is our nation upside-down 08-28-08- TODAY? BECAUSE OUR UNILATERALLY TAX-PAID-FOR GOVERNMENT LED US HERE! http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-03/these-are-9-zero-hedge-charts-showing-obamas-recovery-angered-washington-post

    The lifeblood of criminal enterprises, including today’s U.S. Government, is MONEY!

    Those who hold the gold RULE!

    MONEY TALKS!

    We the People must grow up and rise up from subjects to Citizens to MAKE OUR HEARTBEATS HEARD BY TAKING QUID-PRO-QUO-CONTROL OF OUR TAX-FUNDED GOVERNMENT IN 2017!