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TIMF E-op No: 2 – Taxation: The Scheme of Redistribution

The Founding Fathers where very deliberate in crafting specific guidelines and boundaries with respect to the role of the Federal Government; as to the issue of Taxation, they were explicit: 

Article I, Section 2, Clause 3: 

“Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers. 

Article I, Section 8, Clause 1: 

“The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States.” 

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