Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and institute new Government.
When we think of taxes, we most likely look at what we pay to the Federal government and the states where we live, but there are dozens more, incorporated into everything we purchase. Every time we might the government to tax the corporations, we are asking them to tax us. Corporations view taxes as an expense like paying the electric bill. When they price an item for sale, they include all their expenses, including taxes. Here's a list of nearly 4 dozen taxes. Can you think of some others? Think of George Harrison's "Tax Man" (1966):
If you drive a car, I'll tax the street, If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat. If you get too cold I'll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.
1. Ad Valorem Tax 2. Building Permit Tax 3. Commercial Driver’s License Tax 4. Cigarette Tax 5. Corporate Income Tax 6. Dog License Tax 7. Excise Taxes 8. Federal Income Tax 9. Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) 10. Fishing License Tax 11. Food License Tax 12. Fuel Permit Tax 13. Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon) 14. Gross Receipts Tax 15. Hotel/Motel Tax