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"Dodging" is for Tim Geithner, not for honest Americans

I love the negative spin a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/Business/popup?id=6977870POLL395=800000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000″by ABC news when they pose a question /ato readers about Obama’s proposed tax increase on those making over $250,000 (via a href=”http://michellemalkin.com/2009/03/02/going-galt-tax-hikes-have-consequences/”Michelle Malkin/a) :br /br /blockquoteLawyers, dentists and entrepreneurs are among some high-earning professionals brainstorming ways to decrease their pay strongto dodge /strong [my emphasis] a proposed tax increase on incomes over $250,000.br /br /Is it fair for people to reduce high salaries to sidestep President Obama’s tax proposal?/blockquotebr /br /Last time I looked, involuntary servitude was outlawed by the Thirteenth Amendment (but maybe not for long!). No one in the US (yet) can be forced to work just so they can keep paying money to the government and programs they may not want to support. I remember reading an article about an artist who decided to cut back on his hours and live on almost nothing because he did not want to pay taxes to support the war in Iraq under Bush. The article never questioned whether what this man was doing was “fair” or constituted “dodging” taxes. br /br /Now the tables are turned and there are Americans who do not want to support Obama’s socialist agenda or who simply do not want to work more for less and less money. br /br /It is their right. We must fight to keep it that way.