Taxes are the life source of the bureaucracy, the army, the priests, and the court – in short, of the entire apparatus of the executive power. Strong government and heavy taxes are identical. By its very nature, small-holding property forms a basis for an all-powerful and numberless bureaucracy. It creates a uniform level of personal and economic relationships over the whole extent of the country. Hence it also permits uniform action from a supreme center on all points of this uniform mass. It destroys the aristocratic intermediate steps between the mass of the people and the power of the state. On all sides, therefore, it calls forth the direct intrusion of this state power and the interposition of its immediate organs.
Finally, it produces an unemployed surplus population which can find no place either on the land or in the towns and which perforce reaches out for state offices as a sort of respectable alms, and provokes the creation of additional state positions. By the new markets which he opened with bayonets, and by the plundering of the Continent, Napoleon repaid the compulsory taxes with interest. These taxes were a spur to the industry of the peasant, whereas now they rob his industry of its last resources and complete his defencelessness against pauperism. An enormous bureaucracy, well gallooned and well fed, is the “Napoleonic idea” which is most congenial to the second Bonaparte. How could it be otherwise, considering that alongside the actual classes of society, he is forced to create an artificial caste for which the maintenance of his régime becomes a bread-and-butter question? Hence one of his first financial operations was the raising of officials’ salaries to their old level and the creation of new sinecures.
(Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, 1852, Chapter VII)
RAW MATERIAL EXPORT TAX
US non-consumable, nonperishable raw materials such iron ore, aluminum, precious metals, rare earth metals, lumber, paper products, etc., shall be taxed at 5% of the Wholesale value on the Bill of Lading for export. The Export tax is allocated to the Department of National Defense Budget.
All grain harvests such as wheat, corn, rice, soybean, and refined sugar from agriculture receiving annual subsidies from the US Department of Agriculture for more than (5) five years consecutively, will be taxed at 2% of the Wholesale price, per standard pallet or container unit upon export. If the exportation in bulk is purchased by Foreign subsidiaries of American owned Companies, then a 5% tax is levied on all Bills of Lading. The only exception is exclusive trade agreement with Foreign Government as called for International Trade Agreements notwithstanding. These taxes are allocated to maintain ports and freshwater systems across states.
The trigger for any of these taxes is simple. Once any product is harvested in a container, mined, excavated, weighed for distribution and palletized or containerized for delivery domestically or internationally, the respective charge is applied to the Bill of Sale or Bill of Lading.
NOTE: All consumable organic fruit produce such as apples, oranges, grapes, oranges, and vegetables: lettuce, asparagus, tomato broccoli, rice, corn, wheat farmed in the USA for Domestic consumption is tax-free. This product includes all processed packaged food to market. Milk products are also considered consumable raw material and thus tax-free at Wholesale and Retail.