Every free action is produced by the concurrence of two causes; one moral, i. When I walk towards an object, it is necessary first that I should will to go there, and, in the second place, that my feet should carry me. If a paralytic wills to run and an active man wills not to, they will both stay where they are. The body politic has the same motive powers; here too force and will are distinguished, will under the name of legislative power and force under that of executive power.
And it has been the consistent opinion of the Supreme Court beginning with Hylton v. United States, 3 U. United States, U. The income tax that was challenged in the Pollock decision was similar, and the majority opinion first struck down the tax on incomes from property i.
That a tax on wages and other compensation for labor would have been constitutional even before the adoption of the 16th Amendment was confirmed by the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court in Brushaber, in which the court stated: See also, Charczuk v.
After the Brushaber decision, the Supreme Court still followed the doctrine established by the decision in Collector v. However, in a case challenging the application of the federal income tax to the salaries of employees of the Port of New York Authority a bi-state corporation formed by New York and New Jerseythe Supreme Court clearly stated that Congress could tax the earnings of those employees in the same manner as employees private businesses: The taxpayers enjoy the benefits and protection of the laws of the United States.
They are under a duty to support its government and are not beyond the reach of its taxing power. A nondiscriminatory tax laid on their net income, in common with that of all other members of the community, could by no reasonable probability be considered to preclude the performance of the function which New York and New Jersey have undertaken, or to obstruct it more than like private enterprises are obstructed by our taxing system.
The Supreme Court explicitly overruled Collector v. Day in Graves v. New York ex rel. Their compensation, whether paid out of the returns from the business or otherwise, can have no quality, so far as the federal taxing power is concerned, superior to that of the enterprise in which the compensated service is rendered.
We conclude that the Congress had the constitutional authority to lay the tax. None of these decisions would have been unnecessary if Congress did not have the power to tax wages and salaries generally.
The decisions were necessary only because the Supreme Court already knew that it was constitutional to tax the compensation of a private business and so the issue was whether state employees should be treated differently.
The Supreme Court initially held that state employees should be treated differently, but then eventually reversed itself and concluded that the same taxes should be paid by state employees as any other employee. In the case of Commissioner v.
Kowalski, US 77the Supreme Court held that meal allowances paid by the state of New Jersey to state troopers constituted income subject to tax. Kowalski, US 77, 83 The lower courts have therefore had no problem in holding that an unapportioned income tax on wages is constitutional.
The Court also noted that in Pollock v. See also, United States v. United States, F. As far as the author has been able to determine, the above quotation has never been cited or discussed by any federal court.The various debt obligations can have different seniority rankings or priority of payment.
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