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16 February 2000
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Wednesday, February 16, 2000
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Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce the Agriculture Education Freedom Act. This bill addresses a great injustice being perpetrated by the Federal Government on those youngsters who participate in programs such as 4–H or the Future Farmers of America. Under current tax law, children are forced to pay federal income tax when they sell livestock they have raised as part of an agricultural education program. Think of this for a moment, these kids are trying to better themselves, earn some money, save some money and what does Congress do? We pick on these kids by taxing them.
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It is truly amazing that with all the
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These children are not even old enough to vote, yet we are forcing them to pay taxes! What ever happened to no taxation without representation? No wonder young people are so cynical about government!
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It is time we stopped taxing youngsters who are trying to earn money to go to college by selling livestock they have raised through their participation in programs such as
2000 Ron Paul 10:2 handwringing or hand-wringing? The word is hyphenated at the end of a line of text in the Congressional Record, but is hyphenated mid-line on Ron Pauls Congressional website.