At one point, Mr. Bonifaz offers an interesting hypothetical:
- Imagine this: The United States Congress passes a resolution which states: "The President is authorized to levy an income tax on the people of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to pay for subsidies to U.S. oil companies." No amount of legal wrangling could make such a resolution constitutional. Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution grants the power to levy taxes exclusively to the United States Congress.
Roll that one past your screwhead chickenhawk buddies around the water-cooler and ask them if they want to hop on top of it.