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H.J.Res. 23 (98th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to abolishing personal income, estate, and gift taxes and prohibiting the United States Government from engaging in business in competition with its citizens.


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1/3/1983--Introduced. Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits the Federal Government's participation in any commercial or financial activity not specifically provided for in the Constitution. Repeals the Sixteenth Amendment (income tax). Prohibits taxes on personal income, gifts, and estates.