Actual words from the Articles of Confederation stating that congress can not levy or collect taxes.
"All charges of war, and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defence or general welfare, and allowed by the united states in congress assembled, shall be def rayed out of a common treasury, which shall be supplied by the several states in proportion to the value of all land within each state..."
With congress unable to tax we are lacking funds and are not able to maintain an effective military or pay off our debts!
Congress is begging states to send tax money to the central government! America's economy is failing!
What is the message?
We don't have the money to do that right now! The states aren't giving us enough money on time!
Without taxes Congress was having a lot of trouble paying for the Revolutionary War.
You need to pay off the Revolutionary War!
Sir, I have a message for you.
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The central government had no money to pay soldiers or the police due to lack of taxes.
YOU NEED TO PAY US!
It has become clear to us that the Articles of Confederation are not working and we need to be able to tax on a central level. The Articles of Confederation needs to end!
The Articles of Confederation had many weaknesses and officially ended in 1787.