In general, the Federalists and anti-Federalists disagree with the scope of power that the proposed Constitution gives to the central US government. Federalists are often businessmen, businessmen or wealthy planters. They support a strong central government that has more control over the people than individual states. The anti-Federalists are mainly farmers. They want a weaker central government to assist the state government by providing basic functions such as defense, international diplomacy, and foreign policy. The Federalists want a strong federal court system, and the US Supreme Court has original jurisdiction over litigation between states and states and citizens of another country. The anti-Federalists support a more limited federal court system and believe that proceedings involving national courts should be heard by the courts of the countries concerned, not the US Supreme Court. The Federalists hope that the central government has the right to directly tax and levy taxes on the people. They believe that taxation is necessary to provide defense and repay debts of other countries. The anti-Federalists oppose this power, fearing that it might allow the central government to rule the people and the state by imposing unfair and repressive taxes rather than on representative government. The Federalists hope that the central government has the sole power to formulate and implement US business policies. Anti-Federalists favor business policies and regulations designed to meet the needs of each state. They fear that a strong central government may use unrestricted commercial power to unfairly benefit or punish individual countries, or to subordinate one country to another. Anti-Federal Party member George Mason believes that any business law passed by the US Congress should require the House and Senate to conduct three-quarters of the majority of the votes. He subsequently refused to sign the constitution because it did not include the clause.