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The Income Tax at 100
American.com, by John Steele Gordon

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Posted By:eagleblurst, 2/4/2013 11:05:48 AM

Politics can have a very long reach. Today the federal tax system is a national disgrace: 4 million words, tens of thousands of special favors to rent-seeking individuals and companies, hopeless complexity. It is contradictory, arbitrary, duplicative, and deeply injurious to the federal fisc, American democracy, and our place in the world. But had Rufus King, a delegate from Massachusetts to the Constitutional Convention, received an answer to a reasonable question in 1787, or had a Supreme Court justice not changed his mind...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Axeman, 2/4/2013 12:52:18 PM     (No. 9157722)

Burn it all.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: crimea river, 2/4/2013 2:26:11 PM     (No. 9157935)

Sad as it is to admit, the 16th Amendment was ratified by a large margin by the states. The western states figured they would receive more than they paid and voted overwhelmingly for it. Little did they see the price in freedom that they would pay.

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