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An Uncivil Income Tax System

Scrap Iron Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 11:33 PM
Paulus Textor has the right idea. It IS time for the Fair Tax. imagine keeping ALL your pay. Imagine never having to fill out a tax form again (personal). Imagine being able to decide WHEN you will pay taxes (when you make a purchase of a new item). Imagine April 15th being just another nice spring day. Imagine politicians WITHOUT the power to manipulate the tax code to favor their campaign contributors.

Each year in the United States, an estimated 6.1 billion hours are spent complying with the federal tax code. I'm pretty sure at least half of those hours are spent by me.

With less than two weeks remaining before this year's tax returns are due, I've barely made a dent in my stack of forms, receipts, and instructions. Each year the prospect of doing my taxes looms more daunting and dismal than the year before. Each year I wonder where I'll find the time, never mind the patience, to get it done. Each year's tax ordeal seems to require more...