This is why Philander Knox and those who owned 1/6 of the world's wealth in 1913 needed the 16th Amendment: a DIRECT income tax. When 3/4 of the states did NOT ratify it (Bill Benson's The Law That Never Was), Philander Knox fraudulently declared it had passed. That was the basis for the Fed. It has become our omniptent wealth stealer and the IRS is its enforcement arm. Who says one needs a violent revolution to overthrow the government? TRAITORS!!!