One of the dirtiest shaft jobs ever done to American taxpayers was the withholding of income taxes each pay day. Sorta like boiling a frog. Politicians, then and now, knew that a few dollars from each paycheck wouldn't be missed. So, without unduly alarming or pi$$ing off taxpayers, the slugs in government can raise taxes whenever they wish. I personally would like to see taxpayers required to pay their taxes IN FULL on April 15, with NO taxes withheld. Politicians would be far less willing to incur the wrath of their constituents.