I once looked at running my little furniture stand at a weekend medieval reenactment in San Diego. As soon as I saw that the state of Kalifornica had a "Department of Equalization" instead of a Dept of Revenue, I decided against it. I choose not to have my income equalized with anyone unwilling to get off their backside and work. I was working 50 hours a week at one job and another 25 - 40 a week designing and building furniture. I don't think I should have to give a dime to anyone unwilling to get off their butts and work. Outside of one place where I worked was a woman who begged for a living. Every day from 7 am until after 5 pm she was out there begging. If she had applied that energy to a job, who knows how far she'd have gone.