I seriously doubt you and I could be friends. You conveniently leave out the word Income in your quotation above, so you are distorting truth with your post. And are payroll taxes revenue for the general fund, or are they premium payments toward a defined benefit or entitlement. I believe all withholding should be outlawed. It was instituted as an emergency during WWII and perpetuated afterwards with dire consequences (an idea from Milton Friedman, which is his true legacy as far as I am concerned). No one should have access to a dollar anyone earns before they do themselves. It is easy to flush people like yourself out into the open because when you distill it down you simply do not believe in the Ten Commandments, just guidelines.