Tuesday, March 01, 2005

A Day which SHOULD Live in Infamy

On this day in 1913 the Amendment XVI to the Constitution of the United States became law, forming the basis for everybody's FAVORITE set of revenuers, the Internal Revenue Service. (The ATF being the second favorite target of scorn.) Some claim it was NOT properly ratified on February 3rd, but I won't go into that here. The fact remains that the people who control the funding of the thermo-nuclear weapons say it did, so it did.

Here is a brief history of taxes here in the good 'ol USA:

The thing to remember is that we ELECT those people who fund the well-armed agents (Yes, the IRS has ARMED agents.) so said agents can go out and gather more 'revenue' so the self-same people can BUY your VOTE with Federal programs funded by YOUR INCOME. And you WONDER why the Federal budget keeps going up and up?

Given enough intelligent voters, we can elect a new set that get RID of this BS with something more rational.

God help us.


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