The basic tax return - the Form 1040 filed by most people every year - accounts for 1.6 billion hours. ... "If anything, those numbers are probably understated," said David Keating, president of the National Taxpayers Union, which reports annually on the increasing complexity and demands of tax returns. ... "A lot more of the cost is just planning to do the tax-smart thing. That can actually take a lot more time than reporting what you've done," he said.Yes, and that is even before we mention the outrageous demands of the IRS to learn every miniscule detail of its citizens financial lives. A person who would be insulted to be asked how much he earns, sheepishly sends all the details of every penny in his possession to the government. Even the socialist Europeans do not tolerate the amount of intrusion into their personal lives, as do Americans! What sheep we are!
An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation. ~~John Marshall, McCullough vs. Maryland, 1819taxes My Way News
A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another; shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement ~~ Thomas Jefferson -
The Declaration of Independence, the words that launched our nation -- 1,300 words. The Bible, the word of God -- 773,000 words. The Tax Code, the words of politicians -- 7,000,000 words -- and growing! ~~ Steve Forbes
The government taxes you when you bring home a paycheck. It taxes you when you make a phone call. It taxes you when you turn on a light. It taxes you when you sell a stock. It taxes you when you fill your car with gas. It taxes you when you ride a plane. It taxes you when you get married. Then it taxes you when you die. This is taxual insanity and it must end. ~~ J. C. Watts, Jr.
I just wanted to speak to you about something from the Internal Revenue Code. It is the last sentence of section 509A of the code and it reads: 'For purposes of paragraph 3, an organization described in paragraph 2 shall be deemed to include an organization described in section 501C-4, 5, or 6, which would be described in paragraph 2 if it were an organization described in section 501C-3.' And that's just one sentence out of those fifty-seven feet of books. ~~ Ronald Reagan