I came across this interview today, and instead of trying to summarize it, I think it should be read in its entirety. If I tried to summarize it, I think the only word I could come up with is, “WOW!!”
While our elected officials play tiddlywinks in DC, here’s a different viewpoint on how our taxes and healthcare could be taken care of in one fell swoop. I seriously doubt that the people in Washington DC would be capable of crafting such a plan, even if the plan was already written out in full detail for them. They’d still find a way to screw it up like Charlie Brown trying to kick a football being held by Lucy.
Today is the 100th anniversary of the federal income tax, which was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson on October 3, 1913. To mark the occasion, Moyers & Company caught up with David Cay Johnston, who has probably forgotten more about our tax…
- Happy 100th Birthday Income Taxes! Or How the Rich Have Gamed the System to Pay a Smaller Share (alternet.org)
- The Income Tax Turns 100 – Who Pays What? (billmoyers.com)