I’ve always thought it unconstitutional that they can tax me when I earn money (Income Tax), and then tax me again when I spend it (Sales Tax). I’ve paid my tax on that money, and I should damn well be able to spend it however I like without anybody sticking their fat hand in to grab some more.
Why, before you know it, they’ll be taxing me on what I’ve just got sitting around. In my pocket, say. Or the coin bank on the porter chest I’ve been meaning to put more coins in. Require me to take inventory of the pantry. Check the junk drawer. We’d have to file quarterly, no question—with the threat of Federal prison as the usual incentive.
Of course the IRS couldn’t take care of all this. Naw, they’ve got lots to screw up already. We’d need a whole new agency. Bring in the consultants. Studies. Commissions and Commissioners. Then we’d need a whole new top-level branch to supervise those two branches. Maybe Cabinet level.
I figure we could pay for some of this with what’s stashed behind my seat cushions. The rest, we’d borrow.