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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

National Day of Action

April 15th is commonly referred to as Tax Day since it is the deadline for filing federal income tax returns. Hopefully, in time it will become a nation day of action. I'd propose renaming 15 April as National Beat a Congressman Until They Support Tax Simplification Day! I know it is a little longer than most holiday names (Labor Day, Columbus Day, etc.) but I think it will catch on in time as people get in the spirit. I could recommend a couple congressmen for initial beatings, but spontaneity is important so pick one you feel is particularly adding to the problem. This is not a rant against paying taxes. There are some vital government services and funds need to be raised to pay for those services. I do believe there is excessive spending and a lot of government waste, but that is a subject for another day. Today I'm only complaining about the incredibly bloated and complicated tax code. Go to a flat tax or better yet a national sales tax.

I'm not normally an advocate of violence. However, our representative are no longer responsive to the populace they represent and at some point people will decide they have had enough.

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3 Comments:

Blogger bob said...

Bill, there are approximately 60 congressman currently co-sponsoring the fair tax bill. I got a telephone call the other day trying to drum up support for the bill. Urging people to petition their congress men to join the fight.

April 15, 2010 at 1:24 AM

 
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April 15, 2010 at 2:12 AM

 
Blogger LargeBill said...

Bob,

I guess that means there are around 60 that may not need beating. I support the Fair Tax movement. Not sure I trust Congress not to screw it up attempting to either satisfy campaign contributors or trying to modify our behavior.

As to the second comment, I'm not sure I agree with that idea. Comment spam in English is ineffective. In a language we can't decipher it is probably less effective.

April 15, 2010 at 4:30 AM

 

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