Thursday, February 22, 2007


I'll be on travel for a few days, blogging to resume on Tuesday the 27th.

In the meantime, if you're starved for content, you could check out my income tax page. I've always had a strange fascination with tax protestors -- those sometimes naive, sometimes wily, and sometimes crazy people who claim that there's no legal obligation to pay income taxes. There are more of them than you might think. This page, as a small public service, answers the protestor's most basic contention -- that there's just no federal law that requires people to pay income taxes -- by displaying the actual sections of the income tax code that do just that. It also addresses some other zany tax arguments.

Recently, the tax protestor movement got a boost from Hollywood producer Aaron Russo (whose legitimate screen credits include Trading Places and The Rose), who's put together a movie called "America: From Freedom to Fascism" that highlights some tax protestor claims (and also attacks the Federal Reserve). My comments on this bizarre flight of fancy can be found here.

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