Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tax Day 2010

Well it's Tax Day once again so I hope everyone has their "voluntary" federal taxes in the mail by now! The first United States income tax was imposed in July 1861, at 3% of all incomes over 800 dollars in order to help pay for the war effort in the American Civil War. It's hard to believe that this simple act would evolve into the ridiculous tax code that we have today. A tax code designed to be complicated enough that tax professionals interpret it differently and "commoners" can't begin to understand it. Hopefully some form of "flat" or "fair" tax will replace the current tax code soon at a level that is closer to original intent.

This photo is from the San Jacinto Tea [Taxed Enough Already!] Party Rally yesterday evening at the Bridge Water Event Center at the foot of the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, TX.

1 comment:

Doug Haass said...

Kind of a cool journalistic viewpoint of an event.