Tax Day Is America’s Anti-Holiday and the Tax Code Is Anti-American

Tax Day Is America’s Anti-Holiday and the Tax Code Is Anti-American, by Dan Mitchell.

Economists look at the tax system and focus on the warts that undermine growth.

Other people focus on the immorality of the tax code.

Australia introduced income tax in 1915. The USA was a couple of years earlier:

taxed

Today, big government rules supreme:

In other words, we could free ourselves of the income tax if we could somehow get rid of all the programs that were created once the income tax gave politicians a big new source of tax revenue.

The challenge is convincing politicians to give up their ability to buy votes with other people’s money.

hat-tip Matthew