There are only two things worse then an empty canvas: death and taxes.
One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.
the larger the percentage of the national income taken by taxes the greater the deterrent to private production and employment. When the total tax burden grows beyond a bearable size, the problem of devising taxes that will not discourage and disrupt production becomes insoluble.
A consciência da insonsciência da vida é o mais antigo imposto ? inteligência.
Making money is one thing, paying tax is another.
Where tax is solidarity, the national sport is tax evasion.