Friday, April 15, 2005
Since today is tax day, a few thoughts on the income tax.
From time to time one hears wealthy liberals putting on airs about how their support for a progressive income tax reflects some sort of spirit of civic-minded self-sacrifice. What you need to remember when they start, is that "income" is another word for "new money" and there is nothing that annoys old money more than having to share the country club with the nouveau riche.
The IRS are the overseers who are dispatched to keep uppity runaway wage slaves working on the plantation.