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Originally posted by verylowfrequency
I've never been a fan of income tax, because out of all the taxes it seems to have the least accountability. Though there are ways to pay less - earn less, consume less become self employed and learn how to avoid them by trading with other like minded individuals.
Then again property taxes are even worse - people work all their lives to have a nice home to live and perhaps entertain in, but its not enough that you pay it off and pay for it's upkeep - by the time you retire the taxes are often more than your house payments were when you originally purchased the property. It's just not right.
Slavery, yes - you can never rest else they take what you have.
On the other hand Use taxes such as gas taxes or tolls that directly pay for our roads are not so bad. You can choose to drive, bike, walk, car pool take a bus, train or plane etc. or not.
[edit on 6-3-2009 by verylowfrequency]