Good News: Taxes Are Voluntary

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And you thought you had to pay them? Ridiculous!

Senator Harry Reid says, “the government doesn’t force you to pay taxes.” Reid says that he “doesn’t accept the phraseology” that the government “forcefully takes money from you.” Really, I am not joking. Oh … and he says that the reason our system is called a “voluntary” tax system is because we have deductions/loopholes that allow us to keep some of our money. Just for fun, count how many times Reid says “voluntary” and “phraseology.”

I’m not sure how dated this interview is, but bear in mind that this is a U.S. Senator spending 4+ minutes denying the notion of government force and coercion. This isn’t the first time I’ve covered this topic.

5:15 am on March 15, 2010
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