Eyes - May I assume you voted the right way? ;-)
excellent. income taxes bring withholding and unbounded gov’t spending.
consumption taxes inhibit freedom far less.
Personally I’d rather see property tax go before income tax. If you have to pay what amounts to rent to the state, county and/or municipality to keep what you “own” then you don’t own jack.
Just yesterday, some lady was on TV stating how “brave” former Connecticut Gov. Lowell Weicker was for instituting the income tax in 1992, and that it was the only way to run government.
Well, we kicked Weicker out of office, but we’re still stuck with his income tax. And now Connecticut is right behind CA/NJ/NY for budget problems, with no prospects for a recovery.
I live in NH and there is no way the people of NH want an income tax. Although we pay no state income tax or sales tax the state still get its money from property tax, meal tax, vehicle registration fees, toll roads and other fees. So the no income tax is pretty much going to stay; now if they don’t vote for Obama come Nov. I will be happy!