One of my favorite episodes of Little House on The Prairie, had an episode where a tax assessor was roaming the countryside looking at people’s property, before sending them a tax bill.
I remember Charles Ingalls saying, “I work at a loss for years only to have them take my profits on a good year.”
While waiting in line to contest the assessment, someone in the line says, “Next thing you know they’ll be taxing our incomes.”
Someone else in line responds, “That will never happen.”
Had they but lifted their rifles back then!
But wait, Bshaw, that was only a television program.