America’s Tax Burden

Contempt for the current tax system is rampant. In The Flat Tax, Hall and Rabushka note that President Jimmy Carter stated that the income tax was “a disgrace to the human race.” President George W. Bush commented that “the tax code is a complicated mess. You realize, it’s a million pages long.” Even Albert Einstein once quipped, “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”

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