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I find it amazing how by professing a need/desire for a simplified tax code I am apparently ignorant of history, simplistic, self righteous, and presumably want to regress our society to a time of slavery and to put women back in their place.

Please, read my post again. Even better, take a few minutes and read the Bill of Rights and tell me how it is not obvious that the intention was to support individual rights over those of the federal government.

I provided a link that showed, contrary to another's post, that the federal government did not originally have a free hand to tax as it pleased.

So yes, I think we are taxed in far too complex a manner and that we would be well served to simplify the tax code and remove most, if not all, the various tax breaks and exemptions which are a way of the government picking and choosing winners and losers and to try to encourage us towards certain behaviors instead of trusting people to act in their own best interests.

Relax a bit...this is my own opinion formed over a long period of time and after having read up on quite a bit of history and so forth. My opinion is not going to change the direction of this country or cause you to change your minds. It is simply "my" opinion.

I trust that I am allowed that?

I love the Fool for being such a welcoming place that supports diverse opinions...well...normally I feel that way.

Best of luck to all of you...enjoy your weekend!
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