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Your Tax Dollars at Work and Play

Written by Subject: TAXES: Federal

tax symbol no-representation-without-taxation-L-j6ol28I’m sitting here filling out my IRS Form 1040 and just realized that I’m suffering from a severe deficit of idealism.

To rectify that defect, I re-read this op-ed I wrote in 2011….

Washington Times, April 14, 2011

Uncle Sam’s big plans for your hard-earned tax dollars

by James Bovard

Congratulations – your tax payment is probably your biggest purchase of the year. The federal tax burden now amounts to more than $20,000 per household, according to Internal Revenue Service data. Your contribution to the Treasury coffers will permit Uncle Sam to bankroll public services such as: