April 16, 2006

Taxing My Nerves

Filed under: government, iraq — Alex @ 3:10 am

USA Today.com - Like most Americans, Peter Smith and his wife, Ellyn Stecker, sit down each year to fill out a federal tax form. Then they write a check to the U.S. Treasury for half the sum in the "amount you owe" box.
They are among thousands of Americans who refuse to pay part or all of their federal taxes as a protest against war and military spending. "It takes two things to fight a war: people and money," says Smith, 67, a retired math and computer science teacher. "I can't refuse anymore to go, but I certainly can refuse to send the money."

The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee says about 10,000 people "resist" paying taxes. The group plans demonstrations in Washington and 24 states Monday against the  Iraq war.

Alex Says:  As someone who vehemently opposes the Iraq War, I find this particular tactic to be utterly retarded.  When the I.R.S. nails you for tax evasion–not for "passive resistance" or some noble cause, but for goddamn tax evasion–you deserve their wrath.  Find a productive, legal way to protest; write a Congressman, sign a petition, vote.  We're borrowing the money for the war anyway, so your grandiose act does nothing but get you audited.

You dipshit.

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