Stacy McCain asks What We’ve All Been Asking Since We Were Seventeen or Thereabouts…

“Who’s FICA? And why are they taking my money?”

Actually, he asks about the income tax in general, given that almost 50% of Americans don’t pay income tax.

This is not a bug; this is a feature.

The income tax is a specifically progressive structure. It exists to do two things:

  1. Feed the Beast
  2. Give the Federal Government a permanent managerial role over the economy and the structure of society.

Or, as Bill Quick puts it:

It’s a great idea if you’re a statist who wants government to grow big enough to control every aspect of its citizens’ lives.

And people keep ignoring this, because, egalitarianism.

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