Americans for Tax Reform have put out a nice infographic about how the U.S. income tax has morphed into a monstrosity since we let the Constitution be amended in 1913 to have one. That such a tax was one of the ten planks of Marx’s Communist Manifesto should have given Americans more pause.
I’ve said it numerous times: to stop a fire you have to take away its fuel and starve it of oxygen. The income tax paved the way for the Leviathan our government has become. Starving it of revenue by getting rid of the income tax would begin the process of returning to a limited government.
Remember: the nation got along just fine for 137 years without the ability to reach directly into our wallets.