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Tax time!

By Joe O'Hara


April 09, 2015
Thursday PM

Many of us have recently played - or are playing - the "You better file your taxes by April 15th, or else!" game. Why does our government subject us to this indignity year after year? Isn't government supposed to better the quality of our lives, not diminish it?

Politicians need to come to the realization that tax-reform must be given a higher priority. The prosperity of the American people, and a vibrant American economy depend on it.

Most tax reform plans (flat, single-rate, flavor-of-the-month) are merely rehashes of the tax system we currently have. And, guess who will administer them - the IRS.

But, the IRS has an increasingly bad image, and its tax system is irreparably broken ... it must be eliminated. A consumption tax - fair tax for instance - is its logical replacement.

Wouldn't it be nice to kiss April 15th goodbye?

Joe O'Hara
Ocala, Florida

Received April 07, 2015 - Published April 09, 2015



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