Wednesday, December 3, 2008
I can't decide which I like better--this colonnade at the Internal Revenue Service in color or black and white. What do you think? By way of information, the IRS is the tax-collecting arm of the Federal Government. Americans pay approximately 35% of their salary in taxes. The history of income tax in the U.S. dates back to the Lincoln Administration when the government instituted a tax to help finance the Civil War. The tax was never meant to be permanent, but it's also never been rescinded. There is continued debate regarding the legality of the IRS and income tax. I doubt they'll ever resolve it, though. As long as there's government and programs and citizens and the need to pay for services and benefits, there will be taxes.
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