Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wall Street Journal, IRS Plane Bomber in a Long Line of Haters, by Arden Dale:
Tax rage, like road rage, can be deadly.
Oliver Wendell Holmes said that “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.” They are the source of many uncivilized acts, too.
Andrew Joseph Stack, who made the news Thursday when he crashed a small plane into Internal Revenue Service offices in Austin, Texas, is only the latest in a long line who have acted badly while in the grips of tax dysphoria. ...
Paul Caron, the Associate Dean of Faculty and Charles Hartsock Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, notes that the growth of the federal income tax has been accompanied by an opposition movement across a broad spectrum, and that the government’s prosecution of protesters has “resembled a game of “whack-a-mole,” with new protesters arising quicker then the government could prosecute existing ones.”
- Mauled Again, Taxes and Anger
- The Tax Lawyer's Blog, Deconstructing a Tax Wacko
- Think Progress, Rep. King Justifies Suicide Attack on IRS: Sympathizes With Hatred of IRS, Hopes for its Destruction