Me Again… Which of These Nations Is Communist?
by Simon Black: Guess
What They’re NOT Cutting in the Fiscal Cliff…
from: Santiago, Chile
really tells you a lot about a government
values and priorities are. People can SAY anything, but in a way,
tax policy is putting their money where their mouths are.
politicians like to talk about technology, efficiency and transparency.
But just take a look at the tax code to see where they really stand.
Estonias Taxation Act of 2002, which form the preponderance
of that countrys tax code, is 43,370 words.
the tax code is close to 1 million words. And in the US, the tax
code is so daunting that simply the INSTRUCTIONS for form 1040 shatter
the record books at 178,096 words
over four times the entirety
of Estonias tax code.
US tax code
is so massive, in fact, that the Government Printing Office charges
$1,028 just to print a copy of it!
And for most
taxpayers, its still virtually impossible to file online.
Its 2012 already, yet taxpayers in most advanced
western nations still have to carry around reams of paper as if
were still using the telegraph.
are the rates themselves. In places like France, Belgium, and Germany
where the government confiscates the majority of what people earn,
the message those governments are sending is quite clear: citizens
are nothing more than dairy cows for the government to milk.
As I wrote
yesterday, tax rates across the board in the United States are set
to increase dramatically in 2013. For example, if you happen to
kick the bucket on or before December 31st, the government will
charge a 35% tax on the value of your estate that exceeds $5 million.
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