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Yours truly, in the summer of ’02:

I would hate, of course, to write one huge check [to the IRS] in the spring, but if the government can be forced into fiscal discipline, well, so can I. Now, while we’re on the subject, can we throw FICA into the mix?

Absolutely, says Daphne:

Make every working man cut three checks to Washington every April out of their own bank accounts and you’ll see a vast, seismic shift back towards limited government and fiscal conservatism. Directly paying income tax, social security and medicare/medicaid straight up would be a stunning eye opener to most working citizens.

Assuming the states that impose income tax followed suit, I’d be shelling out somewhere around $12,000 right about now, and the language here would be far saltier. Count on it.


  1. fillyjonk »

    3 March 2010 · 6:04 pm

    If that comes to pass, prepare for the wails and horror and “didn’t someone think of THEM” over the people who are too clueless to realize that their take-home pay jumping 30%+ means maybe they shouldn’t spend it all?

    There’ll probably be some kind of a program where the folks – like me – who planned for paying their taxes will be bailing out the folks who took their new-found riches and went on vacay to the Bahamas.

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