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?
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.