May 31, 2012
THE TEA PARTY, TAX COMPLIANCE, AND PATRIOTISM. I’d be willing to bet that the tax-fraud rate is lower among Tea Party types than among the general public. And I think that if you want to encourage compliance-via-patriotism, maybe electing a President who doesn’t threaten opponents with IRS audits would be a good place to start.
UPDATE: Reader Arthur Barie writes: “If you want a tax compliant population, try appointing a Secretary of the Treasury who complies with his own taxes.” Hey, ya think?