Ever wondered how much time and money are lost through federal tax returns? It actually is rather astounding even by conservative estimates. Let's run the numbers in back-of-the-envelope style calculation.
Governments manipulate language for their own purposes constantly. It allows them to circumvent truth in the public square (at least to the unobservant eye and ear).
Politicians, especially Republicans, love to talk about "cutting taxes," and in some cases they actually do cut some taxes and ease the burden of all. Unfortunately, this masks the dirty, grimy truth that no statist wants to hear: it isn't how you are taxed that really matters, but how the government spends.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
This is the fifth article in a series on taxation leading up to Tax Day, April 15.
Think about all the crazy things you know your tax money pays for…