Friday, June 10, 2005

Lincoln and the Income Tax

President Lincoln introduced the graduated income tax to pay for the costs of a war he did not want. He reasoned that those who made the most money from our country gained the most from keeping our country strong. President Bush wants to abolish this tax, reasoning that the money is best kept in the hands of his family and their oil company supporters.

Mr. Congressman do you pay any taxes? Are you on half pay because of the strike? Worried that you won't be able to pay for medical expenses and groceries? Worried that yor job will be sent off shore along with the factory? Worried there aren't enough policemen? Or that your children's class sizes have doubled? Mr. Congressman give me my money and my services back. Support a graduated income tax (and heavy penalties for those who deposit monies off-shore).

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