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Paul Ryan on the Tax Code

Paul Ryan on the Tax Code


A Bit of Charles Krauthammer on Trump’s Tax Returns

Charles Krauthammer cites Monty Python ex parrot sketch regarding President Trump releasing his tax returns


Chuck Schumer on Trump’s Tax Reform

Senator Chuck Schumer's Taxing Taunt to Trump

Stephen King on Donald Trump’s Character

Stephen King on Donald Trump's Character

Barry Goldwater on Taxes

Mr. GOP Senator Barry Goldwater on Taxes

Laurie Anderson on Hobbies

Laurie Anderson on Hobbies and Taxes

Steve Forbes on Taxes

Steve Forbes on Taxes

Steve Scalise on Taxes

Steve Scalise on Taxes

Art Buchwald on Tax Reform

Art Buchwald on Tax Reform

The IRS and the Known Unknown

Yesterday, as millions of Americans rushed to file their taxes to with the IRS before the April 15th deadline, longtime public servant submitted his materials with a sardonic smile.  Along with Rumsfeld’s forms, he included a letter which registers his uncertainty about the complexity of conforming with Internal Revenue Service rules.
Rumfeld’s bureaucratic broadside includes a nod to the phrase “the known unknowns” which he made famous in executing the War on Terror at the Pentagon. 

Rummy’s  bon mot was not only risable but he’s right. Who in the world can have surety about a tax code which is ten time the size of the bible and with none of the Good News?