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E-RFD: New Taxes
(Sent to OrMag by ken-carol@netzero.net)

Question: What do the taxes below have in common?

   Accounts Receivable Tax
   Building Permit Tax
   CDL license Tax
   Cigarette Tax
   Corporate Income Tax
   Dog License Tax
   Excise Taxes
   Federal Income Tax
   Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
   Fishing License Tax
   Food License Tax
   Fuel Permit Tax
   Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
   Gross Receipts Tax
   Hunting License Tax
   Inheritance Tax
   Inventory Tax
   IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
   Liquor Tax
   Luxury Taxes
   Marriage License Tax
   Medicare Tax
   Personal Property Tax
   Property Tax
   Real Estate Tax
   Service Charge Tax
   Social Security Tax
   Road Usage Tax
   Sales Tax
   Recreational Vehicle Tax
   School Tax
   State Income Tax
   State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
   Telephone Federal Excise Tax
   Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
   Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
   Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
   Telephone Recurring and Non-recu rring Charges Tax
   Telephone State and Local Tax
   Telephone Usage Charge Tax
   Utility Taxes
   Vehicle License Registration Tax
   Vehicle Sales T ax
   Watercraft Registration Tax
   Well Permit Tax
   Workers Compensation Tax
  Answer:  Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago, and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.   We had absolutely no national debt and had the largest middle class in the world.   What in the world happened?  Can you spell 'politicians!'

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