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Cheating On Your Taxes Is A Kind Of Treason

A recent report says tax cheating by the very rich is on the increase. Cheating on one’s taxes should be seen as a kind of treason. If tax cheats were regarded as traitors, as in fact they are, we would have a more accurate perception of the damage done. It’s not just about the money that the government– and by extension the American people — lose out on. It’s about the assault on the legitimacy of our system. The burdens of running our society must be shared by all. And those most able to pay should assume the largest obligations. I’m not saying we should string tax-cheats up in the town square. But a life sentence for a tax-cheat who has ripped off the American people for millions of dollars would sure get some attention.    

August 8, 2006 Posted by | Politics, Taxes---Yes! | 5 Comments