Income Tax Blast From the Past: How Many Taxpayers Does it Take to Support A Boondoggle?


From our tax day coverage of years past–and yes, the specific numbers and programs could use an update–comes my 1995 article that looks at your tax burden not in terms of how many pennies it takes from you to support any given program when your tax burden is presumed to be spread across the entire government megillah, but by imagining that your entire tax burden is going to support various too-small-to-mention bits of government silliness/stupidity.

Read it and gnash your teeth and make sure those tax forms or extension requests hit the U.S.P.S. by tomorrow night.