April 15, 2009

Tea-ed Off? Remember the Rage

Coincidence? Why would you think that? Are you some kind of extremist?

An extreme proposal: Pay taxes on October 15. Vote the first Tuesday in November.

"Unfortunately, taxpayer outrage about Big Government usually coincides closely with Tax Day in April, which is way far away from Voting Day in November. As the graphic above shows, it's been 162 days since we last voted in November 2008, and it will be 202 days before the next election, so Tax Day and Voting Day are almost as far apart as two recurring annual dates can be.

"Here's an idea: Move Tax Day and Voting Day much closer together, like perhaps in the same month or same week, instead of being about 6 months apart. " -- CARPE DIEM: Taxpayers Are Really Tea-ed Off

Posted by Vanderleun at April 15, 2009 8:54 AM
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Wonder what would happen if those who file instead filed for extensions en masse? Several million tax returns delayed for at least 4 months (you could file a second extension), no tax revenue, even more internal chaos....Hmmmm.

Posted by: tom paine at April 15, 2009 11:06 AM