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Happy Tax Day

The first US income tax law was enacted in 1862 in order to help pay for the Civil War. That law was eliminated in 1872 and replaced by a tax on alcohol and tobacco products. Need for revenue rose again so, in 1913, the 16th Amendment made income tax permanent. So you see, if everyone had spent a little less time working and a little more time smoking and drinking we wouldn’t be dreading this day every year!

Here’s a little Beatles Cartoon to ease the pain:

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