Wednesday, August 2, 2006
The telecom tax of 1898, created to pay for the Spanish-American War, has finally ended after 108 years of oppressing Americans. Social Security is still looking to go belly-up at or around 2040 (or so I hope), so apparently it takes 100 years, more or less, to get rid of a tax.
Of course, there's another interpretation: it took 108 years to actually pay for the damned war. This would be yet another reason to stop picking fights with people. Your great-grandchildren will still be footing the tab long after you're dead.
Posted by Tom, 8/2/2006 6:59:51 AM (Permalink). 0 Comments. Leave a comment...