You talk about a piece of legislative slavery that hasn't not been defined by either the constitution (which was strictly against this tax until even as the 16th amendment was introduced), congress, and overruled by the supreme court numerous times. Consider the case of Pollock vs Farmers Loan and Trust (1894): This cased layed an outline that the federal government cannot levy taxes on our labored income. Then after the 1913 adoption of the sixteenth amendment, the Supreme court in 1916 upheld the Pollock decision in Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Therefore the Supreme court has upheld that the "income" that we generate through our labors, cannot be directly taxed, but can only be "indirectly taxed" through spending, or as a profit tax (through investing). It's crazy that all three branches of our government now completely ignores this fact, and have created the biggest, most useless beauracracy ever devised by man: the IRS I am a general Dentist. I would love to expand my business, but with all the taxes I have to pay, this has limited me from hiring people to do this. I paid over 30% of my labor to the government this last year. How the hell do they expect me as a small business owner to employ people when they rob me of all my hard work? And look at what my money is funding. Extended government liability insurance, food stamps, medicaid (the worst patients on God's Green Earth), and subsidies for lobby groups Did you know that a direct income tax didnt even come into existance prior to the civil war? (and this was repealed as soon as the war was over). Very ironic that the same year the 16th amendment was introduced, the Federal Reserve was also created, eh?