Talking Tax Reform

American VoicesPolitics ISSUE 35•16 Apr 28, 1999

Tax season was recently upon us once again, and with it came widespread calls for reform, including simpler forms and a more streamlined filing process. What do you think about making tax-filing less complicated?

  • “With e-filing, the government's seizure of nearly half my assets was quicker and easier than ever this year.”

    Caroline Reece –
    Waitress

  • “I agree that there is a major need for Rax reform. They routinely fail to maintain a well-stocked salad bar, and the waitstaff is quite rude.”

    Ed Howard –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Technically, I work for the U.S., but as an Indonesian shoe-factory worker, I'm lucky enough not to have to pay taxes.”

    Ubit Batangpang –
    Shoe-Factory Worker

  • “Taxes?”

    Gordon Biasucci –
    Custodian

  • “For all the taxes I pay, I should at least be allowed to use the roads. What? Really? Hot damn!”

    Nelson Childs –
    Chiropractor

  • “I pay almost 40 percent of my total income in taxes, but at least it pays for a top-notch educational system, responsible community policing and comprehensive health care. Of course, I'm Canadian.”

    Liz Dryden –
    Teacher