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The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“It would be thought a hard government that should tax its people one tenth part.” – Benjamin Franklin [1]

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#1 Comment By wally On October 17, 2017 @ 4:06 am

ole’ franklin would be really shocked to see america now…

#2 Comment By B in WY On October 17, 2017 @ 11:10 am

Most people don’t think about how much the government takes in the form of taxes (federal, VATs, property), state and professional fees, mandatory insurance, etc. For me, an average working man, I stopped counting when the total hit 45% of my gross income. Ten percent would be a blessing (and might help me survive despite 6 years without a raise of any kind).