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So I’m going to quit paying my taxes
If everybody who had a beef with how and where some of their tax dollars were being spent decided to quit paying their taxes in protest — well, nobody would be paying taxes and we’d all go to shit-in-a-hand basket.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – When the United States invaded Iraq more than four years ago, war opponent David Gross asked his bosses for a radical pay cut, enough so he wouldn’t have to pay taxes to support the war.
“I was having a hard time looking at myself in the mirror,” Gross said. “I knew the bombs falling were in part paid with my tax dollars. I had to actually do something concrete to remove my complicity.”
The San Francisco technical writer was making close to $100,000 a year. He didn’t know exactly how big of a pay cut he would need to fall below the federal tax threshold, but later figured out he would have to make less than minimum wage.
In any event, his employer turned him down and he quit. Gross, 38, now works on a contract basis, and last year he refused to pay self-employment taxes.
This guy’s giving technical writers a bad name (I’ve been a technical writer for the last 10 years).
Anyway — I hope his future paychecks (even if they are just at minimum wage) are garnished to pay his legal debt, and his home and his Prius are seized to pay the same.
If he really wants to stop paying taxes, he’s free to renounce his citizenship and move the hell out. I’ll be glad to refer his current customers to some technical writers who aren’t anti-American wusses.