Diary

No More Grand Canals

On Intellectual Redneck:

Barack is going after the tax loopholers. Count me as one of them. I, like the Facebook guy, plan on never showing a profit to the IRS on my site.

During the Sui Dynasty in China, six million men were “employed” to finish the 1000-mile Grand Canal.

Men were at that time forced to work on the Canal for one month of their short lives each year. Many died while working on the Canal. Just as today, family breadwinners are dying prematurely while trying to provide for their families.

According to the Tax Foundation, Tax Freedom Day recently passed. We work 4-5 months for the government. Not just one.

How did I celebrate Tax Freedom Day? I didn’t. I have to hide all my disposable income, like a common criminal.