1997-05-17 - Re: Just Say “No” to Congress

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
To: cypherpunks@algebra.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-05-17 03:34:16 UTC
Raw Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 11:34:16 +0800

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From: Tim May <tcmay@got.net>
Date: Sat, 17 May 1997 11:34:16 +0800
To: cypherpunks@algebra.com
Subject: Re: Just Say "No" to Congress
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At 7:10 PM -0800 5/16/97, Ray Arachelian wrote:
>On Thu, 15 May 1997, Vladimir Z. Nuri wrote:
>> anyone who disbelieves in the authority of the US government
>> yet sends them their tax money is a hypocrite.
>You seem to be misinformed.  You don't send your money to Uncle Sam.  It
>gets taken out of every pay check before you even see it.   Then, come
>April 15, you fill a piece of paper out with the hope you'll get some of
>it back.  But sometimes, Uncle Sam takes even more.

Actually, Larry is right. At least in my case, and that of many I know, I
send _them_ the money, it is not withheld in any way. I have to consciously
write them out a check (or several) for their blood money.

As for my being hypocritical, Detweiler is free to think whatever he
thinks. If and when I go down in a shootout with the fascists, I expect
it'll be over something more dramatic than not paying my taxes.

(And not paying taxes merely starts a long, multi-year process. If they
even figure out I haven't been filing and paying, a long period of letters,
warnings, and seizure proceedings starts. Although I gather it was a tax
dispute that got the IRS interested in Jim Bell and, thus, the eventual
raid on his house. I'll take this into consideration.)

--Tim May

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