Albert Einstein on the Income Tax

Albert Einstein on the Income Tax

What I don’t understand about the income tax is how a free people could ever accept the principle of slavery that it represents. The underlying basis for the income tax is that someone – in this case, the politicians calling themselves “the government” – claims to have a better right to the fruits of your labor than you do yourself, and to have the right to decide how much of your own labor you are allowed to keep.

That is the very definition of slavery.