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Tax Racket

4.14  ·  Rating Details  ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
In his previous bestsellers, The Government Racket and A Call for Revolution, Martin L. Gross alerted the nation to government waste, corruption, and the shocking squandering of public funds. But an even deeper and more pervasive problem is crippling America's economy and undermining our nation's strength: exce
Paperback, 319 pages
Published May 23rd 1995 by Ballantine Books
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Kevin Kirkhoff
Feb 07, 2009 Kevin Kirkhoff rated it really liked it
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This is the only book that has made me want to run for public office. The IRS and Congress's motto should be:

If it moves, tax it.
If it doesn't move, tax it.
It it doesn't fit in either catagory, tax it.

This book was an eye-opening look inside the IRS, our tax system, and the Federal Government's dependency on it. It's simply amazing the things that are taxed. The author discusses in depth the history behind many of these taxes and why they are either outdated or just plain ridiculous.

In the end h
John Gaver
Aug 12, 2014 John Gaver rated it it was amazing
This book is dated, but it's still relevant, today. I thought that I knew all about taxes, but Martin made me aware of taxes that I had no idea existed. In my version, there was a tax calculator in the back. I don't know if it's still part of the book. But if it is, use it to calculate how much tax you really pay in a year. You will be astonished.
Cari D
May 12, 2014 Cari D rated it liked it
Depressing & fascinating to see the myriad of ways the government reaches into our wallets. Abolition of the IRS is probably a pipe dream, but Gross offers a solid arguement on why and how we should do it.
Don't read if you already have high blood pressure!
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