We have a real problem with taxation in this country. We don't want it. It's in our DNA. We went to war with England over it. The English felt we should contribute to their war chest, having fought to protect the colonies in the French and Indian War. England footed the bill and Parliament tried to impose the Townshend Duties to get out of debt. We said no!!!! The Crown said fine, you only have to pay tax on tea instead of numerous other commodities like paint, glass, and paper. We said no!!! They said it was only fair to pay a small amount. We said no... They said the cost of tea would actually decline! The tea tax would only threaten smugglers and Colonial middlemen. We said no tax. And a revolution was born. No taxation without representation we said.
Now the rallying cry is no taxation, period. We don't care what it is. We don't... MORE