Markus Zwicklbauer Won’t Pay Taxes for Eurozone Bailouts
I don’t know German, but I think the gist of
(as translated by the translation gnomes at Google), is that Markus
Zwicklbauer, a 58-year-old tax consultant from Fürstenzell, has gone on a
one-man tax strike. His main beef seems to be that the impending Euro bailouts
will mean German taxpayer subsidies for the poor financial decisions of other
countries, and he wants none of it.
He’s paying his taxes instead into an escrow account which he says he will
release to the government if the government can show him to his satisfaction
that it will be spent for the benefit of German citizens and not wasted.
— (AP)— A
six-year income tax strike against the Federal Government by Leslie W.
Bailey, Minneapolis chain grocery store executive, ended
with his plea of guilty to a charge
of wilfully refusing to pay an income tax for
Bailey, who Federal officials said had stated he would not pay as long as
President Roosevelt is in office, recently paid $1,000, all of his back
taxes, plus interest, it developed .
His case was referred to the probation officer.
Bailey said the dispute arose six years ago after he won a $400 tax case
from the Government. The next year he was assessed a similar amount and
refused to pay. Three counts in the indictment — refusal to pay taxes for
I haven’t managed to dig up anything else about Bailey or his protest.
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