Media Exaggerates Difficulty of Low Income Tax Resistance

Caleb Mozzocco contributes to the annual early-April flurry of War Tax Resistance press with an article for Columbus Alive.

It more-or-less follows the standard template for such articles, but sadly does a nose dive right into my pet peeve — exaggerating the difficulty of staying below the tax line:

Perhaps the most hardcore way to avoid funding the war machine is to try to live below the taxable income level, which means earning less than about $10,000 a year. If you’re that poor, Uncle Sam lets you keep it all. If you’re used to making more than 10K, however, it’s a pretty radical adjustment just to have a clean conscience. On the plus side, it’s perfectly legal.