Some bits and pieces from here and there:
- NWTRCC is maintaining a list of war tax resistance actions coming up around across the United States. Check back from time to time to see what’s going on in your neck of the woods, or let them know if you’re planning something good.
- The War Resisters League has revised their popular “pie chart” graph that purports to show the destiny of the federal discretionary budget and thereby the destiny of your federal income tax dollar. This year, because Obama’s budget called for a reduction in the payroll tax rate with the missing money to come explicitly out of that raised by the income tax in the general fund, the chart’s conceit of keeping trust funds and the taxes ostensibly destined for them separate from the rest of the accounts is even more awkward than usual. Still, the fliers make for good conversation-starters.
- The number of people who expatriated from the United States and renounced their U.S. citizenship jumped , more than doubling the number in .
- Want to know the various methods people use to evade and resist the various taxes on tobacco? Your government has published a helpful report on the subject.