Recent tax resistance news of interest:
- The human rebellion against the traffic ticket robots continues to rage.
Here is a collection of recent reports:
- In Italy, one speed camera was felled and another bombed, while in France one was burned, another blinded with spraypaint, and a third attacked with an explosive.
- A bomb destroyed another Italian speed camera, another was uprooted, another cut in half, while in England a camera was disemboweled, and in Germany two were smashed to bits.
- Two speed cameras were burned in Belgium, two in Germany were blinded with duct tape, one in Italy was disabled for the third time, while in France two were burned and another one blinded by spraypaint (that one “for the twenty-first time in three years”).
- In Canada a speed camera was knocked over, in France one was burned and two blinded by spraypaint, and in Guadeloupe, one was burned and another shot.
- In France, two cameras were toppled and torched, and another blinded with paint (“less than 24 hours after being installed”), while in Italy five speed cameras were knocked out of service.
- In Italy, an artist converted a speed camera into a sculpture, in Germany a single suspect is thought to be behind a dozen speed camera attacks, in Saudi Arabia a camera was burned, while in France more cameras were dragged down and torched or blinded with paint.
- In France, one camera was destroyed 48 hours after it was installed, while another was chopped down at the trunk. Another camera was torched in Belgium.
- Now that Democrats have more power in Washington, will the long decline of the IRS budget slow or reverse? Could be. Increasing collections could give the new administration more money to work with. Unionized government employees are usually reliable Democratic voters. It’s become the fashion to run more social programs out of the IRS via tax incentives (e.g. Obamacare). The Democratic base is peeved about wealthy people and companies not paying their “fair share.” All of this suggests the new administration has motives to increase the agency budget. And the Wall Street Journal says there are already plans in the works to slip an IRS budget boost into a bill that boosts the per-child tax credit. On the other hand, the Democratic majority in Congress is razor-thin, and making the IRS bigger and more powerful isn’t all that popular among the marginal voters. Let’s wait and see.