After totaling it all up, the Treasury Department announced Thursday that it
had collected $61 billion on Wednesday. That surpassed the old one-day record
of $56 billion set on
The bulk of the revenue — $49 billion — came from corporate tax payments,
also a one-day record for such receipts. The old mark was $46 billion set
Dec. 15 are both deadlines
for corporations to make quarterly tax payments.
I had no idea that they kept track of tax receipts on a daily basis. Seems
like a silly piece of trivia to me, but there you have it.
On I noted that the General Accounting Office had found that the
U.S. government had
been writing checks to defense contractors who cumulatively owed $3 billion
in back taxes.
taken a look at the non-military contractors, and they look to be running
One of my frequently-voiced wishes here at The Picket
Line is that the anti-war leftists and the anti-state libertarians come
to realize that in the
U.S. government they
have a common enemy that they should fight together.
The latest Journal of Libertarian Studies
has an interesting
article about how this happened during the Vietnam War, when principled
libertarians like Murray Rothbard turned their backs on cold-war militaristic
and (holding their noses) joined forces for a while with the anti-war,
Rothbard’s own story of how he found he could “move from ‘extreme right’ to
‘extreme left’ merely by standing in one place” is given in a
essay he wrote for
Confessions of a Right-Wing