At Green Mountain CodePINK, Nathaniel Pritsky
shares his reasons for backing down on tax resistance.
I’ve been debating publicly and privately about how I was going to respond
when the State finally escalated their actions against me. Clearly this is a
slow-moving situation and while it carries certain risks, going to jail at
this point still isn’t one of them — come on, I’ve been resisting since
TY2005, still walk
free and only now have they gotten around to serving me?
I think I mentioned a while back that Ericka and I had discussed what my
ultimate course would be as the Taxman ratcheted up the pressure, and we
decided that I would eventually cave (we’ll cross, then burn, that bridge
with the Feds when we get to it). So after letting the
Dept of Taxes spin their
wheels for a while — in the complaint they mention they’ve repeatedly tried
to get me to comply — it’s time for me to drop this tactic in favor of
other methods of resistance.
He shares the letter he wrote to the government begging them to cut him a deal
and explaining his reasons for resisting in the first place.
Exit Nathaniel Pritsky, enter George Haeseler.
dipping his toes in the tax resistance pond by holding back $200 of his tax
bill and donating that money to a recently-established local war tax resister