Re: [allthingshistory] RE: [CGT] On this day in 1861: The first U.S. Federal Income Tax
- Given the nature of the times I don't think war could have been avoided. I am not sure that slavery would have ended naturally. It was too profitable among the plantation owners who also controlled things politically. I think the whole situation was more like a boil that had to be lanced violently. But I agree that war should be avoided at all costs. Allison
From: Robert Blau <robert-blau@...>
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Sent: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 11:38 AM
Subject: [allthingshistory] RE: [CGT] On this day in 1861: The first U.S. Federal Income Tax
It might be off-topic, but I'll suggest it anyway, namely that war is something to be avoided at all costs, and slavery would have ended without it and the extreme legacy of resentment it produced, much to the harm of the "freed" slaves among others.
Date: Mon, 5 Aug 2013 21:55:37 -0500
Subject: Re: [CGT] On this day in 1861: The first U.S. Federal Income Tax
On 08/05/2013 09:20 PM, Bob Matter wrote:On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 9:00 PM, Robert Blau <robert-blau@...> wrote:
> And, of COURSE, it was to finance a WAR.
Yeah, we should have just accepted slavery.
Income taxes are fine as long as they exempt wages and interest, as defined by HG.
Do you find income taxes acceptable if they are not for war?