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Hooray For Higher Taxes

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Remember the Tea Party? Remember when you asked your leaders to lower your taxes, and in return they called you racists and terrorists and other unpleasant epithets? It sure was infuriating to be lied about like that, but at least speaking out for your liberty didn’t do a damn bit of good.

Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News:

Americans on average spent more on taxes in 2016 than they did on food and clothing combined, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The same data also shows that in three years—from 2013 to 2016—the average tax bill for Americans increased 41.13 percent…

The average tax bill for American “consumer units” increased from $7,423 in 2013 to $10,489 in 2016, according to data released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sure, a 41% tax increase seems like a lot. But keep in mind, during that same time period we got to enjoy stuff like this:

And this:

And this:

Wasn’t that worth watching your taxes go up a few dozen percent in a matter of a few years? Before you answer, keep in mind that you’re a racist. That’s the only necessary response to any possible problem you might have.