New Times / Street Talk
What is your opinion on people who don’t pay taxes as a form of protest?
“As a taxpayer, I’d like to be able to state an area where my taxes would or would not go to. If that’s not in effect already, I think it’s a perfectly legitimate protest to not pay taxes because it may be going into areas with nefarious purposes.”
“It’s interesting. I haven’t thought about it until this presidency. Trump and the growing 1 percent makes me more open to such a notion.”
retired government employee
“I’ve never really thought about it, probably because I just pay mine. How do they expect advanced societies to exist without taxation?”
“I think it makes sense. I’m behind anyone who does it. We live in a representative democracy, but millionaires represent us. We’re not being represented equally, and it still holds true today. ... It might be futile, but I see why people do it.”
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