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Many Unhappy Returns---Millions of Them - 100th anniversary of the 16th Amendment

Jay Starkman: Many Unhappy Returns---Millions of Them
Via online.wsj.com/home-page » Submitted On Sun, 02/03/2013 - 9:35pm by Norman Wolfe

Issue: Tax Reform

A century ago, on Feb. 3, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution authorizing a federal income tax was ratified. But the amendment's adoption was more an accident than an act of political will, and tinkering with the Constitution was not even required for the federal government to tax Americans' earnings.

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