The annual tax headache is upon us. As Americans struggle with their tax preparation software to get their 1040 and accompanying schedules in order, it probably should be comforting that so many Americans detest the whole thing.
But no. There's an entire industry in place to deal profit from this annual headache, and the people in that industry would squeal like stuck pigs if anything threatened the status quo.
So we're saddled with a system so complicated that even experts in the field can't figure it all out. Maybe some day our country can so as well for its taxpayers as Russia and others that implemented the flat tax.
Another remarkable poll result is in the category of privacy. There, 35% ranked the IRS higher than None (28%) in a ranking of the IRS, the NSA, Google, Facebook, None, and Don't Know. Clearly the news about IRS and Tea Parties hasn't moved the market.