Taxes in America: how much longer do we tolerate taxes like these?
The Molasses Act
of 1733, imposed taxes on imports of molasses, which were used
primarily for the production of rum. This tax was not passed to raise
revenue but to regulate trade. It was repealed in 1764.
The Stamp Act of 1765 taxed every single piece of paper the Colonists used. It was repealed in 1766.The Townshend Act of 1767 was a series of five Acts of indirect taxes placed on paper, paint, lead, glass and tea that were imported into the colonies. The implementation of this tax led to the occupation of Boston in 1768 and the subsequent Boston Massacre of 1770.
The Tea Act of 1773, contrary to popular belief, did not impose taxes but undercut the business of local merchants. (It did this by giving favored tax
treatment to the British East India Company.) The Tea Act is commonly
associated with the Boston Tea Party.
So what about it? Why do we tolerate a progressive income tax? But our Supreme Court just said that Congress can tax anything! So what do we do about it?
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