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Happy Cost of Government Day!

By on 8.12.09 | 11:41AM

Congratulations! Today is the day in the year, according to the Americans for Tax Reform, that you can start working for yourself. 224 days of working just to pay taxes leaves a meager 141 days out of the year in which the money you earn is legally yours. That's 26 more days of taxation than we endured just last year. Frederic Bastiat would be horrified. 

Read the full ATF report on the cost of government here.(PDF)

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