WaPo | We should celebrate the income tax or something

The federal income tax celebrates its 100th birthday this month. With so few fans of the tax in and outside Washington, few are likely to celebrate. 

But maybe we should.

The income tax was once quite popular. In fact, it was farmers in the South and the West, small-business owners and middle-class consumers — people who might belong to the tea party today — who put the income tax on the national agenda.  


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