Which tax is the fairest? With people talking about the ‘fair tax’, the taxpayers talk about the ‘unfair’ tax(es) …
At a business conference in Montpelier, Vermont, the state tax commissioner asked the audience which sort of taxation they found fairest.
There was a pause, and then a white-haired man in the back raised his hand. ‘The poll tax,’ he said.
‘But the poll tax was repealed,’ replied the commissioner.
‘I know,’ declared the man, ‘that’s what I like about it.’