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It’s April 15th. tax day. Let me make a prediction: On the evening news we’ll see long lines of cars at post offices, with people rushing to get their returns postmarked by midnight. As predictable as travel problem stories on Thanksgiving weekend. Thus our cultural calendar turns.

Our taxes were completed and filed months ago, neither of us will be in line at the post office tonight.

I wonder why April 15th was chosen as the tax filing deadline? Could the reason be this is about has far from election day in early October as the calendar allows? I think tax filing day and election day should be one and the same. This would might cause people to vote with taxes, and government spending, in mind.

 

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