In April 2014 former defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld sent the following letter to the IRS.

This note is to alert you folks that I know that I do not know whether or not my tax returns are accurate, which is a sad commentary on governance in our nation’s capital. I do hope that at some point in my lifetime, and I am now in my 80s, so there are not many years left, the U.S. government will simplify the U.S. tax code so that those citizens who sincerely want to pay what they should, are able to do it right, and know that they have done it right.

See: Donald Rumsfeld to IRS: My Taxes Are a Known Unknown Continue reading “Complexity as a Weapon”

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