There are 2 excuses the Federales used to impose the income tax on Americans -- to pay for war (the Civil War) and to "pay for" lost revenues due to tariff reductions. The income tax is an intrusion of Big Brother on free men. Big Brother has no Creator-endowed right to track your transactions. All personal income, sales, and property taxes should be abolished. Who cares what some Rothschild-funded "economic expert" shill says? Cut Big Brother off. Let Big Brother hound the corporations he created through charters. Tariffs need to be brought back. Beware of any serpent riding in on a Trojan Horse who comes to you preaching the foreign Austrian School over our Constitution.