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An Inconvenient Tax (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 April 2011 (USA)
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Albert Einstein once wrote, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." The product of 95 years worth of additions, subtractions, deductions, and exclusions, it has ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Thorndike Joseph Thorndike ... Himself - Director, Tax History Project
Charles Rossotti Charles Rossotti ... Himself - Former IRS Commissioner
Mike Huckabee ... Himself - Former Governor of Arkansas
John O. Fox John O. Fox ... Himself - Professor of Taxation, Mount Holyoke College
John Linder John Linder ... Himself - Representative, Georgia
Kelly Phillips Erb Kelly Phillips Erb ... Herself - Tax Attorney & Blogger
Steve Forbes ... Himself - President & CEO, Forbes
Ron Paul Ron Paul ... Himself
David M. Walker David M. Walker ... Himself - Former U.S. Comptroller General
Lee Sheppard Lee Sheppard ... Herself - Contributing Editor, Tax Analyst
Leonard Burman Leonard Burman ... Himself - Director, The Tax Policy Center
Steven R. Weisman Steven R. Weisman ... Himself - Journalist & Author
Noam Chomsky ... Himself - Professor of Linguistics, MIT
Steven Entin Steven Entin ... Himself - President, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Daniel Shaviro Daniel Shaviro ... Himself - Professor of Law, NYU


Albert Einstein once wrote, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." The product of 95 years worth of additions, subtractions, deductions, and exclusions, it has become such a headache that many are calling for it to be drastically simplified or even removed all together. With a looming fiscal crisis on the horizon, April 15th seems more like a scene from a B-Horror horror movie than a day to contribute to the common good of the nation. Political favoritism, ineffective social programs, and economic manipulations all reveal the need for tax reform. But how can Americans decide the best way to change the income tax when few people even understand the code or the vast extent to which it truly affects the country? An Inconvenient Tax explores the history of the income tax and brings to light the causes of its many complexities. The film follows the tax through wars, economic booms, and some of the most significant presidencies in U.S. history. To help crack the ... Written by Life Is My Movie Entertainment

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Break the code.




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A very real problem
25 March 2012 | by zaknaudSee all my reviews

The very real problem that faces our nation in more ways than one does happen to be our taxes and how we as a nation tax ourselves. We are very closed to the idea that we as a country have any power at all to effect change in a real way that is significant in regards to our nations tax policy or code. This is a long and boring subject and unfortunately this is also a bit of a boring movie as well but still an important one. with the lack of public knowledge of such a subject it is important to really educate ourselves and each other on not only what the tax code is but why it is and how it works. I will admit that the movie is actually a little hard to grasp but it really taught me what the tax code is and where it actually comes form.

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