An Inconvenient Tax - Shows in Ottawa on November 12th
An Inconvenient Tax
Saturday, November 12, 2011, 4 PM
Library & Archives Canada
Part of the 2nd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival 2011.
Sponsored by the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation
An American look at the history of income tax and brings to light the causes of its many complexities. The film follows the tax through wars, economic booms, and the most significant presidencies in U.S. history. This whirlwind tour includes everything from early IRS propaganda films to the tax reform campaigns of Ronald Reagan, whom historian Steven Weisman describes as “the poet laureate of capitalism.” The film uncovers redefinitions of income, the creation of corporate loopholes, and even a brief moment in 1986 when Congress actually tried to simplify everything.
Speaker: Derek Fildebrandt of the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation
“The Hardest Thing In The World To Understand Is The Income Tax”
-- Albert Einstein