Re: *Bush floats a national sales tax
A historical reference from the UK on the introduction of new, temporary or replacement taxes:
'On 3 December 1798, William Pitt, the Prime Minister of the day, announced the introduction of Income Tax to pay for the Napoleonic Wars. It was to be a temporary tax and technically it still is, as it has to be renewed each year. Pitt had long resisted a tax on income but the necessity to feed his troops persuaded him to change his mind.'
Does 206 years still count as ''temporary''?
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