Originally Posted by Taco John
Before the income tax, Americans were all living in grass huts and eating rats to survive.
Technically you are correct. There is no comparison in the strength and leadership the US has taken since the income tax. Period end of discussion.
As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron. -HL Mencken 1933