Before we sneer too much at those Greeks who, to avoid taxes, failed to report that their homes had swimming pools, we should look at our own behavior (New York Times, May 2, 2010: A1).
I do not volunteer to pay the Massachusetts Tax at the 5.85% instead of 5.3%. Many companies have moved their headquarters as well as their production facilities offshore in order to reduce their taxes.
I almost wrote "tax burden" because that is the way we see taxes rather than, what they really are, the cost of civilization.
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