No, not the state that gave us JR Ewing, "W," Rick ("I forgot!") Perry, etc., ad nauseum. I'm referring to that favorite subject of about 99.999% of those who post/peruse the hallowed pages of BB. You guessed it.......One of Benny Franklin's two certainties. Dem thar' taxes. Now, I'm fairly certain that some (unnamed to protect the guilty) individuals here on BB believe that their Nirvana is funded by the above-mentioned, but allow me these 2nd Amendment-protected rants. Just why is it that the IRS punishes those whom God has called to remain single for his/her entire life by stealing a MUCH LARGER percentage of his/her income?? Seems to me that if single person X makes X amount of $$$, why then MUST he/she hand over MORE than a married couple filing jointly does?? Please cite specific, relevant Book(s), Chapter(s), and Verse(s) in Holy Writ that support that notion. Moreover, why must the citizens of this beloved Republic even HAVE an income tax at all???? Wouldn't a "National Sales Tax" be a more equitable means of funding every level of our various governments? Why, or why not? Please explain in detail your reason(s) for supporting and/or defending this kind of tax. PS--Please don't waste BB's bandwidth by hitting the QUOTE button in your replies. We've got more than enough of that already on BB.