TAXES: The Burden of Henry Suburban

How high can taxes go? One tax expert is sure they can't go much higher Without killing off the taxpayer. In the current Saturday Evening Post, Roswell Magill, onetime Under Secretary of the Treasury and now president of the nonprofit Tax Foundation, describes in painfully homely terms the tax burden already carried by "Henry Suburban," an average income earner who commutes to work. Henry knows all about his heavy income tax and social security. But his life is also plagued by hidden taxes he rarely thinks about.

"Henry," writes Magill, "is aroused in the morning by...

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