The Rosetta Stone's Hidden Lesson on Taxes and Special Interests

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Didn't know this about the Rosetta Stone.

The Rosetta Stone—one of the most famous artifacts in archeology—is such an example. For all its translation value, its purpose was to secure tax-exempt status for temples. The Rosetta Stone stands today as a monument to the inevitable pressures that create a complex tax code.

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  • Posted by  $  mminnick 5 months ago
    It also highlights another fact. All governments tax their citizens. Some more some less but all tax.
    They (governments) even tax the money you use to pay the taxes.
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    • Posted by  $  5 months ago
      Yep...I just started SS while still working...both the fed AND the state tax that money that came from money that was already TAXED!

      We need the 999 plan from Herman Cain...
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  • Posted by  $  5 months ago
    The Rosetta Stone is one of our earliest examples of a special interest using the tax code for their own benefit. How fitting that it originated from an imposing and leaden obelisk.
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