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An Inconvenient Tax (2011)

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78 min | Documentary

Albert Einstein once wrote, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." The product of 95 years worth of additions, subtractions, deductions, and exclusions, it has become such a headache that many are calling for it ...See moreAlbert Einstein once wrote, "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." The product of 95 years worth of additions, subtractions, deductions, and exclusions, it has become such a headache that many are calling for it to be drastically simplified or even removed all together. With a looming fiscal crisis on the horizon, April 15th seems more like a scene from a B-Horror horror movie than a day to contribute to the common good of the nation. Political favoritism, ineffective social programs, and economic manipulations all reveal the need for tax reform. But how can Americans decide the best way to change the income tax when few people even understand the code or the vast extent to which it truly affects the country? An Inconvenient Tax explores the history of the income tax and brings to light the causes of its many complexities. The film follows the tax through wars, economic booms, and some of the most significant presidencies in U.S. history. To help crack the code, the film employs the country's top economic experts, commentators, and political voices. Noam Chomsky, Steve Forbes, Joseph Thorndike, Mike Huckabee, Charles Rossotti, Dave M. Walker, Neal Boortz, Michael Graetz, Daniel Shaviro, Leonard Burman, and others discuss not only the problems America faces in the tax code, but also give valuable insights on how to move forward. Finally, the film gives a voice to the creators of several tax reform solutions who claim to have found a better way. In a time when many Americans are concerned about the future of the economy, rising deficits, and unfair tax treatment, "An Inconvenient Tax" provides a crucial, honest look at the income tax. For the first time ever, Americans can engage in the tax debate with confidence and perhaps discover a new way to tax. Written by Life Is My Movie Entertainment See less
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Joseph Thorndike
Himself - Director, Tax History Project Himself - Director, Tax History Project   See fewer
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Charles Rossotti
Himself - Former IRS Commissioner Himself - Former IRS Commissioner   See fewer
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Mike Huckabee
Himself - Former Governor of Arkansas Himself - Former Governor of Arkansas   See fewer
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John O. Fox
Himself - Professor of Taxation, Mount Holyoke College Himself - Professor of Taxation, Mount Holyoke College   See fewer
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John Linder
Himself - Representative, Georgia Himself - Representative, Georgia   See fewer
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Kelly Phillips Erb
Herself - Tax Attorney & Blogger Herself - Tax Attorney & Blogger   See fewer
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Steve Forbes
Himself - President & CEO, Forbes Himself - President & CEO, Forbes   See fewer
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Ron Paul
Himself Himself   See fewer
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David M. Walker
Himself - Former U.S. Comptroller General Himself - Former U.S. Comptroller General   See fewer
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Lee Sheppard
Herself - Contributing Editor, Tax Analyst Herself - Contributing Editor, Tax Analyst   See fewer
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Leonard Burman
Himself - Director, The Tax Policy Center Himself - Director, The Tax Policy Center   See fewer
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Steven R. Weisman
Himself - Journalist & Author Himself - Journalist & Author   See fewer
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Noam Chomsky
Himself - Professor of Linguistics, MIT Himself - Professor of Linguistics, MIT   See fewer
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Steven Entin
Himself - President, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation Himself - President, Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation   See fewer
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Daniel Shaviro
Himself - Professor of Law, NYU Himself - Professor of Law, NYU   See fewer
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J.D. Foster
Himself - Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation Himself - Senior Fellow, Heritage Foundation   See fewer
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Robert S. McIntyre
Himself - Director, Citzens for Tax Justice Himself - Director, Citzens for Tax Justice   See fewer
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Daniel J. Mitchell
Himself - Senior Fellow, CATO Institute Himself - Senior Fellow, CATO Institute   See fewer
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Neal Boortz
Himself - Author & Radio Talk Show Host Himself - Author & Radio Talk Show Host   See fewer
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Michael Graetz
Himself - Professor Law, Columbia University Himself - Professor Law, Columbia University   See fewer
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Dick Armey
Himself - Former House Majority Leader Himself - Former House Majority Leader   See fewer
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Richard Rahn
Himself - Chairman, Institute for Global Economic Growth Himself - Chairman, Institute for Global Economic Growth   See fewer
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Scott Hodge
Himself - President, Tax Foundation Himself - President, Tax Foundation   See fewer
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Leo Linebeck
Himself - Founder, Americans for Fair Taxation Himself - Founder, Americans for Fair Taxation   See fewer
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Herman Cain
Himself - Radio Talk Show Host Himself - Radio Talk Show Host   See fewer
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Allen Buckley
Himself - CPA & Attorney Himself - CPA & Attorney   See fewer
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Steve Warren
Uncle Sam Uncle Sam   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 106 votes