Vivien Kellems: Giving the taxman hell

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January 3, 2012
Foundation for Economic Education
by Wendy McElroy  
Posted in Commentary

"If principles are expressed through people, then Vivien Kellems’s life (1896-1975) shouts out that business is not the handmaiden of government. For over 25 years the Westport, Connecticut industrialist battled the federal withholding tax, which she refused to collect from employees’ wages. If the government wanted her 'to be their agent,' Kellems declared, they 'have to pay me, and I want a badge.'" (01/03/12)  

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