As we come to the final day of tax season in 2017, I would like to remind all of us that we have a moral duty to pay taxes. As citizens of this Nation and its various states it is our obligation to pay a fair level of tax for the common good. We can debate what a fair level is, and that would be quite spirited, but the underlying principle remains the same.
However, as long as we have a moral duty to pay the taxes asked of us, the taxing bodies have the moral duty to tax wisely, without using the code for either punishment or social engineering, and to spend the resources with which it is entrusted in a wise and moral manner. Yes, I am looking at you, Illinois Legislature!
Happy Tax Day 2017.