Tidbit: the U.S. tax code is 13 miles long.
"I don't like the income tax. Every time we talk about these taxes we get around to the idea of 'from each according to his capacity and to each according to his needs'. That's socialism. It's written into the Communist Manifesto. Maybe we ought to see that every person who gets a tax return receives a copy of the Communist Manifesto with it so he can see what's happening to him." ~ T. Coleman Andrews, Commissioner of Internal Revenue
"Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle." ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
"From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs." ~ Karl Marx