[aprssig] ARRL Addresses

J.C. Wren jcwren at jcwren.com
Fri Jan 2 13:31:09 EST 2009

> That's surprising... Let see, the minimum tax in the USA is 15% and the
> median income is about $50k.  So that means the average amateur radio
> crumudgen is already paying about $7000 per year for many things I am sure
> he is equally unhappy with.  Yet ham radio for many of these hams is one of
> their favorite avocations.  I find it hard to understand how they are then
> unwilling to contribute about 0.005 of what they contribute to the rest of
> society or 0.0007 of their income and are so dead set against contributing
> anything to amateur radio.

What you fail to realize here is that if people actually had to write a
check for the amount of taxes they pay every year, there'd be a revolution.
 And that's one of the main reasons income tax taken out prior to you
getting your check is so popular with the politicians.

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