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An Inconvenient Tax


An Inconvenient Tax reveals how Congress uses our impossibly complex tax code to achieve political goals that have nothing to do with raising revenue. Featuring economic experts, commentators, and political voices such as Steve Forbes, Mike Huckabee, Noam Chomsky, David M. Walker, and others, the film traces the evolution of the income tax through wars, economic booms and busts, and presidencies. This timely and engaging film transcends partisanship and offers Americans a chance to unite in a grassroots movement for change.Official Film Website

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“This film is a must see, especially to those who are actually ignorant of what [the income tax] really is, how it came to be and how it should be.”TheSwash.com


Documentary feature
Christopher Marshall
Vincent Vittorio
Nathaniel Thomas McGill
Vincent Vittorio
Ronald English
Ginnyann Reynolds
Palmer Wallace
Tommy Wood
82 minutes

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  • 12.5.13An Inconvenient Tax screens at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. The screening takes place at the Prillaman Hall Indoor Plaza and Auditorium at 7pm.
  • 4.16.12An Inconvenient Tax screens at the University of Texas at Austin. This event is presented by the MPA Council and begins at 6:00pm in Art 1.102. A discussion of the film follows. Click here for more information.
  • 11.12.11The Free Thinking Film Festival in Canada screens An Inconvenient Tax, sponsored by the Canadian Taxpayer’s Federation. This event will be held at the Library and Archives in Ottawa, Canada in Room A, and will begin at 4:00p.m. Click here for more information, and here.
  • 4.13.11The James Madison Institute screens An Inconvenient Tax at Florida State University, as part of "Madison Movie Nights." This event will begin at 7:00p.m., in the HCB Building, Room 103. Contact Jenny Stone to RSVP. Click here for more information.
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