Re: April 15, 2000. Time to end income tax once and for all?

Chris Hind (
Sun, 12 Jan 1997 00:10:04 -0800

>The systems people are worried about are not PCs. The *real* problem only
>really manifests itself in old mainframe systems and older, large database
>systems (like the IRS?). In some mainframe cases, the problems are caused
>at a very low level and would essentially require replacement.

>The year 2000 will bring a lot of big database and mainframe software
>systems to their knees, due mostly to the unresponsiveness of organizations
>to the immediate nature of the problem. Whether or not the IRS will be one
>of the victims remains to be seen. In any case, the world will not come to
>an end as we know it. To most people, it will most likely manifest itself
>as occasional short-term inconveniences, inefficiencies, and inaccuracies
>that will disappear after a year or two.

And because the US gov't takes long periods of time to deal with nearly
every matter, makes the likely hood even more so. The world may not come to
an end as we know it, but if we're smart perhaps we could get groups of
various sorts together to unite and end the income tax once and for all.
Its also an effective way to stab the overly powerful federal gov't
straight in the heart. April 15th is coming around again. Think about it.

"Risk: You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage
to lose sight of the shore."

Chris Hind ( Upward, Outward, ACTION!
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