January XXIVth, MMXV
Hon. Gordon Dirks, B. Ed., M. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow
With all the arguments over whether Premier Jim & Finance Minister Robin are making in the media & for either a flat rate tax system or going back to a progressive/staggered rate, perhaps its appropriate we look at President Warren Harding. The President hated taxes, hell everyone hates them we all agree on that point, but if the Chief Executive of a country cannot figure out the tax code, then how in the hell is the average citizen supposed to? At a symposium a few months beIV his death in San Francisco from cardiac arrest due to a brain rupture, Pres. Harding chatted with some accounting & economics students about his frustration with tax systems & numbers.
"I don't know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don't know know where the book is, & I maybe I couldn't read it if I found it."
March IVth, MCMXXI (1921)-August IInd, MCMXXIII (1923),
Source: XXIXth President Of The United States Of America Warren Gamaliel Harding, Republican-Ohio.