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- This article is missing one huge part of the puzzle about the history of the income tax.
The temperance movement was a major force behind the 16th Amendment. One of the arguments against banning alcohol was the fact it was one of the main sources of tax revenue for the U.S. If they banned alcohol the government would need new revenue streams.
Such was the power of the progressive temperance movement they were able to pass the 16th Amendment to make room for the 18th Amendment.
When the 18th Amendment was later repealed Pierre S. du Pont lamented that he wished they would have repealed the 16th Amendment first. The cash starved U.S. government would never let go of the income tax.
Resident keeps eye on the pie
Inspired by her mother’s homemade banana cream pie, Bird Key resident Kim Manning had a sweet idea: key lime with a twist.
Show us your spirit this season
This week, our reporters will make our final decisions on our favorite displays of holiday cheer for our “Spirit of the Season” contest. This year’s competition isn’t limited to lights.
Paint the town red and green
This year, we won’t just be on the lookout for the most festive holiday lights on the Key. We’ll be on the prowl for anything that embodies the happiness of the holidays with our new “Spirit of the Season” contest.