Milton Friedman, 1912-2006

Dear Everyone;

Sad news for the family - however -

One of his legacies lives on - the "temporary" withholding of income taxes from each payroll check insituted in WWII was created by him - while he was working for FDR - " temporary " of course to help the war effort and the government to get more money sooner from each payday check.

Up until that time everyone figured their taxes at the end of the year on income earned - then sent a single check for what was due - ah yes - the good old days.

Sorry for the loss to Milton's family but ..... temporary for the government means the governments lifetime.....not our lifetime......

Ron Getty
SF Libertarian