Before labor unions the only people who could afford to pay tax where the wealthy and they owned the politicians even back then.<quoted text>
Actually, they saw fit to not let government interfere with religion.
Read Thomas Jeffersons letter to the Danbury Baptists.
Had the FF been as almighty wisdom filled as we sometimes speculate them to have been, they'd've implemented an income surtax right then and there.
The American budget DEFICIT might not be HALF as horrible as what it is right now.
The FF did a good job with the idea that every one has equal rights and every one is entitled to freedom. There are some who try to say that only the rich land owners had rights but that is refuted by the words "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"