I'm interested to hear some thoughts on a subject that I've been hearing about some recently. These are all hypothetical situations. If our economy goes totally bust, and the banks close for who knows how long, and other economic calamities follow right in a row, will these events basically make the IRS a dead man walking?? With economic chaos in full swing, and no real way to access one's money, logic would seem to dicatae that the IRS would be done with. The only possible future for tax collections it would seem, might be some kind of national sales tax. But by that time, I think commerce will have reverted back to the old days of barter, and hard assets used for money. Posibily trading work for goods and so forth. Woe to the milliions who have no marketable skill, no food saved up, no way to grow food. These people are truly screwed. Those will be the ones that first take the train ride to the FEMA camps. OH, I forgot--they don't exist! Another train of thought. If inflation gets into high gear, and unemployment hits un -thought of levels, and people's benefits run dry, will voluntary compliance basically end for tax payers. If a family has no income, I mean, what's the point of filing anyway?? I think the anti-tax sentiment is as high as the anti-government sentiment. People aren't too happy with anything our government is doing right now. I believe critical mass will be reached sooner or later, and even some of the brain dead Osama cool-aid drinkers will wake up and smell the rotten stench of poverty that the majority of the middle class has sunk into. Are we seeing the end of voluntary compliance with income tax collection in our country?? I believe people are looking for an excuse to quit paying, and it won't take much for the system to breakdown.