The continuous devaluation of the dollar is a hidden tax, one that comes straight out of the hides of the American people.
Every tax or regulation laid on business is a hidden tax that must be passed along to the citizenry every time they purchase goods or services. It's built into the price of everything you buy, especially anything that is still produced in this country.
And most of the taxes that are overt are masked by the fact that they are mostly taken from the taxpayer at the well head. If you never have the money in your hand or your bank account, you don't miss it nearly as much.
The politicians in both "major" parties could not sustain this level of taxation and spending without this quite intentional governmental deception."
-- Tom Hoefling, December 10, 2012