Now, I am not an economist, nor a Constitutional lawyer, so arguing the legality or Constitutionality of income tax is far beyond me. I know there are many who believe that income tax is illegal, and should be stopped. Others believe it is "just the way of things" and don't mind. I fall somewhere in the middle, I think income tax is not Constitutional, but I believe that if we abolished it we'd have to massively increase sales tax or some other tax to make up the difference...or face massive government cutbacks...hey maybe abolishing income tax isn't so bad!
But when the state government in Kansas announced that they were delaying income tax refunds until they fix their budget, I had to roll my eyes. That'd be like if I went to Best Buy and bought a cd for $11.99 and paid with a $20 bill, and the cashier told me she was going to keep my change until Best Buy got their profits back up. But rest assured, the cashier tells me, you'll get your money.