Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cutting Taxes

Both the Romans and the Turks stripped the land of Israel of its trees. People were taxed according to how many trees were on their property – less trees, less taxes. The expression “cutting taxes” comes from this practice.

(Lash, Neil & Jamie., “Jewels From the Journey,” Jewish Jewels, Ft. Lauderdale, FL., pg 4)

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