The Frank Report:
The 16th and 17th amendments were adopted in 1913 and sure as hell did not produce the desired result.
The 16th amendment opened the door for the IRS and a tax code that has grown from the original 400 page legal information service to a 73,954 page, 25-volume federal tax law.
Instead of funding the government, it has become a guessing game as follows:
Gov’t: You owe us money. It’s called taxes.
Me: How much do I owe?
Gov’t: You have to figure that out.
Me: I just pay what I want to pay?
Gov’t: No, we know exactly how much you owe. But you have to guess that number.