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"Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf," said the American humourist Will Rogers. Indeed, but let’s not stop there. In Canada, debates over taxes, government and civilization lead some journalists and others into the land of make-believe, this by setting up straw men to knock down.

For example, consider a recent CBC story headlined "Not all business people hate taxes - but just try to get them to admit it."

To which one can only say: This is news?