April Tax Revenue 2nd-Highest in History
May 10 2:23 PM US/Eastern
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
AP Economics Writer
A flood of income tax payments pushed up government receipts to the second-highest level in history in April, giving the country a sizable surplus for the month.
In its monthly accounting of the government's books, the Treasury Department said Wednesday that revenue for the month totaled $315.1 billion as Americans filed their tax returns by the April deadline. The gusher of tax revenue pushed total receipts up by 13.4 percent from April 2005.
It marked the largest one-month receipt total since the government collected $332 billion in revenue in April 2001, reflecting a boom in capital gains from stock investors lucky enough to cash out their investments before the bursting of the stock market bubble in early 2000.
WELL WHERE IS MY WIND FALL TAX REBATE????
As the Vultures in Congress scream and moan about Oil Companies supposedly gouging the American citizen by reaping record profits, where are their cries over THEM gouging the American Taxpayer as they reap record profits? The Silence is deafening. The hypocrisy of Congress has no limit or shame.
We can not live without oil, we could live without government taxes.