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[–] Dfens [S] 3 points 26 points (+29|-3) ago 

This is exactly why the founding fathers didn't allow the federal government to tax individuals, but instead made them rely on tariffs. They knew that rich Americans and foreign countries would have a powerful lobby for foreign goods. When the 16th amendment was "ratified" in 1913, that put the balance of lobbying power 100% in the hands of the rich and foreign governments.