One of the common "solutions" offered to regain control of our out-of-control federal government involves "starving the beast" by cutting off their funding...in effect a tax revolt. That's a nice idea, but in reality how could it even be done? Anyone who is employed has no choice but to allow payroll taxes to be withheld from their paychecks, while other taxes are co-mingled into many of the things we need to survive. Sure, you can choose not to file your tax returns, but that does not deny the government the taxes they have already taken from your paychecks...if you are due a refund it only gives them more of your money! So how do you avoid payroll taxes other than by not working for someone else? By the same token you can refuse to purchase things that have taxes or fees attached...but again, how does one actually do that and still get access to the products and services they need? This thread is for ideas how a theoretical tax revolt could actually be accomplished by a large portion of the population who are theoretically willing to risk doing so.