As I was reading about the colonists’ anger with Parliament for passing demanding taxes, I began to see similarities between the colonists and Americans today. People from both groups were, and are, angry with their government and annoyed with the amount of taxes they have to pay. Prior the American Revolution, colonists were angry at Parliament for taxing them without representation. They were also annoyed that they were being taxed to raise revenue to pay off Britain’s war debts instead of being taxed to benefit the welfare of the colonies. Taxes such as the Sugar Act of 1764, the Currency Act of 1764, and the Stamp Act of 1765 allowed British officials collect ten times as much money from the colonists annually than before 1763. These taxes ultimately contributed to the start of the American Revolution. Many Americans today are unhappy with tax policies as well. Some people think the US government is inefficient and wastes money; others disagree with its spending priorities. Some people think the US spends too much on the military and not enough on education, while others feel the opposite. Some Americans are choosing whom they want to vote for in the presidential election based on how they think the candidate will dictate tax policies. Even after 236 years and endless change, Americans are still upset about taxes.