Senator Reid was not (I believe) the majority leader at the time of this interview. Nonetheless, I’ve no reason to believe that he has changed his beliefs in the last couple of years.
He appears to believe that our taxes are voluntary because we have the option of not paying them to the government immediately upon earning the income. By this reasoning, payment for my groceries is also voluntary since I can choose to defer actual payment until some future time, too. Incredible.
Of course, Senator Reid probably doesn’t accept my phraseology. Sorry, sir. I’m just working with the English language here.