Other countries are letting small purchases without calculating capital gains tax. Other let you ignore capital gains when HODLing for over a year. Dear uncle, let's not fall behind others. Land of free ain't so much free if you make it prohibitive for me to buy my coffee with magic internet money. I didn't say anything to you when you stole half of my paycheck because I gracious. I didn't want commotion in the family, but please stop dipping into fruits of my labor. I'm so frustrated I need a beer, but guess what, I have to buy that with cocaine covered green back too.