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Taxes quotes by Rose Wilder Lane
#1. I am too sick to work and haven't money enough to last 2 months and pay income tax. I want to keep going but do not see quite how, and there is no alternative - rather than justify my mother's 25-year dread of my "coming back on her, sick", I must kill myself. If she has to pay funeral costs, at least she will cut them to the bone and I will not be here to endure her martyrdom and prolong it by living. #Quote by Rose Wilder Lane
Taxes quotes by Francis Fukuyama
#2. Interest groups exercise influence way out of proportion to their place in society, distort both taxes and spending, and raise overall deficit levels through their ability to manipulate the budget in their favor. They also undermine the quality of public administration as a result of the multiple and often contradictory mandates they induce Congress to support. All of this has led to a crisis of representation, in which ordinary people feel their supposedly democratic government no longer truly reflects their interests but is under the control of a variety of shadowy elites. What is ironic and peculiar is that this crisis in representativeness has occurred in part because of reforms designed to make the system more democratic. #Quote by Francis Fukuyama
Taxes quotes by Mark Zandi
#3. The Bush tax cuts should be extended permanently for families with annual incomes of less than $250,000 and should be phased out slowly for those making more than that. Raising taxes on anyone now, when the economic recovery is so fragile, would be a mistake. #Quote by Mark Zandi
Taxes quotes by Neal Boortz
#4. [A] Harvard University study [showed] that, on average, about 22 percent of what you pay for any consumer item or service represents the embedded costs in that item - that is, the embedded costs of our current tax system. Taxes, like some other similarly offensive substances, roll downhill, and you the consumer are standing at the bottom. #Quote by Neal Boortz
Taxes quotes by Arnold Schwarzenegger
#5. As president, Reagan worked very well with Democrats to do big things. It is true that he worked to reduce the size of government and cut federal taxes and he eliminated many regulations, but he also raised taxes when necessary. #Quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger
Taxes quotes by Marty Rubin
#6. What we need is a tax on human stupidity. #Quote by Marty Rubin
Taxes quotes by Michele Bachmann
#7. I get how devastating high taxes are to job creation. #Quote by Michele Bachmann
Taxes quotes by Michael Lewis
#8. Individual Greeks are delightful: funny, warm, smart, and good company. I left two dozen interviews saying to myself, "What great people!" They do not share the sentiment about one another: the hardest thing to do in Greece is to get one Greek to compliment another behind his back. No success of any kind is regarded without suspicion. Everyone is pretty sure everyone is cheating on his taxes, or bribing politicians, or taking bribes, or lying about the value of his real estate. And this total absence of faith in one another is self-reinforcing. The epidemic of lying and cheating and stealing makes any sort of civic life impossible; the collapse of civic life only encourages more lying, cheating, and stealing. Lacking faith in one another, they fall back on themselves and their families. #Quote by Michael Lewis
Taxes quotes by Rush Limbaugh
#9. If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation. #Quote by Rush Limbaugh
Taxes quotes by Arlen Specter
#10. Today the Internal Revenue Code constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. A flat tax would be an enormous step forward. #Quote by Arlen Specter
Taxes quotes by Sam Ewing
#11. Many trees could be saved if the government stopped printing tax forms. #Quote by Sam Ewing
Taxes quotes by Mona Sahlin
#12. If you're a social democrat, then you think it's cool to pay taxes. For me, tax is the finest expression for what politics really is. #Quote by Mona Sahlin
Taxes quotes by Paul R. Ehrlich
#13. With taxes, if they aren't working right, we can change them with a stroke of the pen. It's basically a market-type mechanism. People make their own choices. You run the taxes, and you get the results. #Quote by Paul R. Ehrlich
Taxes quotes by Jeff Flake
#14. There are some Republicans who say that any time you raise new revenue, you have to have a tax cut to match it. I am not one of those Republicans. #Quote by Jeff Flake
Taxes quotes by Newt Gingrich
#15. In the middle of a recession no tax increase is justified because it kills jobs, and any tax increase is a job-killing measure and should be defeated. #Quote by Newt Gingrich
Taxes quotes by Steven Rattner
#16. The stagflation of the 1970s blessed us with damaging wage and price controls and the utterly counterintuitive supply-side notion - famously drawn on a napkin - that cutting taxes would lead to higher tax revenues. #Quote by Steven Rattner
Taxes quotes by Barack Obama
#17. Gas tax holiday is a classic Washington gimmick. #Quote by Barack Obama
Taxes quotes by John Steinbeck
#18. The great owners, striking at the immediate thing, the widening government, the growing labor unity; striking at new taxes, at plans; not knowing these things are results, not causes. Results, not causes; results, not causes. #Quote by John Steinbeck
Taxes quotes by Chuck Palahniuk
#19. Folks like poor Misty Marie, they're limited, borderline dummies, but nothing enough to get a handicapped parking space. Or get any kind of Special Olympic Games. They just pay the bulk of taxes but get no special menu at the steak house. No oversized bathroom stall. No special seat at the front of the bus. No political lobby. #Quote by Chuck Palahniuk
Taxes quotes by Bernie Sanders
#20. I have a lot of respect for President Obama. I consider him a friend. I disagree with him on issues like the extension of tax breaks that Bush initiated. But I think history will judge a President Obama a lot better than many other contemporaries, given the fact that he came into office at a time when this country was in terrible, terrible shape. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
Taxes quotes by Bill Viola
#21. One of the most important things for me in terms of my working method is doubt. I get very insecure about my ideas. And I don't say 'insecure' in kind of a paranoid way. I mean just: 'Are they good enough?' 'Is this the right thing to do?' I really beat myself up over that. #Quote by Bill Viola
Taxes quotes by Robert Kiyosaki
#22. When President Obama speaks about raising taxes on the rich, he speaks about high-income employees and small business owners, not entrepreneurs who build big businesses. #Quote by Robert Kiyosaki
Taxes quotes by John Sununu
#23. You walk into any supermarket or any shopping mall and ask the public what they are worried about. Not one of them will tell you they are worried about 12 years of Mitt Romney's tax returns. #Quote by John Sununu
Taxes quotes by Richard Benjamin
#24. If I were an immigrant Latino not born in the US, I could not have written Searching for Whitopia: An Improbably Journey to the Heart of America book. And that is because many of the Whitopians would not have been comfortable talking about their views on immigration, talking about their views on taxes. And they wouldn't have spilled to me the new script on race and poverty as they did. #Quote by Richard Benjamin
Taxes quotes by Alex Berenson
#25. Big swings in the wholesale price of electricity are not unusual in the summer, when high demand taxes generators' ability to supply power. #Quote by Alex Berenson
Taxes quotes by George Lakoff
#26. As we pointed out, the common principles of conservative thought make up a list crying out for an explanation of how they fit together: smaller government; strong defense; lower taxes; traditional family values; personal responsibility; and free markets. As we have seen, these all flow from a strict father morality. Finally, #Quote by George Lakoff
Taxes quotes by Richard M. Nixon
#27. Make sure you pay your taxes; otherwise you can get in a lot of trouble. #Quote by Richard M. Nixon
Taxes quotes by Dick Morris
#28. The most pernicious of his [Obama] proposals will be the massive Make Work Pay refundable tax credit. Dressed up as a tax cut, it will be a national welfare program, guaranteeing a majority of American households an annual check to 'refund' taxes they never paid. And it will eliminate the need for about 20% of American households to pay income taxes, lifting the proportion that need not do so to a majority of the voting population. #Quote by Dick Morris
Taxes quotes by Dick Morris
#29. With a congressional mandate to run the deficit up as high as need be, there is no reason to raise taxes now and risk aggravating the depression. Instead, Obama will follow the opposite of the Reagan strategy. Reagan cut taxes and increased the deficit so that liberals could not increase spending. Obama will raise spending and increase the deficit so that conservatives cannot cut taxes. And, when the economy is restored, he will raise taxes with impunity, since the only people who will have to pay them would be rich Republicans. #Quote by Dick Morris
Taxes quotes by Milton Friedman
#30. Here, too, we tend to be schizophrenic. We would all like to see government spending go down, provided it is not spending that benefits us. We would all like to see deficits reduced, provided it is through taxes imposed on others. #Quote by Milton Friedman
Taxes quotes by Charles Tilly
#31. Going to war accelerated the move from indirect to direct rule. Almost any state that makes war finds that it cannot pay for the effort from its accumulated reserves and current revenues. Almost all war-making states borrow extensively, raise taxes, and seize the means of combat - including men - from reluctant citizens who have other uses for their resources. #Quote by Charles Tilly
Taxes quotes by Thomas Paine
#32. I know not whether taxes are raised to fight wars, or wars are fought in order to raise taxes. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Taxes quotes by Phillip Andrew Bennett Low
#33. A number of people who I've talked to about this assume that I got into a fight with the cops. (Because of, y'know, the militant politics.) I actually had an audience member come up to me once and ask me if I paid taxes. Of course I pay taxes! I pay taxes for exactly the same reason that I hate paying taxes - because I think my government is terrifying and stupid. I don't need the IRS kicking my door down and taking my meticulously alphabetized collection of Tijuana bibles. #Quote by Phillip Andrew Bennett Low
Taxes quotes by Evan Esar
#34. Some taxpayers close their eyes, some stop their ears, some shut their mouths, but all pay through the nose. #Quote by Evan Esar
Taxes quotes by Robert Kiyosaki
#35. Those who have safe and secure jobs pay more taxes than those who own the business that provides the jobs #Quote by Robert Kiyosaki
Taxes quotes by Thomas Paine
#36. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods. It would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but "to bind us in all cases whatsoever," and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious, for so unlimited a power can belong only to God. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Taxes quotes by George Washington
#37. No taxes can be devised which are not more or less inconvenient and unpleasant. #Quote by George Washington
Taxes quotes by Ron Paul
#38. We need to make sure that people can save all the money they spend on medical care by getting it back from their taxes, by reducing their tax burden. #Quote by Ron Paul
Taxes quotes by Carl Paladino
#39. We are angry about paying the highest income taxes and property taxes in the nation and getting less and less for it. We are angry about our incompetent, dysfunctional government that pays no attention to the desires of the people. We are angry about the cesspool of corruption and conflicts of interests and self-dealing that is Albany. #Quote by Carl Paladino
Taxes quotes by Newt Gingrich
#40. EITC is an invitation to fraud. #Quote by Newt Gingrich
Taxes quotes by William F. Buckley Jr.
#41. Halfway through the second term of Franklin Roosevelt, the New Deal braintrusters began to worry about mounting popular concern over the national debt. In those days the size of the national debt was on everyone's mind. Indeed, Franklin Roosevelt had talked himself into office, in 1932, in part by promising to hack away at a debt which, even under the frugal Mr. Hoover, the people tended to think of as grown to menacing size. Mr. Roosevelt's wisemen worried deeply about the mounting tension ...

And then, suddenly, the academic community came to the rescue. Economists across the length and breadth of the land were electrified by a theory of debt introduced in England by John Maynard Keynes. The politicians wrung their hands in gratitude. Depicting the intoxicating political consequences of Lord Keynes's discovery, the wry cartoonist of the Washington Times Herald drew a memorable picture. In the center, sitting on a throne in front of a Maypole, was a jubilant FDR, cigarette tilted almost vertically, a grin on his face that stretched from ear to ear. Dancing about him in a circle, hands clasped together, their faces glowing with ecstasy, the braintrusters, vested in academic robes, sang the magical incantation, the great discovery of Lord Keynes: "We owe it to ourselves." With five talismanic words, the planners had disposed of the problem of deficit spending. Anyone thenceforward who worried about an increase in the national debt was just plain ignorant of the cent #Quote by William F. Buckley Jr.
Taxes quotes by James Mirrlees
#42. I think, in effect, in most of the European countries, the total marginal tax rate is over 50 percent; that's to say, add on other taxes like VAT to the income tax. #Quote by James Mirrlees
Taxes quotes by Mitch Daniels
#43. We say that anytime budgets are balanced and an ample savings account has been set aside, government should just stop collecting taxes. Better to leave that money in the pockets of those who earned it, than to let it burn a hole, as it always does, in the pockets of government. #Quote by Mitch Daniels
Taxes quotes by Wavy Gravy
#44. I was at the 1976 Republican Convention in Kansas City. I was running 'Nobody for President' at the time. I printed up these press releases and handed them out to the crowd at the Kemper Arena. 'Nobody keeps campaign promises.' 'Nobody lowers your taxes.' 'Nobody should have that much power.' 'Nobody is in Washington working for you.' #Quote by Wavy Gravy
Taxes quotes by Leila Janah
#45. A lot of people are happy to give money to charities but are wary of giving through taxes because they feel it doesn't produce any value. #Quote by Leila Janah
Taxes quotes by Stephen King
#46. My wife says, and I agree with her, that what would be really great for Maine would be to legalize dope completely and set up dope stores the way that there are state-run liquor stores. You could get your Acapulco gold or your whatever it happened to be - your Augusta gold or your Bangor gold. And people would come from all the other states to buy it, and there could be a state tax on it. Then everybody in Maine could have a Cadillac. #Quote by Stephen King
Taxes quotes by Joe DeShon
#47. Corporations don't make profits. Corporations don't pay taxes. I have yet to meet a liberal that understands these concepts. #Quote by Joe DeShon
Taxes quotes by Leon Panetta
#48. If we don't do something to simplify the tax system, we're going to end up with a national police force of internal revenue agents. #Quote by Leon Panetta
Taxes quotes by Mark Shields
#49. The corporations who invest in lobbyists, it pays in terms of tax loopholes, tax subsidies, all the rest. It pays. Clearly, the money has a big effect. #Quote by Mark Shields
Taxes quotes by Noam Chomsky
#50. Take a look at the polls. The public overwhelmingly supports higher taxes on the wealthy, which have declined sharply in this period of stagnation and decline - higher taxes on the wealthy and preserve the limited social benefits. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Taxes quotes by Marco Rubio
#51. Of course there are critics who believe that no matter what we do, the Florida dream is over. They claim that we must accept the idea that inevitably our future is one of high taxes and big government. #Quote by Marco Rubio
Taxes quotes by Jack Kemp
#52. Its no secret that I've never liked tax credits. #Quote by Jack Kemp
Taxes quotes by Bernie Sanders
#53. In 2008, Goldman Sachs only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
Taxes quotes by George W. Bush
#54. And what's interesting, and I don't think a lot of Americans understand this fact, is that, one, most new jobs are created by small businesses; two, most small businesses pay tax at the individual income tax, or many small businesses pay tax there. #Quote by George W. Bush
Taxes quotes by Milton Friedman
#55. The most important ways in which I think the Internet will affect the big issue is that it will make it more difficult for government to collect taxes. #Quote by Milton Friedman
Taxes quotes by Mamur Mustapha
#56. Taxes fund wars, wars generate taxes; wars are engineered, taxes are imposed. More wars generate more taxes, more taxes fund more wars.

Lies & deceit spark the fear, fear feeds on the inherent bias & insecurities. More fear leads to more feed-fest which leads to war.

Repeat para-1. #Quote by Mamur Mustapha
Taxes quotes by John F. Kennedy
#57. In those countries where income taxes are lower than in the United States, the ability to defer the payment of U.S. tax by retaining income in the subsidiary companies provides a tax advantage for companies operating through overseas subsidiaries that is not available to companies operating solely in the United States. Many American investors properly made use of this deferral in the conduct of their foreign investment. #Quote by John F. Kennedy
Taxes quotes by Richard Barcellos
#58. Divine impassibility is not some arbitrary invention, due to the quirkiness of theologians, but it points instead to the intensely mysterious character of God. Understanding even a little of such grandeur taxes our minds, and stretches our thinking, leading us to use language that Scripture itself uses- negative language, to say what God is not, and metaphorical language to portray the ways that God deals with us in creation and redemption, and stretched language to attempt to do justice to God's supreme eminence".

Confessing the Impassible God, pg. 23-24 #Quote by Richard Barcellos
Taxes quotes by David Letterman
#59. It's two days until tax time. I know it's late, but there is still time to deduct this show as a loss. #Quote by David Letterman
Taxes quotes by Bill Maher
#60. If you want to get rich with a tax free enterprise that sells nothing, start a church. #Quote by Bill Maher
Taxes quotes by Dave Barry
#61. Let's talk about how to fill out your 1984 tax return. Here's an often overlooked accounting technique that can save you thousands of dollars: For several days before you put it in the mail, carry your tax return around under your armpit. No IRS agent is going to want to spend hours poring over a sweat-stained document. So even if you owe money, you can put in for an enormous refund and the agent will probably give it to you, just to avoid an audit. What does he care? It's not his money. #Quote by Dave Barry
Taxes quotes by Ron Paul
#62. Income taxes are responsible for the transformation of the Federal government from one of limited powers into a vast leviathan whose tentacles reach into almost every aspect of American life. #Quote by Ron Paul
Taxes quotes by William Vickrey
#63. Economists are almost unanimous in conceding that the land tax has no adverse side effects ... Landowners ought to look at both sides of the coin. Applying a tax to land values also means removing other taxes. This would so improve the efficiency of a city that land values would go up more than the increase in taxes on land. #Quote by William Vickrey
Taxes quotes by Coco J. Ginger
#64. I want to read, write, and nothing else. I do not want to get married, I do not want to go to church, I do not want to file taxes; I do not want to eat. But Grandma disagrees, and Grandma always wins. #Quote by Coco J. Ginger
Taxes quotes by Aric Davis
#65. They did what they were told, kept their noses clean. Civilians, nothing wrong with it, but if they only knew that they could choose, is that what they would have picked. Would they pay taxes, work for a system that could discard them liked yesterday's trash? The collapse of the auto industry should have been a heads-up---good guys can loose when rich men play with money. If it was a sign, nobody saw it. #Quote by Aric Davis
Taxes quotes by Douglas Valentine
#66. Using the eye of God technique, taped broadcasts were pitched at specific VCI members. A typical broadcast would say, "We know you, Nguyen Van Nguyen; we know where you live! We know you are a communist traitor, a lackey of Hanoi, who illegally collects taxes in Vinh Thanh Hamlet. Soon the soldiers and police are coming for you. Rally now, Nguyen Van Nguyen; rally now while there is still time! #Quote by Douglas Valentine
Taxes quotes by Kerry Packer
#67. I pay the tax I am required to pay, not a penny more, not a penny less. If anybody in this country doesn't minimize their tax, they want their heads read because, as a Government, I can tell you they're not spending it that well that we should be donating extra. #Quote by Kerry Packer
Taxes quotes by Andrew Lloyd Webber
#68. Here's the truth. The proposed top rate of income tax is not 50 per cent. It is 50 per cent plus 1.5 per cent national insurance paid by employees plus 13.3 per cent paid by employers. That's not 50 per cent. Two years from now, Britain will have the highest tax rate on earned income of any developed country. #Quote by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Taxes quotes by Steve Forbes
#69. Start by scrapping the tax code. Don't fiddle with it. Junk it. Throw it out. Bury it. Replace it with a pro-growth, pro-family tax cut that lowers tax rates to 17% across the board and expands exemptions for individuals and children so that a family of four would pay no taxes on the first $36,000 of income. #Quote by Steve Forbes
Taxes quotes by Warren Buffett
#70. I prefer liquor store robbers with hungry kids to companies that locate offshore to avoid U.S. taxes. #Quote by Warren Buffett
Taxes quotes by Brian Mulroney
#71. My second biggest mistake in life, for which I have no one to blame but myself, is having accepted payments in cash from Karlheinz Schreiber. My biggest mistake in life was pretending that I wasn't trying to avoid paying taxes on that money. #Quote by Brian Mulroney
Taxes quotes by Robert E. Slavin
#72. The principal reason that districts within states often differ markedly in per-pupil expenditures is that school funding is almost always tied to property taxes, which are in turn a direct function of local wealth. Having school funding depend on local wealth creates a situation in which poor districts must tax themselves far more heavily than wealthy ones, yet still may not be able to generate adequate income. For example, Baltimore City is one of the poorest jurisdictions in Maryland, and the Baltimore City Public Schools have the lowest per-pupil instructional expenses of any of Maryland's 24 districts. Yet Baltimore's property tax rate is twice that of the next highest jurisdiction.(FN2) Before the funding equity decision in New Jersey, the impoverished East Orange district had one of the highest tax rates in the state, but spent only $3,000 per pupil, one of the lowest per-pupil expenditures in the state.(FN3) A similar story could be told in almost any state in the U.S.(FN4) Funding formulas work systematically against children who happen to be located in high-poverty districts, but also reflect idiosyncratic local circumstances. For example, a factory closing can bankrupt a small school district. What sense does it make for children's education to suffer based on local accidents of geography or economics?
To my knowledge, the U.S. is the only nation to fund elementary and secondary education based on local wealth. Other developed countries either equalize funding #Quote by Robert E. Slavin
Taxes quotes by Lord Chesterfield
#73. The law before us, my lords, seems to be the effect of that practice of which it is intended likewise to be the cause, and to be dictated by the liquor of which it so effectually promotes the use; for surely it never before was conceived by any man entrusted with the administration of public affairs, to raise taxes by the destruction of the people. #Quote by Lord Chesterfield
Taxes quotes by Tom DeLay
#74. Nothing is more important in the face of a war than cutting taxes. #Quote by Tom DeLay
Taxes quotes by Dave Heineman
#75. I'm very, very concerned ultimately, as Medicaid costs increase in my state and most states, it's going to reduce funding for state aid to our public schools, to our higher education institution or higher taxes on the middle class that President Obama said he didn't want to do. And that's exactly where he's headed. #Quote by Dave Heineman
Taxes quotes by Noam Chomsky
#76. Greece has been, in many ways, a partially dysfunctional society. For example, the wealthy barely pay taxes ... to an extent, that's true elsewhere, including the United States, but it's been pretty extreme in Greece. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Taxes quotes by Alvin Orloff
#77. Reagan's going to mess everything up, cutting taxes for the wealthy and getting rid of the safety net and all that. The rich and the poor won't be able to mix socially. The rich will be afraid of getting ripped off or asked for money and the poor won't be able to afford to hang out in the same places anyway. Society's going to be divided by class and instead of expressing themselves, people are going to spend all their time advertising their status. It'll be shallow, like the Eisenhower era. Parties will suck. #Quote by Alvin Orloff
Taxes quotes by Raul Grijalva
#78. Bringing the troops home is necessary not just for the future of Iraq, but also for the people of the United States. We must stop the hemorrhaging of tax dollars that could go to meet our Nation's vital domestic needs. #Quote by Raul Grijalva
Taxes quotes by Corita Kent
#79. I am not brave enough to not pay my income tax and risk going to jail. But I can say rather freely what I want to say with my art. #Quote by Corita Kent
Taxes quotes by Edward Gibbon
#80. The authority of the prince," said Artaxerxes, "must be defended by a military force; that force can only be maintained by taxes; all taxes must, at last, fall upon agriculture; and agriculture can never flourish except under the protection of justice and moderation." ^55 #Quote by Edward Gibbon
Taxes quotes by John Piper
#81. I asked, can work and leisure and relationships and eating and lovemaking and ministry all really flow from a single passion? Is there something deep enough and big enough and strong enough to hold all that together? Can sex and cars and work and war, and changing diapers and doing taxes really have a God exalting, soul satisfying unity? Now we see that every experience in life is designed to magnify the cross of Christ. Or to say it another way, every good thing in life (or bad thing graciously turned for good) is meant to magnify Christ and Him crucified.
Not to aim to show God is not to love, because God is what we need most deeply ... If you don't point people to God for everlasting joy, you don't love. You waste your life. #Quote by John Piper
Taxes quotes by Joe Scarborough
#82. We're going to look awfully stupid if we give income tax relief to people who do not pay income taxes. #Quote by Joe Scarborough
Taxes quotes by Mark McKinnon
#83. Limited government, low taxes, controlled spending and debt, and a restrained regulatory environment make Texas work. #Quote by Mark McKinnon
Taxes quotes by Todd Davis
#84. Americans would not mind higher taxes if they were wrapped in bacon #Quote by Todd Davis
Taxes quotes by Jeffrey D. Sachs
#85. Libertarians aim to absolve the rich of any social responsibilities toward the rest of society. As a school of thought, libertarianism is based on three kinds of arguments. The first is a moral assertion: that every individual has the overriding right to liberty, that is, the right to be left alone, free from taxes, regulations, or other demands of the state. The second is political and pragmatic: that only free markets protect democracy from government despotism. The third is economic: that free markets alone are enough to ensure prosperity. Such #Quote by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Taxes quotes by Frederic Bastiat
#86. When legislators, after having ruined men by war and taxes, persevere in their idea, they say to themselves, "If the people suffer, it is because there is not money enough. We must make some." And as it is not easy to multiply the precious metals, especially when the pretended resources of prohibition have been exhausted, they add, "We will make fictitious money, nothing is more easy, and then every citizen will have his pocket-book full of it, and they will all be rich. #Quote by Frederic Bastiat
Taxes quotes by Michael J. Boskin
#87. New and expanded refundable tax credits would raise the fraction of taxpayers paying no income taxes to almost 50% from 38%. This is potentially the most pernicious feature of the president's budget, because it would cement a permanent voting majority with no stake in controlling the cost of general government. #Quote by Michael J. Boskin
Taxes quotes by John Agard
#88. Alternative Anthem.


Put the kettle on
Put the kettle on
It is the British answer
to Armageddon.

Never mind taxes rise
Never mind trains are late
One thing you can be sure of
and that's the kettle, mate.

It's not whether you lose
It's not whether you win
It's whether or not
you've plugged the kettle in.

May the kettle ever hiss
May the kettle ever steam
It is the engine
that drives our nation's dream.

Long live the kettle
that rules over us
May it be limescale free
and may it never rust.

Sing it on the beaches
Sing it from the housetops
The sun may set on empire
but the kettle never stops. #Quote by John Agard
Taxes quotes by Samuel B. Pettengill
#89. War - after all, what is it that the people get? Why-widows, taxes, wooden legs and debt. #Quote by Samuel B. Pettengill
Taxes quotes by Michael Steele
#90. [The healthcare bill is a] headlong rush into socialism ... we will not stand for the Obama-Pelosi-Reid hijacking of our freedom and democracy so they can impose their socialist 'utopia' of higher taxes, restricted access, inferior quality, and deadly inefficiency on the best health care system in the world ... You and the RNC are all that stand between the Democrats' scheme to take more of your hard-earned income to pay for this unsustainable, freedom destroying entitlement and an opportunity to work for real, truly bipartisan step-by-step solutions ... #Quote by Michael Steele
Taxes quotes by Markham Shaw Pyle
#91. As a general rule, I am opposed to tax dollars being used for – well, damn near anything, barring mail delivery, law enforcement, and heavy artillery. #Quote by Markham Shaw Pyle
Taxes quotes by Will Rogers
#92. If your Income Taxes go to help out the less fortunate, there could be no legitimate kick against it in the world. This is becoming the richest, and the poorest Country in the world. Why? Why, on account of an unequal distribution of the money. #Quote by Will Rogers
Taxes quotes by Eric Alterman
#93. There are more people at Obama's table offering ideas than there were five years ago, but when it came to facing up to the Republicans' threat to force a double-dip recession if they didn't get their millionaires' tax cut, they still amounted to nothing. And therein lies our fundamental problem. #Quote by Eric Alterman
Taxes quotes by Bert Murray
#94. It used to be that death and taxes alone were inevitable. Now there's shipping and handling. #Quote by Bert Murray
Taxes quotes by Penn Jillette
#95. I, my own damn self, am not a Tea Party supporter. I disagree with them on social liberties, our overseas wars, Obama's birthplace, Sarah Palin, and the conspicuous absence of tea at their rallies. #Quote by Penn Jillette
Taxes quotes by Apollonius Of Tyana
#96. Do not consider that to be wealth which is hoarded away, for how is it better than sand gathered from the nearest heap? Nor that which comes in from men who groan at their taxes: for the gold that is wrung from tears is of base alloy and black. #Quote by Apollonius Of Tyana
Taxes quotes by Paul Ryan
#97. This is a government takeover of our healthcare system. It is the government basically running the entire healthcare system, turning large insurers into de facto public utilities, depriving people of choice, depriving people of options, raising people's prices, raising taxes when we need new jobs. #Quote by Paul Ryan
Taxes quotes by Tony Abbott
#98. We are sticking with the plan. We have a plan to get taxes down, to get regulation down, to get productivity up, to create jobs, to reduce taxes, to boost prosperity. The plan is working and we are sticking with it. #Quote by Tony Abbott
Taxes quotes by Wendy Welch
#99. The essential criterion for running a bookstore is less "Do you like books?" than "Do you like people?" Ironically, we find that having unlimited access to more reading material than we ever could have imagined means we read less. Chuck and Dee Robinson own Village Books [...]He once said in an interview with business writer Rober Spector, "If you're opening a bookstore because you love reading books, then become a night watchman because you'll be able to read more books that way." He was right. It's amazing how just the sight of so much intellectual fodder quells the appetite, let alone how little time remains to read once the shelves have been straightened, the day's swap credits assessed and put away, and the sales taxes tallied. #Quote by Wendy Welch
Taxes quotes by Bill Keller
#100. I think there's been a decline in the public's access to what's being done with their tax dollars, what's being done in their name. I hope that that will be repaired. #Quote by Bill Keller
Taxes quotes by Bruce Bartlett
#101. Up until 1986, the top marginal rate, the top statutory rate was 50 percent. Now it's 35 percent. And all the pressure is on to lower that even further. And this just doesn't make a great deal of sense. When people say, 'Oh, we can't raise taxes on the rich. They'll go on strike, they'll move to another country.' But within recent memory, it hasn't been that long ago that we had rates that were substantially higher. And these people did just fine. I just think that there's a disconnect between the facts of what taxes do and the sort of mythology of what they do. #Quote by Bruce Bartlett
Taxes quotes by Jeff Sessions
#102. Those policies - more taxes, more regulation, more debt, more spending, more government - will make American worse. It just will, in my view. #Quote by Jeff Sessions
Taxes quotes by Sidney Blumenthal
#103. It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would increase government revenues, because the growth of the economy would create an overflow of taxes that would fall into the government coffers. #Quote by Sidney Blumenthal
Taxes quotes by Andrew Ashling
#104. Pah ... commoners, traders." Ergus made a disparaging gesture.
Traders with money, Ergus. Money they put at the disposition of young Tanahkos," Lmachdan said in a dry tone. "Money that turns into soldiers. Soldiers who are used to extort tribute from us. Tribute that is turned into more soldiers. The warlord has a good thing going, I'll say that for him. #Quote by Andrew Ashling
Taxes quotes by David Suzuki
#105. Some solutions are relatively simple and would provide economic benefits: implementing measures to conserve energy, putting a price on carbon through taxes and cap-and-trade and shifting from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy sources. #Quote by David Suzuki
Taxes quotes by Ha-Joon Chang
#106. Once you realize that trickle-down economics does not work, you will see the excessive tax cuts for the rich as what they are
a simple upward redistribution of income, rather than a way to make all of us richer, as we were told. #Quote by Ha-Joon Chang
Taxes quotes by George W. Bush
#107. If most of the breaks go to wealthy people it's because most of the people who pay taxes are wealthy. #Quote by George W. Bush
Taxes quotes by E. J. Dionne
#108. God forbid that Americans earning, say, more than $1 million a year be asked to pony up a little more in taxes to support a larger military at a time when, we are told over and over, the country is in the middle of a war on terror. Millionaires can't be asked to sacrifice even just a little bit. No, they deserve to have their taxes cut while others fight and die. #Quote by E. J. Dionne
Taxes quotes by George W. Bush
#109. I firmly believe the death tax is good for people from all walks of life all throughout our society. #Quote by George W. Bush
Taxes quotes by Alexander Hamilton
#110. As to Taxes, they are evidently inseparable from Government. It is impossible without them to pay the debts of the nation, to protect it from foreign danger, or to secure individuals from lawless violence and rapine. #Quote by Alexander Hamilton
Taxes quotes by Mary Landrieu
#111. For the last 50 years, the federal government has taken out of the Gulf Coast $165 billion in taxes that came from oil and gas off of our coast that went to the federal Treasury, to rebuild all places in America except the place that it came from. #Quote by Mary Landrieu
Taxes quotes by Sonny Landham
#112. I will cut all state taxes by at least one third. #Quote by Sonny Landham
Taxes quotes by Ronald Reagan
#113. When a business or an individual spends more than it makes, it goes bankrupt. When government does it, it sends you the bill. And when government does it for 40 years, the bill comes in two ways: higher taxes and inflation. Make no mistake about it, inflation is a tax and not by accident. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Taxes quotes by Willis Carto
#114. The nationalist, however loves his own kind as the extension of his family, realizing that universal values are primitive values or no values at all; that men can be free and content only within their native cultural environment. This profound insight completely escapes the immature internationalists. The nationalist seeks peace - not the peace of the pacifist or the slave but the peace of the free and independent. He believes in nonaggression, nonintervention and neutrality whereas the internationalist sees every dispute anywhere in the world as an excuse for the raising of an army, the floating of a bond issue and the raising of taxes - letting the suckers, of course, do the fighting, the buying of bonds and the paying of taxes. Nationalism is the only sane approach to the problem of world
peace in an increasingly crazy and dangerous world. It is the spirit
of live and let live, the healthy ethic of self-respect, racial integrity
and conscientious concern for the rights of others. #Quote by Willis Carto
Taxes quotes by Simon Schama
#115. Taxation, the very thing that had triggered the British civil wars, would do so again, this time in America. The taxes may have been different, but the result would once again be disaster. What happened in America was really round two of those wars - the civil war of the British Empire, with the Hanoverians playing the part of the Stuarts, and the Americans the heirs of the revolutionaries, of Cromwell and of William III, the inheritors of a true British liberty, that had somehow got lost in its own motherland. #Quote by Simon Schama
Taxes quotes by Robert Jordan
#116. Rand had changed a number of laws in Tear, especially those that weighed heavily on the poor, but he had been unable to change everything. He had not even known how to begin. Lews Therin began to maunder on about taxes and money creating jobs, but he might as well have been spilling out words at random for all the sense he made. #Quote by Robert Jordan
Taxes quotes by Dan Ariely
#117. You may think that taking a break during an irritating or boring experience will be good for you, but a break actually decreases your ability to adapt, making the experience seem worse when you have to return to it. When cleaning your house or doing your taxes, the trick is to stick with it until you are done. #Quote by Dan Ariely
Taxes quotes by Dick Morris
#118. We will shortly become like Germany, France, the United Kingdom, or Sweden - a socialist democracy in which the government dominates the economy, determines private-sector priorities and offers a vastly expanded range of services to many more people at much higher taxes. #Quote by Dick Morris
Taxes quotes by Ayn Rand
#119. I think it's a worthy undertaking
to provide a decent apartment for a man who earns fifteen dollars a week. But not at the expense of other men. Not if it raises the taxes, raises all the other rents and makes the man who earns forty live in a rat hole. #Quote by Ayn Rand
Taxes quotes by Jostein Gaarder
#120. What you did was to draw a conclusion from a descriptive sentence
That person
wants to live too'
to what we call a normative sentence: 'Therefore you ought not to kill them.' From the point of view of reason this is nonsense. You might just as well say 'There are lots of people who cheat on their taxes, therefore I ought to cheat on my taxes too.' Hume said you can never draw conclusions from is sentences to ought sentences. Nevertheless it is exceedingly common, not least in newspaper articles, political party programs, and speeches. #Quote by Jostein Gaarder
Taxes quotes by Dave Barry
#121. As a taxpayer, you are required to be fully in compliance with the United States Tax Code, which is currently the size and weight of the Budweiser Clydesdales. #Quote by Dave Barry
Taxes quotes by Bill Walton
#122. The medical device tags that are being used [in the USA] are a terrible mistake. Why are we taxing people for trying to save lives and trying to make lives better, make peoples lives healthier? Those taxes should be placed on alcohol, tobacco, junk food, guns. Those are all the things that destroy health. #Quote by Bill Walton
Taxes quotes by Paul Ryan
#123. Obamacare comes to more than two thousand pages of rules, mandates, taxes, fees, and fines that have no place in a free country. #Quote by Paul Ryan
Taxes quotes by Ricky Gervais
#124. Same sex marriage isn't gay privilege, it's equal rights. Privilege would be something like gay people not paying taxes. Like churches don't. #Quote by Ricky Gervais
Taxes quotes by Alan Keyes
#125. The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed. #Quote by Alan Keyes
Taxes quotes by Tim Pawlenty
#126. Keeping a lid on taxes is not just good for the taxpayer. It's a powerful way to force government to be more accountable, set priorities and spend smarter. Let me repeat that: more accountable, set priorities and spend smarter - that's what we need to be about. #Quote by Tim Pawlenty
Taxes quotes by Conan O'Brien
#127. Members of the Senate are considering a tax on cosmetic surgery. When they brought it up, you should have seen the look that Nancy Pelosi's face tried to make. #Quote by Conan O'Brien
Taxes quotes by Firas Alkhateeb
#128. As part of his administrative reforms, Suleiman lowered taxes on peasants in his Empire. This led to immigration of Christian peasants who left the rest of Europe to live and work in the Ottoman Empire. #Quote by Firas Alkhateeb
Taxes quotes by Donald T. Regan
#129. One of the high spots of the decade for me was offering the bill which culminated in the tax act of 1986, which brought rates down. That was the most difficult problem to solve: how to make the tax system of the United States more fair. We tried to make it simpler, but we failed on that one. #Quote by Donald T. Regan
Taxes quotes by Charles Z. David
#130. Ollie was soon invited to attend public rallies and private meetings in which the crowd called for the expulsion of all foreigners from Sweden calling them parasites that sucked money and health benefits from the social security system. In fact, most of the protestors and demonstrators themselves lived on social security money while most of the immigrants were gainfully employed and paid their taxes regularly. But these facts were irrelevant since prejudice and xenophobia were dominant. #Quote by Charles Z. David
Taxes quotes by Penn Jillette
#131. If you don't pay your taxes and you don't answer the warrant and you don't go to court, eventually someone will pull a gun. Eventually someone with a gun will show up. I want everything the government does to be done, I just want it to be done voluntarily. #Quote by Penn Jillette
Taxes quotes by Will Durant
#132. The matter of sedition is of two kinds: much poverty and much discontentment....The causes and motives of sedition are, innovation in religion; taxes; alteration of laws and customs; breaking of privileges; general oppression; advancement of unworthy persons, strangers; dearths; disbanded soldiers; factions grown desperate; and whatsoever in offending people joineth them in a common cause.' The cue of every leader, of course, is to divide his enemies and to unite his friends. 'Generally, the dividing and breaking of all factions...that are adverse to the state, and setting them at a distance, or at least distrust, among themselves, is not one of the worst remedies; for it is a desperate case, if those that hold with the proceeding of the state be full of discord and faction, and those that are against it be entire and united.' A better recipe for the avoidance of revolutions is an equitable distribution of wealth: 'Money is like muck, not good unless it be spread.' But this does not mean socialism, or even democracy; Bacon distrusts the people, who were in his day quite without access to education; 'the lowest of all flatteries is the flattery of the common people;' and 'Phocion took it right, who, being applauded by the multitude, asked, What had he done amiss?' What Bacon wants is first a yeomanry of owning farmers; then an aristocracy for administration; and above all a philosopher-king. 'It is almost without instance that any government was unprosperous under learned gove #Quote by Will Durant
Taxes quotes by James Weldon Johnson
#133. I know the South claims that it has spent millions for the education of the blacks, and that it has of its own free will shouldered this awful burden. It seems to be forgetful of the fact that these millions have been taken from the public tax funds for education, and that the law of political economy which recognizes the land owner as the one who really pays the taxes is not tenable. It would be just as reasonable for the relatively few land owners of Manhattan to complain that they had to stand the financial burden of the education of the thousands and thousands of children whose parents pay rent for tenements and flats. Let the millions of producing and consuming Negroes be taken out of the South, and it would be quickly seen how much less of public funds there would be to appropriate for education or any other purpose. #Quote by James Weldon Johnson
Taxes quotes by Donald Verrilli Jr.
#134. It's the spring of 2012, that the [Barak] Obama administration would be embracing the argument that the Affordable Care Act was a tax, and that was going to, itself, be a political albatross. #Quote by Donald Verrilli Jr.
Taxes quotes by Kevin Yoder
#135. In the current law we're seeing Social Security dwindle. And so what we're saying is if we're going to reduce taxes we just want to make sure that there are things within the law that pay for it. #Quote by Kevin Yoder
Taxes quotes by Michael Lind
#136. If you have free universal health care and free education supported by public school taxes, then you have more bargaining power with your bosses, but if everything is privatized, and ordinary Americans have to pay for everything through their wages, then they're at the mercy of their employers. If the workers know they'll be ruined if they lost their jobs, they're not going to be uppity. You want to break their spirit. #Quote by Michael Lind
Taxes quotes by Anthea Turner
#137. I do not think we should tax people to a point where they are looking for tax loopholes and getting their money out of the country. #Quote by Anthea Turner
Taxes quotes by Shane Stevens
#138. They're just the little people. Unknown all their lives and forgotten as soon as they die. If anyone talks about them, they're simply called the victim. But the killers, that's something else! They don't work or pay taxes or obey the law or live quiet lives of frustration. That's not news. Instead they kill. That makes them special. Charles Manson will be remembered and written about a hundred years from now, just as Jack the Ripper is remembered a hundred years after his crimes. Everybody wants a little recognition. More things are done for sheer recognition than for money or sex, as far as I can see. But the only ones who get it are the killers. Who knows all the names of Manson's victims? Or Jack the Ripper's victims? Or Charles Starkweather's victims? Or Caryl Chessman's victims? Who cares? They were just people. #Quote by Shane Stevens
Taxes quotes by Andrew Tobias
#139. There were no jobs created in America from 1945, when the war ended, through 2003. How could there be? Taxes were too high. Preposterously so under Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Reagan (who left office with a 28 percent rate on long-term capital gains) and Bush the Elder. #Quote by Andrew Tobias
Taxes quotes by John Podhoretz
#140. Romney has adopted almost every position conservatives want their candidate to espouse: He's pro-life, he wants to repeal ObamaCare, he wants to cut taxes and cut the federal budget, and he wants an unapologetic foreign policy dedicated to the proposition that this too will be the American century. #Quote by John Podhoretz
Taxes quotes by Doug Casey
#141. Fear is being used by the political class as an excuse to accumulate more power and self-importance - and collect a lot more taxes to support their agenda. #Quote by Doug Casey
Taxes quotes by Steve Forbes
#142. The tax code is a monstrosity and there's only one thing to do with it. Scrap it, kill it, drive a stake through its heart, bury it and hope it never rises again to terrorize the American people. #Quote by Steve Forbes
Taxes quotes by Rick Larsen
#143. Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to working families without increasing the deficit. Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class. #Quote by Rick Larsen
Taxes quotes by Charlie Munger
#144. I think the idea that the hedge fund manager gets lower taxes than the taxi driver or the physics professor is insane. The legislators who leave that policy in place are derelict in their duties to be rational and fair. There are plenty of them in both political parties. It's totally outrageous. #Quote by Charlie Munger
Taxes quotes by Lysander Spooner
#145. Still another reason why the payment of taxes implies no consent, or pledge, to support the government, is that the taxpayer does not know, and has no means of knowing, who the particular individuals are who compose "the government." To him "the government" is a myth, an abstraction, an incorporeality, with which he can make no contract, and to which he can give no consent, and make no pledge. He knows it only through its pretended agents. "The government" itself he never sees. #Quote by Lysander Spooner
Taxes quotes by Gustave De Molinari
#146. What does a tax do? It takes either from the producer or the consumer a more or less sizable portion of the product destined in part to consumption and in part to savings, in order to apply it to less productive or even destructive ends, and more rarely to savings. #Quote by Gustave De Molinari
Taxes quotes by Tom Cole
#147. In the end, all Republicans want to make sure we don't increase taxes. That's where we differ with the Democrats. #Quote by Tom Cole
Taxes quotes by Pedro Pierluisi
#148. Puerto Rico loses out on billions of dollars annually because it is treated unequally under a range of federal programs, including tax credits available to millions of households in the States that do not pay federal income taxes. #Quote by Pedro Pierluisi
Taxes quotes by Ray Dalio
#149. I pay about a third in taxes, I give away about a third, and I follow the law. #Quote by Ray Dalio
Taxes quotes by Noam Chomsky
#150. Women taking care of children ... it makes sense to pay them for that work ... they should be paid for it, but that requires tax payments. And the same is true about protection of the environment. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Taxes quotes by Benito Mussolini
#151. The Government has been compelled to levy taxes which unavoidably hit large sections of the population. The Italian people are disciplined, silent and calm, they work and know that there is a Government which governs, and know, above all, that if this Government hits cruelly certain sections of the Italian people, it does not so out of caprice, but from the supreme necessity of national order. #Quote by Benito Mussolini
Taxes quotes by John Redwood
#152. You have to be very rich to afford Labour, with 66 tax rises since they came in power. #Quote by John Redwood
Taxes quotes by Jill Lepore
#153. Damning taxes is a piece of cake. It's defending them that's hard. #Quote by Jill Lepore
Taxes quotes by Mian Muhammad Mansha
#154. People like me, whose income largely comes from dividends, should pay more taxes. #Quote by Mian Muhammad Mansha
Taxes quotes by Zoe Saldana
#155. I think as an American society, when we're paying too many taxes or dealing with war, we don't want to see sad things at the movies. #Quote by Zoe Saldana
Taxes quotes by Chuck Klosterman
#156. Regardless of how liberal Massachusetts may seem, the Celtics were totally GOP. Like Thomas Jefferson, K. C. Jones did not believe in a strong central government: The Celtic players mostly coached themselves. They practiced when they felt like practicing and pulled themselves out of games when they deemed it appropriate, and they wanted to avoid anything taxing. They wanted to avoid taxes. And they excelled by attacking the world in the same way they had been raised to understand it: You pick-and-roll, you throw the bounce pass, you make your free throws. If it worked in the 1950s, it can work now. #Quote by Chuck Klosterman
Taxes quotes by Thomas Jefferson
#157. The value of science to a republican people, the security it gives to liberty by enlightening the minds of its citizens, the protection it affords against foreign power, the virtue it inculcates, the just emulation of the distinction it confers on nations foremost in it; in short, its identification with power, morals, order and happiness (which merits to it premiums of encouragement rather than repressive taxes), are considerations [that should] always [be] present and [bear] with their just weight. #Quote by Thomas Jefferson
Taxes quotes by Rick Perry
#158. Our citizens are tired of big government raising their taxes and cooking up new ways to micromanage their lives, our citizens are tired of big government killing jobs with their do-gooder policies. In short the people are Fed Up! #Quote by Rick Perry
Taxes quotes by Lewis B. Smedes
#159. Jesus said that we should render to the state what properly belongs to the state, and though he had taxes in mind, we might reasonably infer that giving the state the job of punishing wrongdoers is one way of giving the state its due. #Quote by Lewis B. Smedes
Taxes quotes by Joe Walsh
#160. If you raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires, you'll do nothing to address the debt and the deficit. And the thing you might do is you might finally put this economy over another cliff. These millionaires and billionaires are the folks that try to create jobs and help grow the economy. #Quote by Joe Walsh
Taxes quotes by Martin O'Malley
#161. Doing difficult things like passing marriage equality, passing the Dream Act, doing common sense things that allow new American immigrants to fully participate, pay their taxes, play by the rules and take care of their families. That's the inclusive America that I believe all of us want to move to. #Quote by Martin O'Malley
Taxes quotes by Sheri Dew
#162. Challenges that tax our faith are usually opportunities to stretch and strengthen our faith by finding out if we really believe the Lord will help us. #Quote by Sheri Dew
Taxes quotes by Martha McSally
#163. Raising taxes in an economic downturn is not a good idea. #Quote by Martha McSally
Taxes quotes by Christie Hefner
#164. Most people sell stock to pay taxes, but I didn't want to sell any stock. #Quote by Christie Hefner
Taxes quotes by Will Rogers
#165. If Wall Street paid a tax on every "game" they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on. #Quote by Will Rogers
Taxes quotes by George Lakoff
#166. The government is commonly conceptualized as a business. If it is seen as a service industry, taxes can be seen as payment for services provided to the public. Those services can include protection (by the military, the criminal justice system, and regulatory agencies), adjudication of disputes (by the judiciary and other agencies), social insurance (as in Social Security and Medicare and various "safety nets"), and so on. Under #Quote by George Lakoff
Taxes quotes by Mike Fitzpatrick
#167. The estate tax punishes years of hard work and robs families of part of their heritage by imposing a huge penalty on inheritance after death - a tax on money that has already been taxed. #Quote by Mike Fitzpatrick
Taxes quotes by Jay Leno
#168. President Bush released his tax returns yesterday. He listed the economy as a liability. He gets to write that off. #Quote by Jay Leno
Taxes quotes by Thomas Sowell
#169. High tax rates in the upper income brackets allow politicians to win votes with class warfare rhetoric, painting their opponents as defenders of the rich. Meanwhile, the same politicians can win donations from the rich by creating tax loopholes that can keep the rich from actually paying those higher tax rates - or perhaps any taxes at all. What is worse than class warfare is phony class warfare. Slippery talk about 'fairness' is at the heart of this fraud by politicians seeking to squander more of the nation's resources. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Taxes quotes by Ralph Nader
#170. We should tax things we don't like. We should tax pollution ... And we should lighten the taxes on things we do like, like honest labor, like food. #Quote by Ralph Nader
Taxes quotes by Roger C. Gibson
#171. No liquid investment alternatives with stable guaranteed principal values exist that can provide real returns by consistently beating the combined impact of inflation and income taxes. #Quote by Roger C. Gibson
Taxes quotes by E. Cobham Brewer
#172. To defer anything to the Greek Calends is to defer it sine die. There were no calends in the Greek months. The Romans used to pay rents, taxes, bills, etc., on the calends, and to defer paying them to the "Greek Calends" was virtually to repudiate them. (See NEVER.) #Quote by E. Cobham Brewer
Taxes quotes by Christina Romer
#173. Tax increases appear to have a very large sustained and highly significant negative impact on output. #Quote by Christina Romer
Taxes quotes by Jim Cooper
#174. While tax refunds amount to substantial income for many Americans, current IRS rules do not allow taxpayers to directly deposit their refund into more than one account. #Quote by Jim Cooper
Taxes quotes by Greg Gutfeld
#175. When one becomes a liberal, he or she pretends to advocate tolerance, equality and peace, but hilariously, they're doing so for purely selfish reasons. It's the human equivalent of a puppy dog's face: an evolutionary tool designed to enhance survival, reproductive value and status. In short, liberalism is based on one central desire: to look cool in front of others in order to get love. Preaching tolerance makes you look cooler, than saying something like, 'please lower my taxes.' #Quote by Greg Gutfeld
Taxes quotes by Arlie Russell Hochschild
#176. Lee, who had borne the guilt of polluting public waters and been cheated by a dishonest official at a tax office, wanted to feel vindicated. The tax office was corrupt, and taxes themselves were connected to dishonesty, he felt.... At issue in politics was trust. It was hard enough to trust people close at hand, and very hard to trust those far away; to locally rooted people, Washington D.C, felt very very far away. ...[Everyone] felt like victims of a frightening loss--or was it theft?--of their cultural home, their place in the world, and their honor. #Quote by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Taxes quotes by Murray N. Rothbard
#177. Taxation is theft, purely and simply even though it is theft on a grand and colossal scale which no acknowledged criminals could hope to match. It is a compulsory seizure of the property of the State's inhabitants, or subjects. #Quote by Murray N. Rothbard
Taxes quotes by Leo Tolstoy
#178. We are all brothers, but I live on a salary paid me for prosecuting, judging, and condemning the thief or the prostitute whose existence the whole tenor of my life brings about ... We are all brothers, but I live on the salary I gain by collecting taxes from needy laborers to be spent on the luxuries of the rich and idle. We are all brothers, but I take a stipend for preaching a false Christian religion, which I do not myself believe in, and which only serves to hinder men from understanding true Christianity. #Quote by Leo Tolstoy
Taxes quotes by Sting
#179. The world is ruled by butterflies adding to their weapon piles. Imagine what your taxes buy. We hardly ever try. #Quote by Sting
Taxes quotes by John Catsimatidis
#180. I think the rich should pay more in taxes - I agree with that 100 percent - but everybody should feel the pain a little bit. #Quote by John Catsimatidis
Taxes quotes by Kiersten White
#181. I am in charge of many people in my vilayet. Sometimes, a decision I make will impact someone in a negative way. Perhaps one farmer wants more access to water, but giving him that would deny three other families the water they need for their crops. I am denying the first man the opportunity to expand his crops and make more money, but I am saving the other three families from starving. Some years I have had to increase taxes to lay up stores against the winter, which is a burden for my people. But it means we will have enough to sustain us through a bleak period. I have had to take fathers from their families for committing crimes - denying a family of their provider, but keeping the rest of my people safe." He sighed. "It is never easy. I try to build for the best future I can, where the greatest number of people will be affected in the best ways. #Quote by Kiersten White
Taxes quotes by Gwenn Wright
#182. Whatever happened in those more than one hundred years, from the time my great-great-great grandfather studied law to the time when my own father took his bar exam in 1989, I may never know. Perhaps it was just greed and the good, old-fashion corruption that comes with power. The Drexlers have moved from the fight for human rights to the fight for corporations and wealthy individuals. We file their taxes, write their contracts, clean up their messes. As I see it, we have become little more than glorified Public Relations reps #Quote by Gwenn Wright
Taxes quotes by Rick Scott
#183. I've built companies, I've created jobs, I know the frustration of small businesses with higher taxes. #Quote by Rick Scott
Taxes quotes by Edward William Lane
#184. The tax that is taken from the free non-Muslim subjects of a Muslim government whereby they ratify the compact that assures them protection, as though it were compensation for not being slain. #Quote by Edward William Lane
Taxes quotes by Ronald Reagan
#185. You can't tax business. Business doesn't pay taxes. It collects taxes. #Quote by Ronald Reagan
Taxes quotes by Thomas Paine
#186. The burden of the national debt consists not in its being so many millions, or so many hundred millions, but in the quantity of taxes collected every year to pay the interest. If this quantity continue the same, the burden of the national debt is the same to all intents and purposes, be the capital more or less. #Quote by Thomas Paine
Taxes quotes by Jaroslav Kalfar
#187. But one has to ask: why do the big things at such a high cost? I chose the quiet life. I like the idea of being recognized by my field and no one else. This way I have a purpose, one I believe in, but I'm not burdened by the constant idea of putting on a public image, a view of myself the masses can accept. Nobody cares whether I'm fat or cheat on my taxes. It is not the only right kind of life, of course, but it is the honest life for me. What I'm saying is, I make the right choices for myself. #Quote by Jaroslav Kalfar
Taxes quotes by Edward Abbey
#188. If I should object to force I will be arrested. If I object to arrest I will be clubbed. If I defend myself against clubbing I will be shot. These procedures are known as The Rule of Law. #Quote by Edward Abbey
Taxes quotes by Rosie O'Donnell
#189. I took in a foster kid that I wanted to adopt in the state where I live, and I pay taxes, said to me, based on not your morality, not on how good you are as a mother, not on how much you've given to foster kids in Florida, based on the facts that you're in love with a woman, you can't keep her. #Quote by Rosie O'Donnell
Taxes quotes by William James
#190. We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone until those smiling possibilities are dead ... By neglecting the necessary concrete labor, by sparing ourselves the little daily tax, we are positively digging the graves of our higher possibilities. #Quote by William James
Taxes quotes by Bernie Sanders
#191. Before Congress cuts funding for Head Start, Social Security, and financial aid for college, we have got to make sure that large, profitable corporations are paying their fair share of taxes. #Quote by Bernie Sanders
Taxes quotes by Albert Bushnell Hart
#192. Taxation is the price which civilized communities pay for the opportunity of remaining civilized. #Quote by Albert Bushnell Hart
Taxes quotes by Jane Jacobs
#193. Subsidiarity is the principle that government works best most responsibly and responsively when it is closest to the people it serves and the needs it addresses. Fiscal accountability is the principle that institutions collecting and disbursing taxes work most responsibly when they are transparent to those providing the money. #Quote by Jane Jacobs
Taxes quotes by Thomas Sowell
#194. Someone once said that taxes are the price we pay for civilization. That may have been true when he said it, but today taxes are mostly the price we pay so that politicians can play Santa Claus and get reelected. #Quote by Thomas Sowell
Taxes quotes by Christopher Jones
#195. When the world changes, you have to adapt and change with it. It's not just death and taxes that we can always count on in life ... add 'change' to that mix. No matter what, tomorrow will always be a little bit different than today ... #Quote by Christopher Jones
Taxes quotes by Joseph A. Schumpeter
#196. The state has been living on a revenue which was being produced in the private sphere for private purposes and had to be deflected from these purposes by political force. The theory that construes taxes on the analogy of club dues or of the purchase of the services of, say, a doctor only proves how far removed this part of the social sciences is from scientific habits of mind. #Quote by Joseph A. Schumpeter
Taxes quotes by Sebastian Junger
#197. Shared public meaning gives soldiers a context for their losses and their sacrifice that is acknowledged by most of the society. That helps keep at bay the sense of futility and rage that can develop among soldiers during a war that doesn't seem to end. Such public meaning is probably not generated by the kinds of formulaic phrases, such as "Thank you for your service," that many Americans now feel compelled to offer soldiers and vets. Neither is it generated by honoring vets at sporting events, allowing them to board planes first, or giving them minor discounts at stores. If anything, these token acts only deepen the chasm between the military and civilian populations by highlighting the fact that some people serve their country but the vast majority don't. In Israel, where around half of the population serves in the military, reflexively thanking someone for their service makes as little sense as thanking them for paying their taxes. It doesn't cross anyone's mind. #Quote by Sebastian Junger
Taxes quotes by Murray Rothbard
#198. Just as no one is morally required to answer a robber truthfully when he asks if there are any valuables in one's house, so no one can be morally required to answer truthfully similar questions asked by the State, e.g., when filling out income tax returns. #Quote by Murray Rothbard
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#199. Tax cuts create more jobs and this is something we as Republicans have to do a better job of marketing. #Quote by Pete Sessions
Taxes quotes by Sam Ervin
#200. What James Madison and the other men of his generation had in mind when they wrote the First Amendment was that there should be no official relationship of any character between government and any church or many churches, and no levying of taxes for the support of any church, or many churches, or all churches, or any institution conducted by any of them. #Quote by Sam Ervin

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