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A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy.
by Russell B. Long

A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy.
If it benefits you, it is tax reform.
- Russell B. Long

I really think that it's better to retire,
in Uncle Earl's terms, when you still have some snap left in your garters.
- Russell B. Long

Tax reform means, 'Don't tax you, don't tax me.
Tax that fellow behind the tree.'
- Russell B. Long

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident,
a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
- Judith Viorst

 

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax
their lives with forethought of grief...
For a time I rest in the grace of the world,
and am free.
- Wendell Berry

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
- Albert Einstein

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Employees make the best dates.
You don't have to pick them up and they're always tax-deductible.
- Andy Warhol

I support transitioning from the progressive tax to a flat tax system -
both individual and corporate/business.
- Allen West

It is time to recognize a simple fact of life.
Contrary to what some of my colleagues seem to believe,
tax cuts do not pay for themselves.
- George Voinovich

We've been able to access deals that under our former
relationship with Disney -
with tax advantages and strategic partners -
that we just weren't able to do.
- Harvey Weinstein

The budget does not adequately fund important domestic programs,
promotes tax cuts to the detriment of other priorities
and does little to put our nation's fiscal house in order.
- Jim Jeffords

Tax rates should never be raised in some brackets without
being raised in all brackets.
- Bradley A. Smith

Unfortunately the Republican tax cut will deny important
revenues to many states facing their own deficits.
This will create greater pressure for higher state and local taxes.
- Dick Durbin

The Republicans are running wild with our tax dollars
and it's been a mistake to let this administration
continue a policy of incompetence when it comes to Iraq.
- Sherrod Brown

My opponents attitude is, 'If it moves,
tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it and when it stops,
subsidize it.
- Rob Simmons

The tax code is not the only area where the administration
is helping the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
It has spent $155 billion for an unnecessary war driven by fear.
- Dennis Kucinich

For policy makers interested in using tax policy to
stimulate investments or especially to smooth business cycle fluctuations,
the results are not promising.
- Austan Goolsbee

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.
- Will Rogers

I'm being told it saves money to shoot in Toronto,
because of tax benefits, the crews are cheaper,
but what I save in the bottom line, I lose in a million other ways.
- Griffin Dunne

The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited
the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax,
spend and borrow agenda.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery
of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth.
- Lewis H. Lapham

Everything depends on a good job - strong families,
strong communities, the pursuit of the American dream,
and a tax base to support schools for our kids and
services for our seniors.
- Bob Taft

I don't believe, the president doesn't believe,
that the high income tax cuts work, period.
I don't think the evidence supports that.
- Austan Goolsbee

To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection:
it is plunder.
- Benjamin Disraeli

One of the things we worry about when we cut the tax
on gasoline is that it basically stimulates additional use.
- Edward Lazear

I think we should worry about Social Security first
and then tax cuts second.
- Bobby Scott

Over the years, dozens of American companies have filed
papers to trade in their U.S.
corporate citizenship for citizenship in tax haven countries like Bermuda.
- Richard Neal

Our economy is robust and will remain strong as more
Americans who want a job find one.
Republican economic policies based on tax relief are
working for the American people.
- Dennis Hastert

We've outpaced Japan and Europe in creating new jobs,
but there's major competition from India and China.
It's not enough to make income tax cuts permanent.
- Ernest Istook

Tax cuts are an investment in working families.
- Tommy Thompson

I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band.
I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through
two days of auditioning for bands.
- Robert Quine

Americans spend much of their adult lives paying taxes in various forms.
We should end this practice of paying a tax that is triggered only by debt.
- Jennifer Dunn

The women who pass away before they receive Social Security,
for them this is nothing but a tax from which they
or their family will never receive a benefit.
- Ginny B. Waite

Our mission, is to publish books on social and cultural issues,
including books on law related to those areas.
We are not looking for books on, say,
tax policy, etc.
- Thomas Spence

If, if more stimulus means more tax cuts to small businesses,
if, if more stimulus means middle class tax cuts,
then I'm for it.
- Alexi Giannoulias

Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have
been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things
that haven't been taxed before.
- Art Buchwald

It was under Wilson, of course, that the first huge
parts of the Marxist program,
such as the progressive income tax, were incorporated
into the American system.
- Robert Welch

Our current tax system is broken.
- Dick Armey

Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie,
unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
- Mike Royko

You have to be very rich to afford Labour,
with 66 tax rises since they came in power.
- John Redwood

If you don't get spending under control,
eventually you're going to have a big tax increase.
- Pat Toomey

There's just one thing I can't figure out.
My income tax!
- Nat King Cole

Disease is the tax which the soul pays for the body,
as the tenant pays house-rent for the use of the house.
- Ramakrishna

I don't go tanning anymore because Obama put a 10 percent tax on tanning.
McCain would never put a 10 percent tax on tanning.
Because he's pale and would probably want to be tan.
- Nicole Polizzi

A salute from this corner to President Bush for saying
he was willing to investigate raising or eliminating
the cap on salaries subject to the Social Security tax.
- Nick Clooney

Arizona is a national leader in school choice with
both charter schools and tuition tax credits giving
parents and their children more school choices than ever before.
- Jane D. Hull

A democratic government is the only one in which those
who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

I like to say I'm more conservative than Goldwater.
He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax.
- Pete Seeger

Congress must also enact pro-growth policies that encourage the economy to expand:
like making tax relief permanent and repealing the death tax.
- Michael Steele

We're not as materialistic and income-tax conscious as we think.
At the moment our superstitions are tucked away,
but come out sometimes in strange ways sex crimes,
black masses.
- Terence Fisher

The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses.
- Kit Bond

Well, you know, we've got a lot of stimulus in the
economy already from the tax cut,
from the lowered interest rates, and also from the
refinancing of mortgages.
- Franklin Raines

Bats have no bankers and they do not drink and cannot
be arrested and pay no tax and,
in general, bats have it made.
- John Berryman

We shall tax and tax, and spend and spend,
and elect and elect.
- Harry Hopkins

The tax code can be used to eliminate the toll booths
on the information superhighway.
- Jerry Weller

I doubt God would want to touch America's tax code,
since it is already located in the third rung of Hell.
- Larry J. Sabato

It's really changed me.
For the first time I'm in favor of the Bush tax cuts.
- Ken Jennings

Governors of both political parties face a stark choice
between unpopular tax increases and drastic cuts in Medicaid,
education, public safety and other essential services.
- Bill Delahunt

We must take away the government's credit card.
With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing,
the Federal government would finally be forced to get
serious about spending cuts.
- Alan Keyes

Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple.
Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations,
and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.
- Ron Paul

Our estimates suggest that a tax increase of 1 percent
of GDP reduces output over the next three years by nearly 3 percent.
The effect is highly significant.
- Christina Romer

For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Censure is the tax a man pays to the public for being eminent.
- Jonathan Swift

The death tax should be completely and permanently
repealed now in order to make the Tax Code fairer and
simpler and to eliminate the harmful drag this tax has on the economy.
- Kit Bond

Countries that will not tax their elite who expect
us to come in and help them serve their people are
just not going to get the kind of help from us that
historically they may have.
- Hillary Clinton

As American taxpayers know too well,
the tax code is incredibly complex and compliance is all to expensive.
- Jim Ramstad

Speaking of tax fairness, it was Senator Kerry who
voted to increase the income tax on senior citizens on Social Security,
earning as little as $32,000 a year.
- Bill Weld

It's not so much the amount of tax we pay -
it's the sense that our pocket's being picked without
our knowing what's going on.
- Andrew J. Bacevich

Many attempts had been made by colonial legislatures
to cut off or to tax the importation of slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

For the fifth year in a row, the Bush budget cuts city
core services to pay for wealthy tax breaks.
And once again, the mayor's requests were not funded.
- Anthony Weiner


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