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Russell B. Long Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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 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

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

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

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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

According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God,
love each other and help take care of the poor.
It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 an income tax.
- Bob Riley

Something got screwed up in terms of your priorities
if you think it's more important to get rid of the
dividend tax than it is to take care of 11 million kids.
- David Broder

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

Who's on the case when it comes to the flat tax?
- Joshua Micah Marshall

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

Tax bills create wealth.
They help people live better.
- Nancy Johnson

Unfortunately, actions taken by the Senate ensured
that relief from the death tax would only be temporary
and that it would come back to life at the full rate again in 2011.
- Doc Hastings

If you don't drink, smoke, or drive a car,
you're a tax evader.
- Thomas S. Foley

Others like City Hall the old way, when they could
make deals behind closed doors with your tax money.
- Laura Miller

Number one I think we should impose a fee or a tax
on the transportation of trash per mile.
- Ed Rendell

Nevada once again has shown double digit increases in tax revenue...
Nevada continues to show economic stability with its
desirable business climate and booming tourism sector.
- Kenny Guinn

Virginia 's tax system needs to be fixed.
The time to act is now.
Do not send me any more studies.
Do not send me another piecemeal approach that confuses
tinkering with real reform.
- Mark Warner

We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American
values of savings and investment and of building small
businesses and family farms and ranches.
- Kit Bond

The NRA was one of the items that we pointed to when
we added money to the labor,
health and Education appropriations bill by reducing the size of the tax cut.
- David Obey

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

Most of the tasks we do are for humans.
For example, a tax calculation is counting numbers
so the government can pull money out from my wallet,
but government consists of humans.
- Yukihiro Matsumoto

Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all,
and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter.
- Tom Daschle

I wish that the Democrats would put some effort into Social Security reform,
illegal immigration's reform, tax reform,
or some of the other real issues that are out there.
- Jack Kingston

Brick and mortar businesses - and the communities that depend on them -
cannot continue to bear an unfair sales tax burden
from which their on-line competitors are effectively exempt.
- Bill Delahunt

We're going to look awfully stupid if we give income
tax relief to people who do not pay income taxes.
- Joe Scarborough

There is no such thing as a good tax.
- Winston Churchill

Sadly, this is the same old Republican story of Robin Hood in reverse -
tax cuts for the rich while programs for average and
low income Americans suffer.
- Jose Serrano

When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return,
or see all the choices for a trip you want to take,
you need a full-size screen.
- Bill Gates

Not to be blasphemous, but I wonder if even the Holy
Trinity understands the American tax code.
- Maurice Carroll

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

The real goal should be reduced government spending,
rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising
tax rates to cover ever rising spending.
- Thomas Sowell

An energy tax punishes senior citizens,
it punishes rural Americans, if you use electricity it punishes you.
This bill will increase your cost of living and may kill your job.
- Newt Gingrich

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

Back then, the excise tax was designed to be a luxury
tax for people who owned telephones.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

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

If I tax them, in fact, I'm not taxing the capitalists,
I am taxing the people who have saved,
trusted.
It was very controversial, those sorts of things.
But finally, it worked out.
- Shimon Peres

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

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
- George Sewell

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

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

Making the tax cuts permanent will continue to grow the economy,
create jobs, and put more money in the pockets of the
hard-working families of Pennsylvania.
- Tim Murphy

My constituents in Kansas know the death tax is a duplicative
tax on small businesses and family farms that,
in many cases, families have spent generations building.
- Todd Tiahrt

In other words, 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

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

Bush is giving the rich a tax cut instead of putting
that cut in the pockets of working people.
- Carol Moseley Braun

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

The death tax robs parents of the opportunity to pass
something along to their children,
and it is responsible for destroying a lot of family-owned businesses.
- Mac Thornberry

And yet, if we don't, first and foremost,
act responsibly with the national tax dollars that we have,
we can't properly address those regional priorities that we would like to.
- Melissa Bean

I'd cap the total amount of income taxes paid by Americans
to no more than 25 percent and tax all income only once.
- Cesar Conda

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves,
tax it.
If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
- Ronald Reagan

If we are to create tomorrow's jobs,
we can't remain frozen in time in yesterday's tax system.
- 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

My money goes to my agent, then to my accountant and from him to the tax man.
- Glenda Jackson

The bottom line is that the death tax is a tax on the
economy because it slows economic growth.
- Todd Tiahrt

I had hoped to let the one-half cent sales tax sunset this year,
but we do not believe revenues will grow as fast as
we hoped for the rest of the year.
- Michael F. Easley

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 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

Yet, individuals and corporations in Puerto Rico pay no federal income tax.
- Dick Thornburgh

Many states rely on sales tax as their principle source
of revenue and do not have a State income tax.
- William L. Jenkins

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

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

In order to spur economic growth we need to put the
brakes on out of control spending,
lower Ohioans tax burden and create a most efficient
and effective government.
- Kenneth Blackwell

New rumors that Saddam Hussein is planning to flee
to a castle in Libya with 10 billion dollars.
Now President Bush doesn't know whether to nuke him or give him a tax cut.
- Craig Kilborn

Once the housing market begins to recover,
I would phase out the mortgage tax deduction.
- Joshua A. Tucker

Identity theft involving these cards is a growing form of white collar crime,
facilitating illegal immigration, banking and accounting fraud,
tax evasion, and other nefarious activities.
- Ron Lewis

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion
is the thickness of a prison wall.
- Denis Healey

We have reduced sales tax on food.
Now we want it eliminated.
- Joe Manchin

When there is an income tax, the just man will pay
more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
- Plato


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