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Taxation Quotes

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Inflation is taxation without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

Related topics: Finance

The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation
that would operate with perfect equality.
- Andrew Jackson

If it is the duty of the State to educate,
it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education,
namely, the taxation out of which education is provided.
- Edmund Barton

America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.
- Laurence J. Peter

 

Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind.
Expediency and greed create high taxation,
and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.
- Charles Adams

Our forefathers made one mistake.
What they should have fought for was representation without taxation.
- Fletcher Knebel

The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor,
to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor,
and to give it to those who do not labor.
- William Cobbett

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The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between
the millstones of taxation and inflation.
- Vladimir Lenin

Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces.
- Terry Pratchett

Nearly everywhere monarchs raised themselves further
above the level of the greatest nobles and buttressed
their new pretensions to respect and authority with cannons and taxation.
- J. M. Roberts

But we need to quit taxing people upon death.
No taxation without respiration.
- Steve King

This is a form of double taxation and it's simply unfair.
- Doc Hastings

My expertise was in public finance, particularly corporate taxation,
since I had worked at the US Treasury.
- Merton Miller

We ought, therefore, to lessen the price of food to our manufacturers,
and place them more on a level with the manufacturers who have cheaper food,
and also much lighter taxation.
- Joseph Hume

Besides, we had a large debt, contracted at home and
abroad in our War of Independence;
therefore the great power of taxation was conferred upon this Government.
- Robert Toombs

It is the small owner who offers the only really profitable
and reliable material for taxation.
He is made for taxation.
- Auberon Herbert

Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land,
or lending or the taxation of labor.
- John Ruskin

Throughout his life, Ronald Reagan believed America
is capable of great things and its people could and
would lead the way if left unburdened by taxation and regulation.
- William L. Jenkins

Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.
- Edward Abbey

I think coercive taxation is theft, and government
has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum.
- William Weld

Taxation without representation is tyranny.
- James Otis

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
- Milton Friedman

The level of taxation is driven by spending.
Less spending leads to lower taxes.
- Gregory D. Hess

If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad,
he should see how it is with representation.
- Rush Limbaugh

No taxation without respiration.
- Tom Feeney

My legislation, the Simple Savings Tax Relief Act of 2005,
simply eliminates the taxation of interest earned in savings accounts,
such as passbook savings accounts or bank certificates of deposit.
- Cliff Stearns

When a new source of taxation is found it never means,
in practice, that the old source is abandoned.
It merely means that the politicians have two ways
of milking the taxpayer where they had one before.
- H. L. Mencken

Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society.
The higher the tax level, the greater the failure.
A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a
complete defeat for the civilized world,
while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.
- Mark Skousen

I don't know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter.
Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it,
where I could go to straighten it out in my mind.
But I don't know where the book is, and maybe I couldn't read it if I found it.
- Warren G. Harding

A libertarian presidential candidate isn't going to win anyway,
so he can afford to say that all taxation is theft,
and it isn't the job of a libertarian presidential
candidate to cook up new ways to commit theft.
- L. Neil Smith

Every diminution of the public burdens arising from
taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power
and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy
new motives for patriotic affection and support.
- Andrew Jackson

I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission
of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales,
you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments,
and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace.
- Richard Cobden

In the laws of the land, she has no rights;
in government she has no voice.
And in spite of another principle recognized in this Republic,
namely, that 'taxation without representation is tyranny,'
she is taxed without being represented.
- Ernestine Rose

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

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

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

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

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

Give tax breaks to large corporations,
so that money can trickle down to the general public,
in the form of extra jobs.
- Andrew Mellon

We are all are equal, but some pay higher tax rates than others.
- Jeff Rich

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

Job creation requires a business friendly environment
with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state
government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars.
- Kenneth Blackwell

When people see the budget, they're going to say,
'Oh, my God, I wanted a tax cut, but I didn't know
what you were going to do to health care and to Medicare and national defense.'
- John Breaux

We're going to have a tax cut.
Today's American family is overtaxed at all levels.
- Dick Armey

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

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

Be wary of strong drink.
It can make you shoot at tax collectors...
and miss.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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

If you're opposed to the budget I submitted to the General Assembly,
you're for a tax increase.
- Matt Blunt

At the same time, Republicans are pushing a $70 billion
tax package that will overwhelmingly benefit the most
wealthy Americans and actually increases the deficit by $16 billion.
- Marty Meehan

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

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

In a perfect world we would bring corporate tax rates
down to 25% or less so we can get competitive in the world economy.
Ultimately, I would love to see a flat tax.
- Eric Cantor

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

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

People looking at advertisements or reading their local
newspapers would have had no idea that what they were
reading was bought and paid for with their tax dollars.
- George Miller

We all know what the problems are: it's tax and spend.
One party will tax and spend, the other party won't tax but will spend.
It's both of them together.
- Glenn Beck

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

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

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

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

Whatever you tax, you get less of.
- Alan Greenspan

I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word
"fair" in connection with income tax policies.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

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

There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program -
your tax-dollar will go further.
- Wernher von Braun

1913 wasn't a very good year.
1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.
- Ron Paul

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

Democrats are not about to nominate anyone who backs the tax cut,
and Americans are not going to elect anyone who favors a tax increase.
- Dick Morris

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

The tax laws are written by men with considerable net worth,
and with little understanding of what wage-earners
must do to make ends meet.
- Martin L. Gross

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


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