Taxes are paid in the sweat of every man who labors.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
LUKE 2:1 (KJV)
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Taxes on consumption, like those on capital or income, to be just, must be uniform.
Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.
Taxes are like and unlike the rain, they fall upon the just and the unjust; most hardly upon the just because they will not resort to devious ways to escape the imposition.
Taxes on capital, taxes on labor, inflation, bureaucratic regulation, minimum wage laws, are all -- to different degrees -- unnecessary slices of the wedge that stand between an individual's effort and reward for that effort.
Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
Taxes grow without rain.
Like mothers, taxes are often misunderstood, but seldom forgotten.
Taxes are the lifeblood of government and no taxpayer should be permitted to escape the payment of his just share of the burden of contributing thereto.
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.
Taxes are like a double chain which by keeping the peasants in the commune where they were born, fixes them still to the soil; though they are no longer, by law, attached to their master, they are always, by law, attached to each other.
In theory, taxes should be like shopping. What I buy is government services. What I pay are my taxes.
P. J. O'ROURKE
The power of taxing people and their property is essential to the very existence of government.
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