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To quote almost everybody on taxes over and over and ......

Submitted by Roanman on Sun, 04/15/2012 - 08:47


The crime of taxation is not in the taking it; it's in the way it's spent.  Will Rogers
When there's a single thief, it's robbery.  When there are a thousand thieves, it's taxation.  Vanya Cohen
Taxation with representation ain't so hot either.  Gerald Barzan
Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.  Franklin D. Roosevelt
The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.  Ronald Reagan
America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.  Laurence J. Peter
I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.  Arthur Godfrey

Unquestionably, there is progress.  The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.  H.L. Mencken
The nation should have a tax system that looks like someone designed it on purpose.  William Simon
We must care for each other more, and tax each other less.  Bill Archer
The expenses of government, having for their object the interest of all, should be borne by everyone, and the more a man enjoys the advantages of society, the more he ought to hold himself honored in contributing to those expenses.  Anne Robert Jacques Turgot
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing.  Jean Baptist Colbert, attributed
What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.  Thomas Paine
Did you ever notice that when you put the words "The" and "IRS" together, it spells "THEIRS?"  Unknown
We have long had death and taxes as the two standards of inevitability.  But there are those who believe that death is the preferable of the two.  At least with death, it doesn't get worse every time Congress meets." Erwin N. Griswold

People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes:  men and women.  Unknown
Taxes:  Of life's two certainties, the only one for which you can get an automatic extension.  Unknown
To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.  Benjamin Tucker
Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income.  Alfred E. Neuman
I am thankful for the taxes I pay because it means that I'm employed.  Nancie J. Carmody
The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away.  John S. Coleman
Philosophy teaches a man that he can't take it with him; taxes teach him he can't leave it behind either.  Mignon McLaughlin
The 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
I like to pay taxes.  With them I buy civilization.  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The wages of sin are death, but after they take the taxes out, it's more like a tired feeling, really.  Paula Poundstone
You must pay taxes.  But there's no law that says you gotta leave a tip.  Morgan Stanley advertisement
U.S. Internal Revenue Service: an agency modeled after the revenue raising concepts of the 19th century economist, Jesse James.  Robert Brault 
There's nothing wrong with the younger generation that becoming taxpayers won't cure.  Dan Bennett
There may be liberty and justice for all, but there are tax breaks only for some.  Martin A. Sullivan
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.  Barry Goldwater
Taxes grow without rain.  Jewish Proverb
I don't know if I can live on my income or not - the government won't let me try it.  Bob Thaves, "Frank & Ernest"
Of all debts, men are least willing to pay their taxes; what a satire this is on government.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
Any tax is a discouragement and therefore a regulation so far as it goes.  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
The flat tax would be so simple, you could fill it out on a post card.  A post card that would say, in effect, having a wonderful time; glad most of my money is here.  Steve Forbes
Question:  " I understand that Congress is considering a so-called 'flat' tax system.  How would this work?"  Answer:  "If Congress were to pass a 'flat' tax, you'd simply pay a fixed percentage of your income, and you wouldn't have to fill out any complicated forms, and there would be no loopholes for politically connected groups, and normal people would actually understand the tax laws, and giant talking broccoli stalks would come around and mow your lawn for free, because Congress is NOT going to pass a flat tax, you pathetic fool."  Dave Barry
A fine is a tax for doing something wrong.  A tax is a fine for doing something right.  Unknown
The payment of taxes gives a right to protection.  James M. Wayne
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.  Leon Panetta
What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector?  The taxidermist takes only your skin.  Mark Twain
All the Congress, all the accountants and tax lawyers, all the judges, and a convention of wizards all cannot tell for sure what the income tax law says.  Walter B. Wriston
The politicians say "we" can't afford a tax cut.  Maybe we can't afford the politicians.  Steve Forbes
Intaxication:  Euphoria at getting a refund from the IRS, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.  Unknown
You don't pay taxes - they take taxes.  Chris Rock
People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.  Robert Half
I can give you 1040 good reasons why I hate the government.  The Quote Garden
Everyone of these quotes came from Quote Garden