Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new compositions, any bungler can add to the old.
If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
Taxes and golf are alike, you drive your heart out for the green, and then end up in the hole.
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
Civil servants and priests, soldiers and ballet dancers, schoolmasters and police constables, Greek museums and Gothic steeples, civil list and services list – the common seed within which all these fabulous beings slumber in embryo is taxation.
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
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.
A fool and his money are soon parted. The rest of us wait for tax time.
It is getting harder and harder to support the government in the style to which it has become accustomed.
It’s getting so that children have to be educated to realize that “Damn” and “Taxes” are two separate words.
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