Quotation Explorer - 'Tax'

The power to tax, once conceded, has no limits; it contains until it destroys.
Because of the power that we have given money: The government would rather have taxpayers who do not vote, than voters who do not pay tax. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It appears that no one is so unfortunate that he or she is exempt from spending cuts, while at the same time no one is so fortunate as to be ineligible for a tax cut - Jonathan Schell
Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math. - Ambrose Bierce
The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don't know when it's through if you are a crook or a martyr. - Will Rogers
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income. - Plato
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
Paying tax should be framed as a glorious civic duty worthy of gratitude - not a punishment for making money. - Alain de Botton
Reality can really tax your imagination. - Brooke Gladstone
You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes. - Ronald Reagan
You can't do a good deal with a bad guy. The dishonesty tax is too high and is not something you will factor into your side of the equation. - Chet Billingsley
I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. - Winston S. Churchill
On my income tax 1040 it says 'Check this box if you are blind.' I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away. - Tom Lehrer
There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist- the taxidermist leaves the hide.
The lottery is a tax on people who flunked math.
if we could tax Americans' cognitive dissonance we could balance the budget. The American people want all kinds of incompatible things, they're human beings, and they want high services, low taxes, and an omnipresent, omniprominent welfare state. - George F. Will
Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors and miss.
Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
The rich control our politics to a huge extend. In return they get tax cuts and deregulation. It's been and is an amazing ride for the rich. - Jeffrey D. Sachs
An unlimited power to tax involves, necessarily, a power to destroy; because there is a limit beyond which no institution and no property can bear taxation. - John Marshall
My Son, Only Tax and Death are for sure. - Csaba Gabor-B.
It doesn't cost anything to be a good person, but yet there are toxic people around us that will try to tax our lives. - Ron Baratono
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax. - Albert Einstein
The Fair Tax Equation: T=I(I(.000001)) - Michael A. Wood Jr.
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 income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has. - Will Rogers
To the people who are upset about their hard-earned tax money going to things they don’t like: welcome to the f*cking club. Reimburse me for the Iraq war and oil subsidies, and diaphragms are on me! - Jon Stewart
The world, viewed philosophically, remains a series of slave camps, where citizens tax livestock labor under the chains of illusion in the service of their masters. - Stefan Molyneux
Making money is one thing, paying tax is another. - Habeeb Akande
Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today. - Herman Wouk
We pay a tax to succeed at anything worthwhile. That tax is called dedication, and here's the most wonderful part. Once you pay it, once you truly dedicate yourself to something important, you'll find the price was worth it. - Steve Goodier
Ronald Reagan and George Bush pushed through programs that raised taxes on the middle class. I think it's time to cut them. And in my administration I'll offer a middle-income tax cut that will cut rates on the middle class. - Bill Clinton
We will lower the tax burden on middle-class Americans by asking the very wealthy to pay their fair share. Middle-class taxpayers will have a choice between a children's tax credit or a significant reduction in the income tax rate.
Opportunity for all means making taxes fair. I'm not out to soak the rich. But I do believe the rich should pay their fair share. For twelve years, the Republicans have raised taxes on the middle class. It's time to give the middle class tax relief. - Bill Clinton
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
Here’s the solution. We need a CO2 tax, revenue-neutral, to replace taxation on employment, which was invented by Bismarck and some things have changed since the 19th Century. - Al Gore
Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. - George Sewell
The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf. - Will Rogers
Tax reform means "Don't tax you, don't tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree."
Advertising is tax deductible, so we all pay for the privilege of being manipulated and controlled. - Noam Chomsky
Envy was just the tax you paid on success. - David Nicholls
I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell
Nowadays a citizen can hardly distinguish between a tax and a fine, except that the fine is generally much lighter.
Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.
Receiving a million dollars tax free will make you feel better than being flat broke and having a stomach ache.
A salary is a tax employers pay, every four weeks, for putting an employee’s dream on hold. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Every decision, every single one, comes with a price to pay. It means you chose one thing over another, always. Whether you chose right or wrong, that cost remains constant. It's a permanent life tax. That's where taxes come from. - Hubert Martin
Have you ever noticed how statists are constantly reforming their own handiwork? Education reform. Health-care reform. Welfare reform. Tax reform. The very fact they’re always busy reforming is an implicit admission that they didn’t get it right the first 50 times. - Lawrence W. Reed
I like Kindness it's something the Government can't tax and it's free to give away that will return to you some day - Stanley Victor Paskavich
Why does a small tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and s substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?
An income tax form is like a laundry list -- either way you lose your shirt. - Fred Allen
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