quotes tagged with 'tax'

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.

Author: Ronald Reagan, Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/ronaldreag109938.ht...Saved by prabatuty in government economy tax regulate subsidize 4 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.

Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Rights of Man, 1791Saved by jrbond in government prosperity greed force tax 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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.

Author: John Marshall, Chief Justice, Source: McCullough v. Maryland, 1819Saved by jrbond in power tax destroy 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The power to tax is the power to destroy.

Author: Daniel Webster, Chief Justice John Marshall, Source: Simplification of arguments and ruling of McCulloch v. Marylan...Saved by jordy in taxation power tax destroy 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.

Author: Robert Half, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in government tax income 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the other
Author: Voltaire, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in government socialism money economy tax 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
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.
Author: Ronald Reagan, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in government subsidy economy taxes tax regulation 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
With numerous others, I am greatly disturbed at the rapid move of our government to socialism and what seems to be an approach toward dictatorship; with a controlled Supreme Court, the administration continues to impose more and more demands upon the people...Taxes are becoming back-breaking, expenditure and waste are alarming. The Church must remain independent and furnish its own funds for all its own adventures and projects. The government seems too anxious to give, give, give to the poor, to the aged, to the schools, to everyone, and blinded people feel they are getting something, whereas they pay it to the government so that the government can after great overhead expense return a part of it to the people. And every time a gift returns to the people--a so-called gift--it comes with fetters binding and tying and enslaving. For every block of funds given to the people, they lose a bigger block of liberty.
Author: Spencer W. Kimball, Source: Spencer W. Kimball (Biography by Edward J. Kimball), pp. 352-3Saved by cboyack in liberty government socialism dictatorship gift tax 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
We still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping at the spoil of the multitude. ... It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without a tribute.
Author: Thomas Paine, Source: Rights of Man, p. 105Saved by cboyack in government socialism prosperity industry tax 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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