quotes tagged with 'tax'
Author: Ronald Reagan, Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/r/ronaldreag109938.ht...
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: Thomas Paine, Source: Rights of Man, 1791
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: John Marshall, Chief Justice, Source: McCullough v. Maryland, 1819
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: Daniel Webster, Chief Justice John Marshall, Source: Simplification of arguments and ruling of McCulloch v. Marylan...
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
Author: Robert Half, Source: unknown
People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income.
In general the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to the otherAuthor: Voltaire, Source: Unknown
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: Unknown
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. 352-3
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. 105