quotes tagged with 'taxes'

Count that day won when, turning on its axis, this earth imposes no additional taxes.

Author: Franklin Pierce Adams, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in taxes earth franklinpierceadams 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Don't steal. The government hates competition.

Author: bumper sticker, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government money taxes competition bumpersticker steal 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Taxes grow without rain.

Author: Jewish proverb, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government taxes proverb 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions.

Author: James Madison, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in government jamesmadison money taxes congress generalwelfare biggovernment politicalpower 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The true test is, whether the object be of a local character, and local use; or, whether it be of general benefit to the states. If it be purely local, congress cannot constitutionally appropriate money for the object. But, if the benefit be general, it matters not, whether in point of locality it be in one state, or several; whether it be of large, or of small extent.

Author: Joseph Story, Source: Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833Saved by ImaWriterIII in constitution government federal money taxes state local benefit JosephStory national extent 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

In 1950, the average family of four paid 2% of its earnings to federal taxes.  Today it pays 24%.

Author: William R. Mattox, Jr., Source: sometime before 1996Saved by ImaWriterIII in federal taxes state incometax williamrmattoxjr 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The American experiment has come and gone. Whatever freedoms the people still might have as their own, are monitored and registered and taxed at virtually every turn.

Author: Jeff Baxter, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom america tyranny taxes politicalpower jeffbaxter 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Would it not be better to simplify the system of taxation rather than to spread it over such a variety of subjects and pass through so many new hands?

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny taxation thomasjefferson taxes 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

[A] good deal of the other party's opposition to our agenda has also been rooted in their sincere and fundamental belief about government. It's a belief that government has little or no role to play in helping this nation meet our collective challenges. It's an agenda that basically offers two answers to every problem we face: more tax breaks for the wealthy and fewer rules for corporations.

Author: Barack Obama, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government freedom tyranny taxes democrats govreg republicans teaparty BarackObama 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

A power to lay taxes for any purposes whatsoever is a general power; a power to lay taxes for certain specified purposes is a limited power. A power to lay taxes for the common defence and general welfare of the United States is not in common sense a general power. It is limited to those objects. It cannot constitutionally transcend them. If the defence proposed by a tax be not the common defence of the United States, if the welfare be not general, but special, or local, as contradistinguished from national, it is not within the scope of the constitution. If the tax be not proposed for the common defence, or general welfare, but for other objects, wholly extraneous, (as for instance, for propagating Mahometanism among the Turks, or giving aids and subsidies to a foreign nation, to build palaces for its kings, or erect monuments to its heroes,) it would be wholly indefensible upon constitutional principles. The power, then, is, under such circumstances, necessarily a qualified power.

Author: Joseph Story, Source: Commentaries on the Constitution Section 919 (1833)Saved by ImaWriterIII in liberty government tyranny power taxes generalwelfare politicalpower JosephStory 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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