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I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past. (Quote by - Patrick Henry)

Every tax or rate, forcibly taken from an unwilling person, is immoral and oppressive. (Quote by - Auberon Herbert)

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. (Quote by - Ronald Reagan)

The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution. (Quote by - Ronald Reagan)

We need true tax reform that will at least make a start toward restoring for our children the American Dream that wealth is denied to no one, that each individual has the right to fly as high as his strength and ability will take him. . . . But we cannot have such reform while our tax policy is engineered by people who view the tax as a means of achieving changes in our social structure. (Quote by - Ronald Reagan)

Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets. (Quote by - Ronald Reagan)

Are you entitled to the fruits of your labor or does government have some presumptive right to spend and spend and spend? (Quote by - Ronald Reagan)

Have we the courage and the will to face up to the immorality and discrimination of the progressive tax, and demand a return to traditional proportionate taxation? ... Today in our country the tax collector's share is 37 cents of every dollar earned. Freedom has never been so fragile, so close to slipping from our grasp. (Quote by - Ronald Reagan)

Income taxes have made more liars out of the American people than golf. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

Ammunition beats persuasion when you are looking for freedom. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

How is the government going to get the extra taxes? Out of the rich -- or just out of the poor, as usual? (Quote by - Will Rogers)

Those tax-exempt bonds were put in so that a town or a state or a government could sell more bonds than it ought to. (Quote by - Will Rogers)

Those of us who believe in the right of any human being to belong to whatever church he sees fit, and to worship God in his own way, cannot be accused of prejudice when we do not want to see public education connected with religious control of the schools, which are paid for by taxpayers' money. (Quote by - Eleanor Roosevelt)

Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle. (Quote by - Franklin D. Roosevelt)

The blame for the national debt lies with the Congress and the President, with Democrats and Republicans alike, most all of whom have been unwilling to make the hard choices or to explain to the American people that there is no such thing as a free lunch. (Quote by - Warren Rudman)

Congress will ever exercise their powers to levy as much money as the people can pay. They will not be restrained from direct taxes by the consideration that necessity does not require them. (Quote by - Melancton Smith)

Any politician who starts shouting election-year demagoguery about the rich and the poor should be asked, "What about the other 90 percent of the people?" (Quote by - Thomas Sowell)

Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority. They are the self-imposed restraints of a whole people upon a majority of them to secure sober action and a respect for the rights of the minority. (Quote by - William Howard Taft)

I don't know if I can live on my income or not -- the government won't let me try it. (Quote by - Bob Thaves)

Trade and commerce, if they were not made of Indian rubber, would never manage to bounce over the obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largess of the public treasury. From that time on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the results that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. (Quote by - Sir Alex Fraser Tytler)

The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States. (Quote by - U.S. Constitution)

In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. (Quote by - Voltaire)

Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer. (Quote by - Ludwig von Mises)


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