Top 15 Quotes on Taxes and Taxation

dreamstimefree_243655The following list comprises some of the best quotes on the issue of taxes and taxation.

15. “I’d like somebody to get rid of the death tax. That’s what I want. I don’t want to get taxed just because I died. I just don’t think it’s right. If I give something to my kid, I already paid the tax. Why should I have to pay it again because I died?”– Whoopi Goldberg

14. “The tax code is a monstrosity and there’s only one thing to do with it. Scrap it, kill it, drive a stake through its heart, bury it and hope it never rises again to terrorize the American people.”– Steve Forbes

13. “The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.”– Will Rogers

12.  “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” — Albert Einstein, physicist

11. “The power to tax is the power to destroy.” ― John Marshall

10. “Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.”– Calvin Coolidge

9. “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 Churchill

8. “It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low, and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the tax rates.”– John F. Kennedy

7. “You can’t have it both ways. You can’t tell me that you’re taxed enough already, and that you want constitutional government and then in the next breath say, ‘Bring me home some bacon.’ The pig has been picked clean.” ― Rand Paul

6. “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” ― Thomas Jefferson

5. “There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

4. “The taxpayer: that’s someone who works for the federal government, but doesn’t have to take a civil service examination.”– Ronald Reagan

3. “One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.” ― Ron Paul

2. “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the people discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the canidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy–to be followed by a dictatorship.” ― Alexander Fraser Tytler

1. “It seems almost daily that the federal government launches yet another massive spending initiative. While it may be lost upon Washington bureaucrats that money for these projects doesn’t just materialize from thin air, we Americans who have families, mortgages, car payments, tuition, and other expenses know differently. The money that Congress and the President seem to wield so nonchalantly comes from our pockets, our dreams, and our families.”  Tony Perkins

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