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Barack Obama's enemies are the people who make this country work. Barack Obama's enemies are those who succeed. Those are the people whose income he wants to redistribute. Those are the people whose income he wants to take, using the power and the force of the federal government to do it.
And what's interesting, and I don't think a lot of Americans understand this fact, is that, one, most new jobs are created by small businesses; two, most small businesses pay tax at the individual income tax, or many small businesses pay tax there.
George W. Bush
Women lie about their age; men lie about their income.
The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.
I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can't get killed by a blank?
Class is not a fixed designation in this country. We are an upwardly mobile society with a lot of movement between income groups.
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Arthur C. Clarke
A child's geographic location, race or parent's income level should not predetermine their life's course and it's up to us to see that they don't.
I am indeed rich, since my income is superior to my expenses, and my expense is equal to my wishes.
Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
I am not against hasty marriages, where a mutual flame is fanned by an adequate income.
The idea that you earn things - that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility. the vote, punishment... these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind.
In the lexicon of the political class, the word 'sacrifice' means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it.
Conventional wisdom on government's role in inequality often has it backwards. Tax reforms have resulted in a more progressive federal income tax; government transfer payments have become less progressive.
An income tax form is like a laundry list - either way you lose your shirt.
The less money you owe, the less income you'll need and the less you'll have to save for tomorrow.
The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax.
Thomas R. Dewar
I'm just curious, who's more fit to raise a child? A loving committed same-sex couple or an unmarried 15-year-old with no income and really no skills to parent?
I love the Roth IRA. Tax-free income in retirement is a truly great deal.
The body is ready to have babies. Nature wants it done then, when the body can handle it, not after 40, when the income can handle it.
Women do two thirds of the world's work. Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
You know, gentlemen, that I do not owe any personal income tax. But nevertheless, I send a small check, now and then, to the Internal Revenue Service out of the kindness of my heart.
Religiosity turns out to be the best indicator of civic involvement: it's more accurate than education, age, income, gender or race.
Anger is an expensive luxury in which only men of certain income can indulge.
George William Curtis
Well, we lost a lot of our independence already. We are dependent on China for credit. We are dependent on Middle Eastern countries for energy supplies. And many Americans are dependent on the government for their income, health care, education of their children, food stamps.
For me the greatest source of income is still movies. Nothing - stocks, financial speculation, real estate speculation or businesses - makes more money for me than making movies.
There are skeptics who do not come to their view because they have a source of income from carbon polluters.
As a member of the Mormon church, Romney is instructed to tithe 10 percent of his income. That's in keeping with most charitable giving: Religious institutions get about one-third of all contributions, according to 'The American' magazine.
In the 1880s, people all over the world looked to America for inspiration. Its very existence was proof that it was possible to have a relatively free and peaceful country. No income tax, no foreign wars, no welfare state, no intrusions on civil liberties.
I think we ought to ban earmarks. I think we ought to give citizens the opportunity to designate up to 10 percent of their federal income tax toward debt reduction. If we did that, we would reduce our debt by $95 billion a year.
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