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The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
When a new source of taxation is found it never means, in practice, that the old source is abandoned. It merely means that the politicians have two ways of milking the taxpayer where they had one before.
H. L. Mencken
Inflation is taxation without legislation.
The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that would operate with perfect equality.
Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.
Laurence J. Peter
Large fortunes are all founded either on the occupation of land, or lending or the taxation of labor.
If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
Taxation is just a sophisticated way of demanding money with menaces.
Taxation: how the sheep are shorn.
Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.
Those jobs flee other states because of factors like excessive taxation, punitive regulation and frivolous lawsuits.
Taxation without representation is tyranny.
No animal on the face of the earth could conceive of taxation. You and I work roughly six months a year to pay our local, state and federal taxes. If nothing else, this should convince you that animals are smarter than people.
Rita Mae Brown
Taxation is the price we pay for failing to build a civilized society. The higher the tax level, the greater the failure. A centrally planned totalitarian state represents a complete defeat for the civilized world, while a totally voluntary society represents its ultimate success.
Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.
Greece is an extreme case: a country where both the level of spending and the level of taxation were unsustainable!
This is a form of double taxation and it's simply unfair.
I think coercive taxation is theft, and government has a moral duty to keep it to a minimum.
The road to recovery is to stimulate small business and innovation by reducing taxation, regulation, and litigation.
The true principle of taxation is the benefit principle - those who benefit from a government service should pay for it. It's also known as the 'user pay' principle. Every effort should be made to link the payment of taxes or fees to the cost associated with the government service.
The tendency of taxation is to create a class of persons who do not labor, to take from those who do labor the produce of that labor, and to give it to those who do not labor.
A libertarian presidential candidate isn't going to win anyway, so he can afford to say that all taxation is theft, and it isn't the job of a libertarian presidential candidate to cook up new ways to commit theft.
L. Neil Smith
If it is the duty of the State to educate, it is the duty of the State also to bear the burden of education, namely, the taxation out of which education is provided.
My legislation, the Simple Savings Tax Relief Act of 2005, simply eliminates the taxation of interest earned in savings accounts, such as passbook savings accounts or bank certificates of deposit.
Besides, we had a large debt, contracted at home and abroad in our War of Independence; therefore the great power of taxation was conferred upon this Government.
My expertise was in public finance, particularly corporate taxation, since I had worked at the US Treasury.
I therefore declare, that if you wish any remission of the taxation which falls upon the homes of the people of England and Wales, you can only find it by reducing the great military establishments, and diminishing the money paid to fighting men in time of peace.
Government spending is taxation. When you look at this, I've never heard of a poor person spending himself into prosperity; let alone I've never heard of a poor person taxing himself into prosperity.
I don't know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don't know where the book is, and maybe I couldn't read it if I found it.
Warren G. Harding
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