I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Mouth-watering Tax Day quotations
Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes.
That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.
The best things in life are free
One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.
Worried about an IRS audit? Avoid what's called a red flag.
That's something the IRS always looks for. For example, say you have some money left in your bank account after paying taxes. That's a red flag
I don't think that we need to see [Donald Trump] tax returns to verify his financial acumen. I walk into the Trump Tower every day and I'm like, this guy did pretty well for himself before I got here.
Income tax filing and payment day should be moved from April 15th to November 1st so it can be close to election day. People ought to have their tax bills fresh in mind as they go to vote.
I talk to nurses and programmers, salespeople and firefighters - people who bust their tails every day. Not one of them - not one - stashes their money in the Cayman Islands to avoid paying their fair share of taxes.
Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax.
In my home state of Indiana we prove every day that you can build a growing economy on balanced budgets, low taxes.
I won't talk about what it was like in prison, except to say I'm glad I'm out and that I plan never to go back and to pay my taxes every day.
If you took every single penny that Warren Buffett has, it'd pay for 4-1/2 days of the US government. This tax-the-rich won't work. The problem here is the government is way bigger than even the capacity of the rich to sustain it. The Buffett Rule would raise $3.2 billion a year, and take 514 years just to pay off Obama's 2011 budget deficit.
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
The politicians say 'we' can't afford a tax cut. Maybe we can't afford the politicians.
Look, I'm very much in favor of tax cuts, but not with borrowed money.
And the problem that we've gotten into in recent years is spending programs with borrowed money, tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the day that proves disastrous. And my view is I don't think we can play subtle policy here.
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
David and Charles Koch are pretty much as far right as you can get on the ideological spectrum without falling off. They are far right libertarians, very anti-government, very pro-business, very anti-tax, anti-regulatory, in favour of free markets ruling the day.
Americans have got to understand that we are paying present-day retirees with the taxes paid by young workers in America today. And that's a disgrace. It's an absolute disgrace and it's got to be fixed.
The more you earn, the less you keep, And now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my soul to take, If the tax-collector hasn't got it before I wake.
What at first was plunder assumed the softer name of revenue.
Oh, here's your tax dollars at work. This is what makes people furious. The head of the GSA, a woman named Martha Johnson, has resigned after they found out she spent over $830,000 on a four-day government conference in Las Vegas. And the president is furious. Not President Obama, the president of China. It's his money. It's his money she spent.
Beware the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry.
Today the House has a chance to give 25 million married couples the best Valentine's Day gift possible, elimination from the most unfair of taxes, the marriage tax penalty.
The power of taxing people and their property is essential to the very existence of government.
Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters;
all Indian leaders will be of low calibre & men of straw. They will have sweet tongues & silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power & India will be lost in political squabbles. A day would come when even air & water would be taxed in India.
There has been no organized effort to keep government down since Jefferson's day. Ever since then the American people have been bolstering up its powers and giving it more and more jurisdiction over their affairs. They pay for that folly in increased taxes and diminished liberties.
It's income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta
We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough;
we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.
I don't pay much attention to magazine covers.
One day, there'll be slack times in my career. It's unavoidable, because success is temporary. Which is why you have to stay focused on this very taxing job.
There is no liberty without dependency. That is why we should celebrate tax day.
Congress can raise taxes because it can persuade a sizable fraction of the populace that somebody else will pay
The flat tax would be so simple, you could fill it out on a post card.
A post card that would say, in effect, having a wonderful time; glad most of my money is here.
We are told that this is an odious and unpopular tax.
I never knew a tax that was not odious and unpopular with the people who paid it.
Escapology has one thing going for it that probably made Harry Houdini such a superstar in his day and a legend in the present. Everyone wants to escape from something. Taxes, contracts, illness, work, the multitude of burdens that we chafe under are shadows from which we want to escape.
What a day for the Tea Party people. Did you see that? America's parks and fairgrounds were lost in a sea of man-boobs. They were venting their anger and rage against taxes, which, of course, in most cases for them went down. Protesting their taxes went down, but you know, why let the truth spoil a perfectly good Klan rally.