Quotations on Tax

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That's why so many stars are making pictures in Europe today. The tax guys are making thieves out of everybody.
- Bud Abbott
(Keywords: Europe, Tax, Stars, Today)

These kids understood what is not immediately obvious; that they were going to pay the bills for tax cuts that had been passed today or in the last 4 years, and for the war in Iraq, because essentially we are borrowing money to do those things.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Money, War, Borrowing, Tax, Iraq, Kids, Obvious, Tax cuts, Today, Years)

To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

We're going to have a tax cut. Today's American family is overtaxed at all levels.
- Dick Armey
(Keywords: Family, American, Tax, Today)

It's not so much the amount of tax we pay - it's the sense that our pocket's being picked without our knowing what's going on.
- Andrew J. Bacevich
(Keywords: Being, Tax, Sense)

I come from a modest background. I put myself through college and law school and a postdoctorate program in tax law.
- Michele Bachmann
(Keywords: College, Tax, Law, School)

Political liberty, the peace of a nation, and science itself are gifts for which Fate demands a heavy tax in blood!
- Honore De Balzac
(Keywords: Peace, Science, Fate, Tax, Gifts, Liberty, Nation)

Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses.
- Haley Barbour
(Keywords: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

Reports also suggest that Ernst and Young and other large tax preparation firms are sending tax returns overseas for processing. But the IRS has no control over tax information once it's been sent to India or another country.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Control, Country, Tax, Information, Preparation)

And yet, if we don't, first and foremost, act responsibly with the national tax dollars that we have, we can't properly address those regional priorities that we would like to.
- Melissa Bean
(Keywords: Act, First, Tax, Priorities)

The Business Profits Tax, which is imposed on in-state businesses, we need to impose the same thing on out-of-state businesses, because the way the Business Profits Tax is calculated, it is highly dependent on how much sales and profits are generated in-state.
- Craig Benson
(Keywords: Business, Tax, Sales)

A lot of girls annoy me who go to university - one girl told me she was going to Oxford because it was something to do between leaving school and getting married. And I've got to pay for that being an income tax payer.
- Jeffrey Bernard
(Keywords: Being, Tax, Girls, Income, School, University)

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
- Wendell Berry
(Keywords: Peace, Time, Tax, Grace, Grief, Rest, World)

This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact.
- Joe Biden
(Keywords: Environmental, Bizarre, Tax, Want)

While the wealthiest families completely benefit from the tax cuts targeted towards the upper brackets, middle-income families were hit with the unwelcome surprise of higher taxes on tax day.
- Tim Bishop
(Keywords: Day, Tax, Tax cuts, Taxes)

Our tax policies, the tax relief and reform we passed in 2003 and 2005, helped get government out of the way of America's entrepreneurs, and our unemployment rate is now lower than it was in the 1970s, the 1980s, and the 1990s.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: Government, America, Entrepreneurs, Tax, Now, Reform, Unemployment)

Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so, but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work.
- Marsha Blackburn
(Keywords: Work, Americans, Tax, Obvious, Play, Pretty, Republicans)

Job creation requires a business friendly environment with a tax structure that is not punitive and a state government designed for efficient use of fewer tax dollars.
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Keywords: Business, Government, Creation, Environment, Tax, Job, State)

In order to spur economic growth we need to put the brakes on out of control spending, lower Ohioans tax burden and create a most efficient and effective government.
- Kenneth Blackwell
(Keywords: Government, Control, Growth, Burden, Tax, Order)

The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax, spend and borrow agenda.
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Keywords: Government, Financial, Congress, Crisis, Democrats, Tax, President)

I talked to a lot of employers who just are, are fearful of what's coming next out of Washington. It's all the spending, it's all the debt. It's their national energy tax, they want to call it cap and trade - more mandates, higher costs, more taxes. Their healthcare bill - more mandates, higher costs, higher taxes.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Debt, Energy, Tax, Healthcare, Taxes, Trade, Want, Washington)

Listen, I think what's best for the economy and to create jobs is to extend all of the current tax rates - for all Americans. It - it begins to reduce the uncertainty. And for small businesspeople, they can look up and begin to plan.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Americans, Economy, Tax, Jobs, Uncertainty)

If we don't act now, the death tax will come back in just a few years. Under current law the death tax is phased out in 2010 but comes back in full force in 2011. That is a ridiculous and untenable policy.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Death, Policy, Act, Force, Tax, Law, Now, Will, Years)

We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American values of savings and investment and of building small businesses and family farms and ranches.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Family, Values, American, Building, End, Tax, Investment)

The death tax should be completely and permanently repealed now in order to make the Tax Code fairer and simpler and to eliminate the harmful drag this tax has on the economy.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Death, Economy, Tax, Now, Order)

The death tax punishes the American dream - making it virtually impossible for the average American family to build wealth across generations.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Death, Family, Dream, Wealth, American, Tax, Generations)

The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses.
- Kit Bond
(Keywords: Death, Causes, Tax, Leading)

Bush is giving the rich a tax cut instead of putting that cut in the pockets of working people.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: People, Tax, Giving)

Something got screwed up in terms of your priorities if you think it's more important to get rid of the dividend tax than it is to take care of 11 million kids.
- David Broder
(Keywords: Care, Tax, Kids, Priorities)

I am neither a free-trade man, willing to collect all the money we have to raise by direct tax upon the people, nor am I willing to lay a tax simply for protection when the Government does not need the money.
- Joseph E. Brown
(Keywords: Government, Money, People, Tax, Man, Protection)

The Republicans are running wild with our tax dollars and it's been a mistake to let this administration continue a policy of incompetence when it comes to Iraq.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Mistake, Policy, Tax, Incompetence, Iraq, Republicans, Running)

I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word "fair" in connection with income tax policies.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.
(Keywords: Connection, Tax, Income, Word)

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
(Keywords: Americans, Fact, Tax, Income, Jobs)

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.
- Steven G. Calabresi
(Keywords: People, April, Day, Tax, Income, Mind, Vote)

From where I am sitting much of the country now sees the President the way I have seen him since the campaign. He is an ambitious leftist, with little understanding of economics, and with far-reaching goals to create significant and irreversible growth of government and redistribution of wealth through dramatic changes in tax, regulatory, and spending policies.
- Charles W. Calomiris
(Keywords: Government, Goals, Growth, Wealth, Country, Economics, Tax, Now, President, Understanding)

In a perfect world we would bring corporate tax rates down to 25% or less so we can get competitive in the world economy. Ultimately, I would love to see a flat tax.
- Eric Cantor
(Keywords: Love, Corporate, Economy, Tax, World)

It is irresponsible for this Congress to not investigate the President's lack of an exit strategy, and the fraud, waste, and abuse of U.S. tax dollars.
- Russ Carnahan
(Keywords: Strategy, Abuse, Congress, Fraud, Tax, President, Waste)

Not to be blasphemous, but I wonder if even the Holy Trinity understands the American tax code.
- Maurice Carroll
(Keywords: American, Tax, Trinity, Wonder)

Even with not having a balanced budget at this time, I support tax cuts. That will help limit spending.
- Steve Chabot
(Keywords: Time, Tax, Help, Support, Tax cuts, Will)

You have to starve the Beast. That's one of the most important things about tax cuts. If you leave the money in Washington, it's going to be spent.
- Steve Chabot
(Keywords: Money, Tax, Tax cuts, Washington)

On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president.
- Lincoln Chafee
(Keywords: War, Care, Deep, Destruction, Environment, Tax, Iraq, Leading, Now, President, Tax cuts, Weapons)

Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich.
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Keywords: Change, Fashion, Tax, Poor, Vanity)

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
(Keywords: Honesty, Tax, Income, Man, Measure)

Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: America, Tax, May, Saying, Tax cuts)

Countries that will not tax their elite who expect us to come in and help them serve their people are just not going to get the kind of help from us that historically they may have.
- Hillary Clinton
(Keywords: People, Countries, Tax, Help, May, Will)

Eliminating the Death Tax will continue to restore consumer confidence, spur capital investment, and create new jobs which are critical components of economic growth, particularly within the small business community.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Business, Death, Growth, Community, Confidence, Tax, Investment, Jobs, Will)

Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used.
- Tom Coburn
(Keywords: Democrats, Tax, Reform, Senators, Tax cuts, Welfare)

Did you know that they introduced the 15 percent flat tax on individual and corporate income in Iraq? Something that some politicians very much wanted to push in the United States without success but in Iraq they do it.
- Juan Cole
(Keywords: Success, Corporate, Tax, Income, Iraq, Politicians, states, United)

The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax us citizens for our carbon footprints.
- John Coleman
(Keywords: America, Tax, Key, Laws, Now, State, Washington)

I'd cap the total amount of income taxes paid by Americans to no more than 25 percent and tax all income only once.
- Cesar Conda
(Keywords: Americans, Tax, Income, Taxes)



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