Quotations on Taxes

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The rapid growth in many of our suburbs has spawned a booming construction industry eager to hire low wage immigrants who gladly fill these jobs, many of them happy to be paid in cash, free of federal and state taxes.
- Spencer Bachus
(Keywords: Growth, Jobs, State, Taxes, Wage)

I will continue my consistent record of voting for lower taxes, less spending and fewer regulations to make our government more effective and efficient while upholding our Constitution.
- Roscoe Bartlett
(Keywords: Government, Constitution, Taxes, Voting, Will)

Taxes are not good things, but if you want services, somebody's got to pay for them so they're a necessary evil.
- Michael Bloomberg
(Keywords: Evil, Taxes, Want)

It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would increase government revenues, because the growth of the economy would create an overflow of taxes that would fall into the government coffers.
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Keywords: Government, Growth, Economy, Taxes, Theory)

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)

I suppose the White House thinks it's doing what Big Business wants, but it will lead to vastly increased taxes, because all these guest workers are to be allowed to bring their children.
- Peter Brimelow
(Keywords: Business, Children, Guest, Taxes, Will, Workers)

We will have bigger bureaucracies, bigger labor unions, and bigger state-run corporations. It will be harder to be an entrepreneur because of punitive taxes and regulations. The rewards of success will be expropriated for the sake of attaining greater income equality.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Equality, Success, Corporations, Income, Labor, State, Taxes, Will)

In speech after speech on his health care plan, the President has tried to convince us that what he is proposing will be good for America. But, how can it be good for America if it raises taxes by a half trillion dollars and costs a trillion dollars or more to implement?
- Scott Brown
(Keywords: Health, America, Care, President, Speech, Taxes, Will)

In a system where the cost of care is hidden by taxes levied on your income, property, and business activities, it is no wonder why so many Americans rely on Medicaid to pay their long term care.
- Michael Burgess
(Keywords: Business, Americans, Care, Income, Property, Taxes, Wonder)

If we do not act now to strengthen Social Security, the system that so many depend upon today will be unable to meet its promises to tomorrow's retirees, and it will burden our children and grandchildren with exhaustive taxes.
- Chris Chocola
(Keywords: Act, Burden, Children, Now, Promises, Security, Taxes, Today, Tomorrow, Will)

Higher taxes is the road to ruin. We must and we will shrink our government, and that means making some tough choices, tightening our belts.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Government, Choices, Road, Ruin, Taxes, Will)

And I just think that we're at a point in our economic life here in our state - and - and, candidly, across the country, where increased taxes is just the wrong way to go. The people of our state are not convinced that state government, county government, local government has done all they can with the money we already give them, rather than the money that we have before.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Government, Life, Money, People, Country, State, Taxes, Wrong)

I look forward to working with our leadership team to advance the causes of smaller government, lower taxes, eliminating terrorism, and providing affordable health care, among other issues.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Health, Leadership, Government, Care, Causes, Taxes, Terrorism)

After 20 years in Congress, I still believe that smaller government and lower taxes are the most effective economic policies.
- Howard Coble
(Keywords: Government, Congress, Taxes, Years)

The Beltway is waking up to the realities of Prsident Obam's budget plan, which taxes, spends, and borrows as far as the eye can see.
- Matthew Continetti
(Keywords: Eye, Taxes, Waking)

When we were at peace, Democrats wanted to raise taxes. Now there's a war, so Democrats want to raise taxes. When there was a surplus, Democrats wanted to raise taxes. Now that there is a mild recession, Democrats want to raise taxes.
- Ann Coulter
(Keywords: Peace, War, Democrats, Now, Taxes, Want)

Taxes are like abortion, and not just because both are grotesque procedures supported by Democrats. You're for them or against them. Taxes go up or down; government raises taxes or lowers them. But Democrats will not let the words "abortion" or "tax hikes" pass their lips.
- Ann Coulter
(Keywords: Government, Abortion, Democrats, Taxes, Will, Words)

On issues relating to taxes, you don't always speak with one voice.
- Tom Daschle
(Keywords: Taxes, Voice)

What I want to do is create more taxpayers, not more taxes.
- Geoff Davis
(Keywords: Taxes, Want)

You know, the Democrats want to balance the budget by raising spending and raising taxes. The Soviet Union had a balanced budget.
- Tom DeLay
(Keywords: Balance, Democrats, Taxes, Want)

When we played, World Series checks meant something. Now all they do is screw your taxes.
- Don Drysdale
(Keywords: Now, Taxes, World)

Unfortunately the Republican tax cut will deny important revenues to many states facing their own deficits. This will create greater pressure for higher state and local taxes.
- Dick Durbin
(Keywords: Tax, Pressure, Republican, State, states, Taxes, Will)

I think I have the right to know what Steve Forbes paid in taxes - I don't think there should be a law. I think there should be a presumption. I wouldn't vote for a guy who wouldn't reveal what he paid in taxes. That kind of thing.
- Esther Dyson
(Keywords: Law, Right, Taxes, Vote)

There's not an appropriations bill in the last 10 years that the-that Democrats passed in the Congress. We haven't spent any money of your taxes in the last decade.
- Chaka Fattah
(Keywords: Money, Congress, Democrats, Taxes, Years)

Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Death, Certainty, Nothing, Taxes, World)

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Death, Nothing, Taxes, World)

I just want Texas to be number one in something other than executions, toll roads and property taxes.
- Kinky Friedman
(Keywords: Property, Taxes, Want)

The most important ways in which I think the Internet will affect the big issue is that it will make it more difficult for government to collect taxes.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: Government, Internet, Taxes, Will)

Let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats, it's not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.
- Janeane Garofalo
(Keywords: History, Idea, Boston, Democrats, Man, Party, Racism, Taxes, Tea)

I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.
- Arthur Godfrey
(Keywords: Money, states, Taxes, United)

Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?
- Barry Goldwater
(Keywords: Death, Fight, Tax, Projects, Tax cuts, Taxes, Vote)

Commercials on television are similar to sex and taxes; the more talk there is about them, the less likely they are to be curbed.
- Jack Gould
(Keywords: Sex, Talk, Taxes, Television)

If you increase taxes now on - at any level, it's going to make it harder to create jobs And we've lost 2 1/2 million jobs since the stimulus package passed. We're at 9.6 unemployment. So I don't think we tax too little, I think we spend too much.
- Lindsey Graham
(Keywords: Tax, Jobs, Now, Taxes, Unemployment)

Let them march all they want, as long as they continue to pay their taxes.
- Alexander Haig
(Keywords: March, Taxes, Want)

On Capitol Hill, House Republicans have been doing our part. We've been hard at work developing policies that will help empower all Americans. We're beginning to see results. We reduced taxes for everyone.
- Dennis Hastert
(Keywords: Work, Americans, Beginning, Help, Republicans, Results, Taxes, Will)

In six short years, small business owners and family farmers will once again be assessed a tax on the value of their property at the time of their death, despite having paid taxes throughout their lifetime.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Business, Family, Time, Death, Tax, Property, Taxes, Value, Will, Years)

I hope that the Senate acts quickly to pass this legislation so that Americans will no longer worry about having to sell the family farm or business to pay taxes after the death of a loved one.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Business, Death, Family, Hope, Americans, Legislation, Senate, Taxes, Will, Worry)

Most people sell stock to pay taxes, but I didn't want to sell any stock.
- Christie Hefner
(Keywords: People, Taxes, Want)

April is tax month. If you are having trouble filing your taxes, then you should hire an accountant. They'll give you the same advice that they've given hundreds of corporations - taxes are for douche bags.
- Ed Helms
(Keywords: Advice, April, Corporations, Tax, Taxes, Trouble)

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.
- Alan Keyes
(Keywords: Government, Excise, Tax, Income, Sales, Taxes, Years)

The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today.
- Mackenzie King
(Keywords: Promises, Taxes, Today, Yesterday)

I will cut all state taxes by at least one third.
- Sonny Landham
(Keywords: State, Taxes, Will)

For the last 50 years, the federal government has taken out of the Gulf Coast $165 billion in taxes that came from oil and gas off of our coast that went to the federal Treasury, to rebuild all places in America except the place that it came from.
- Mary Landrieu
(Keywords: Government, America, Oil, Taxes, Years)

Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee whose head, John Conyers, says he doesn't understand it. It'll be passed by Congress that has not read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a Treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What could possibly go wrong?
- Rush Limbaugh
(Keywords: Health, Care, Committee, Congress, Country, President, Taxes, Will, Wrong)

Eastern Washington families and businesses should be able to deduct every penny of state and local sales tax they pay throughout the year from their federal tax bill, especially when people in most states are deducting their state income taxes.
- Cathy McMorris
(Keywords: People, Tax, Income, Sales, State, states, Taxes, Washington)

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
- H. L. Mencken
(Keywords: Progress, American, Now, Taxes, Wages)

A variety of factors contribute to the price of gasoline in the United States. These factors include worldwide supply, demand and competition for crude oil, taxes, regional differences in access to gasoline supplies and environmental regulations.
- Gary Miller
(Keywords: Environmental, Competition, Oil, states, Taxes, United, Variety)

Benjamin Franklin said there were only two things certain in life: death and taxes. But I'd like to add a third certainty: trash. And while some in this room might want to discuss reducing taxes, I want to talk about reducing trash.
- Ruth Ann Minner
(Keywords: Death, Talk, Taxes, Want)

Instead of raising taxes as some would insist, we need to reduce waste and inefficiency in government.
- Tim Murphy
(Keywords: Government, Inefficiency, Taxes, Waste)

I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous: 'try being rich first'. See if that doesn't cover most of it. There's not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job.
- Bill Murray
(Keywords: Money, People, Being, End, Famous, First, Job, Relatives, Taxes, Want)



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