"Unquestionably, there is progress.
The average American now pays out twice
as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages."
H. L. Mencken
(1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic
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A sad but all to true exposé on the exponential growth of violation perpetrated upon the once sovereign.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
  • 6
    They won't be happy until their mission of enslavement is complete.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
  • 5
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN      
    Unquestionably there were progressives back then. The great FDR changed America form a nation of free people willing to take responsibility to a nation of people free from responsibility. People no longer know what freedom is.
     -- warren, olathe     
  • 6
    It is true if you go back far enough. I stopped working so hard in my business because when my profits got higher, so did my tax rate. It was obvious that the system is designed to keep me from getting too prosperous (i.e. breaking out of the middle class).
     -- E Archer, NYC     
  • 4
    'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it' - Ronald Reagan
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
  • 7
    Wow how true is that quote
     -- Alan, Wirral England     
  • 6
    True quote, but Mencken was one sick puppy !
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
     -- Mary - MI      
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