2017 April 28
"Tax reform is taking the taxes off things
that have been taxed in the past and
putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed before."
"The Government has been compelled to levy taxes which unavoidably hit large sections of the population. The Italian people are disciplined, silent and calm, they work and know that there is a Government which governs, and know, above all, that if this Government hits cruelly certain sections of the Italian people, it does not so out of caprice, but from the supreme necessity of national order."
2017 April 27
"As a taxpayer, you are required
to be fully in compliance with the United States Tax Code,
which is currently the size and weight of the Budweiser Clydesdales."
"Unquestionably, there is progress.
The average American now pays out twice
as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages."
"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist
is that the taxidermist leaves the skin."
2017 April 26
"Let me point this out now. Your income tax is 100 percent voluntary tax,
and your liquor tax is 100 percent enforced tax.
Now, the situation is as different as night and day.
Consequently, your same rules just will not apply..."
"That this privilege of giving or of withholding our monies is an
important barrier against the undue exertion of prerogative, which if
left altogether without control may be exercised to our great oppression;
and all history shews how efficacious is its intercession for redress
of grievances and re-establishment of rights, and how improvident
would be the surrender of so powerful a mediator"
"Constitutions are checks upon the hasty action of the majority.
They are the self-imposed restraints of a whole people
upon a majority of them to secure sober action and
a respect for the rights of the minority."
2017 April 25
"A tax cut means higher family income and higher business profits and a balanced federal budget.... As the national income grows, the federal government will ultimately end up with more revenues. Prosperity is the real way to balance our budget. By lowering tax rates, by increasing jobs and income, we can expand tax revenues and finally bring our budget into balance."
"Government is the people's business and every man, woman and child
becomes a shareholder with the first penny of tax paid."
"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary,
too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious."
2017 April 24
"Beware the greedy hand of government, thrusting
itself into every corner and crevice of industry."
"To lay taxes to provide for the general welfare of the United States,
that is to say, 'to lay taxes for the purpose of providing for the
general welfare.' For the laying of taxes is the power, and the general
welfare the purpose for which the power is to be exercised. They are not
to lay taxes ad libitum for any purpose they please; but only to pay the
debts or provide for the welfare of the Union."
"The federal government has taken
too much tax money from the people,
too much authority from the states, and
too much liberty with the Constitution."