Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Tax Insanity

"It is a good thing that we do not get as much government as we pay for." Will Rogers

"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents..." James Madison

"Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even." Will Rogers

"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him." Robert Heinlein

"I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half of the money." Arthur Godfrey

"Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages." H.L. Mencken

[on filing for tax returns] "This is too difficult for a mathematician. It takes a philosopher." Albert Einstein

"The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away." John S. Coleman

"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin." Mark Twain
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