He has combined with others to subject

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation… For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent…. We, therefore… solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States.  ~The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies, 1776

Man is not like other animals in

Man is not like other animals in the ways that are really significant:  animals have instincts, we have taxes.  ~Erving Goffman

To force a man to pay for

To force a man to pay for the violation of his own liberty is indeed an addition of insult to injury.  ~Benjamin Tucker, Instead of a BookHHQ

Another difference between death and taxes is

Another difference between death and taxes is that you don’t have to work like fury to pay for the dying you did last year. ~Robert Quillen, “Oh, By the Way!” Gazette-Telegraph (Colorado), 15 April 1921

There is an ancient belief that the

There is an ancient belief that the gods love the obscure and hate the obvious.  Without benefit of divinity, modern men of similar persuasion draft provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.  Section 341 is their triumph.  ~Martin D. Ginsburg

Indoors or out no one relaxes in

Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year.  ~Ogden Nash

Im proud to pay taxes in the

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

The point to remember is that what

The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away.  ~John S. Coleman, address, Detroit Chamber of Commerce, 1956WLBUQ

If from the more wretched parts of

If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude.  Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation.  It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.  ~Thomas Paine

The flat tax would be so simple

The flat tax would be so simple, you could fill it out on a post card.  A post card that would say, in effect, having a wonderful time; glad most of my money is here.  ~Steve Forbes

Taxation is the price which we pay

Taxation is the price which we pay for civilization…. ~Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Vermont, October Session, 1851 (Report of the Committee Appointed by the Governor to Take into Consideration the Financial Affairs of the State)TPV

I like to pay taxes with them

I like to pay taxes.  With them I buy civilization.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., quoted by Felix Frankfurter, The Atlantic Monthly, October 1938Justice Holmes Defines the Constitution by Felix Frankfurter, p495; http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/04/13/taxes-civilize  (Thanks, Garson O’Toole of quoteinvestigator.com!)

The taxpayer thats someone who works

The taxpayer – that’s someone who works for the federal government but doesn’t have to take the civil service examination.  ~Ronald Reagan

The wages of sin are death but

The wages of sin are death, but after they take the taxes out, it’s more like a tired feeling, really.  ~Paula Poundstone