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Taxes

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Whoever Higher Taxes

Whoever is for higher taxes, feel free to pay higher taxes.

- Adam Carolla

Way Decent

All's the government should do is keep the taxes and regulations at a manageable rate, keep a decent standing army and get out of the way.

- Adam Carolla

Through Deal

Interest groups are not the same as individuals. Through false nostalgia for the New Deal, you are taking the younger generation hostage. They are the ones who are going to have to pay far greater taxes. They are the future's forgotten men.

- Amity Shlaes

Lie Wealthy

Every time a congressman or pundit says its 'class warfare' to increase taxes on the wealthy, it's a massive lie.

- Adam McKay

Electricity Big

Big swings in the wholesale price of electricity are not unusual in the summer, when high demand taxes generators' ability to supply power.

- Alex Berenson

Explicitly Charter

Fannie Mae is owned by shareholders but operates under a federal charter that exempts it from paying state or local taxes. As a result, many professional investors think the government would repay the debt that Fannie Mae had issued if the company could not, although Fannie Mae explicitly says that its bonds do not carry a federal guarantee.

- Alex Berenson

Boss Sometimes

New York State is upside down and backwards; high taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now, unfortunately, it's a national disgrace. Sometimes, the corruption in Albany could even make Boss Tweed blush.

- Andrew Cuomo

Kind Link

When governments run on petro dollars or petro revenue instead of taxes, then they kind of sever the link between taxation and representation, and if you're not being taxed, then you're not being represented.

- Andrew Nikiforuk

Work Will

In Washington, I will never vote to raise taxes, I will fight to repeal healthcare reform, and I will work to balance the budget.

- Andrew P. Harris

Gun Answers

The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control.

- Ann Coulter

Abortion Against

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

Government Creditors

We owe the government taxes. We owe our creditors interest. What do these powers owe us?

- Anna Deavere Smith

Tears Away

Do not consider that to be wealth which is hoarded away, for how is it better than sand gathered from the nearest heap? Nor that which comes in from men who groan at their taxes: for the gold that is wrung from tears is of base alloy and black.

- Apollonius of Tyana

Curve Entitled

The story of how the Laffer Curve got its name begins with a 1978 article by Jude Wanniski in 'The Public Interest' entitled, 'Taxes, Revenues, and the Laffer Curve.'

- Arthur Laffer

Why Portion

Taxes are not trivial - they're a huge portion of this overall economy. And that's why I focused on them.

- Arthur Laffer

Depend Retirees

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

Enemy Over

The totalitarian, to me, is the enemy - the one that's absolute, the one that wants control over the inside of your head, not just your actions and your taxes.

- Christopher Hitchens

Bush Am

My son was killed in 2004. I am not paying my taxes for 2004. You killed my son, George Bush, and I don't owe you a penny.

- Cindy Sheehan

Obamacare Would

The combination of Obamacare and taxes would be a disaster.

- David A. Siegel

Cut Hard

It's not hard to cut taxes.

- David Bonior

Country Teens

It's really a question of fairness and what kind of country we're going to live in. There are 22,000 people making over $1 million. They're paying an effective tax rate in the teens. As Warren Buffett said, he pays less in taxes effectively than his secretary does. That's not right.

- David Plouffe

Republican Smaller

Don't get me wrong, I am a proud Republican, and I want to support my party. I am a firm believer in the Republican principles of smaller government, low taxes and economic freedom. I have spent my time in government service fighting for these principles.

- David Schweikert

Some Income

The truth is, our corporate income taxes are some of the highest in the world, and frankly, in my judgment it's unpatriotic if you're not for reducing the corporate income tax. We want to make it so American companies are on a more level playing field competing with companies around the world.

- Jim Jordan

Cliff Another

If you raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires, you'll do nothing to address the debt and the deficit. And the thing you might do is you might finally put this economy over another cliff. These millionaires and billionaires are the folks that try to create jobs and help grow the economy.

- Joe Walsh

Country Classes

Our government is deeply disordered; its credit is impaired; its debt increasing; its expenditures extravagant and wasteful; its disbursements without efficient accountability; and its taxes (for duties are but taxes) enormous, unequal, and oppressive to the great producing classes of the country.

- John C. Calhoun

World War Obama

Raising taxes is the last thing we should do amid the weakest economic recovery since World War II. Unfortunately, even if we avoid the full 'Taxmageddon' scenario, President Obama's health care law also contains a new surtax on investment that will take effect in 2013.

- John Cornyn

Tax Then

The key to revenue growth is tax reform that closes loopholes and that is pro-growth. Then with a growing economy, that's where your revenue growth comes in, not from higher taxes.

- John Hoeven

Cut Architect

When I left Washington, we actually had a balanced budget and we paid down the most amount of the national debt in modern history and cut taxes and created jobs. And I was the chief architect of that plan in '97.

- John Kasich

Year Why

We spend millions of dollars every year just for the right to pay our taxes, but once again, do we really need to do that? Why don't we simplify it? And I've certainly looked at fair tax, I've looked at flat tax, and if I get to the U.S. Senate, I'd like to review that.

- John Raese

Fair Industry

First, the oil and gas business pays its fair share of taxes. Despite the current debate on energy taxes, few businesses pay more in taxes than oil and gas companies. The worldwide effective tax rate for our industry in 2010 was 40 percent. That's higher than the U.S. statutory rate of 35 percent and the rate for manufacturers of 26.5 percent.

- John S. Watson

Social Security

The reality is that the workforce relative to the number of people retired has shrunk and today in America there are only 3.3 working Americans paying payroll taxes to support each individual currently retired and collecting Social Security taxes.

- John Shadegg

Line Absolute

It is my absolute intent to hold the line on taxes.

- Jon Corzine

Fair Guy

I agreed with everything he was saying when he ran for president. I was listening to what he said. I go, this guy thinks like me and I agree with him. Now he's changing. All he keeps saying is millionaires and billionaires don't pay their fair share of taxes.

- Jon Lovitz

Thought Conservative

People ask how I can be a conservative and still want higher taxes. It makes my head spin, and I guess it shows how old I am. But I thought that conservatives were supposed to like balanced budgets. I thought it was the conservative position to not leave heavy indebtedness to our grandchildren.

- Ben Stein

Almost Income

In 2008, Goldman Sachs only paid 1.1 percent of its income in taxes even though it earned a profit of $2.3 billion and received an almost $800 billion from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury Department.

- Bernie Sanders

Pay Four

One in four corporations doesn't pay any taxes.

- Bernie Sanders

Pay Very

Danes pay very high taxes, but in return enjoy a quality of life that many Americans would find hard to believe.

- Bernie Sanders

Raise Spending

If we increase spending, we have got to raise taxes or any combination.

- Bobby Scott

Swedish Them

Swedish taxes are high, and we don't get as much as we used to for them. And our schools aren't so good.

- Camilla Lackberg

Business Lower

The number of business leaders who asked me to lower their taxes can be counted on one hand.

- Jack Markell

Other Medicaid

At a time of economic recession, the need for Medicaid and other safety net services is even greater. And we don't want to raise taxes on people who are having a tough time paying their bills.

- James Douglas

Year Income

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 Rodgers

Them Require

To impose taxes when the public exigencies require them is an obligation of the most sacred character, especially with a free people.

- James Monroe

Times Raise

You don't raise taxes in times of such uncertainty.

- Jason Chaffetz

Law Romney

Governor Romney has paid 100 percent of his taxes that are owed. He has complied 100 percent with what the law requires.

- Jason Chaffetz

Obama New Taxes

Well, the taxes that everyone else is paying are supporting lots of programs that were in place prior to Obama's new spending. So new spending has too be paid for by new taxes, or by eliminating existing tax breaks. And Obama wants that burden to be borne exclusively by the rich.

- Dinesh D'Souza

Conquered Romans

The ancient Greeks and Romans were comfortable with any number of deities and were quite open to allowing conquered nations to continue to worship in whatever ways they saw fit, as long as they didn't mind having an emperor who required taxes and tributes.

- Jay Parini

Your Meant

When we played, World Series checks meant something. Now all they do is screw your taxes.

- Don Drysdale

Practice Lives

Americans spend much of their adult lives paying taxes in various forms. We should end this practice of paying a tax that is triggered only by debt.

- Jennifer Dunn

American Dollars

I am obligated and I will pay hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes to the American government. I already paid and I will keep paying whatever taxes I owe based on my time as a U.S. citizen.

- Eduardo Saverin

Texans Should

Texans should not be taxed on our taxes.

- Kay Bailey Hutchison

Work Before

We had 90 percent taxes before in America. All right? Didn't work.

- Kenneth Langone

Fees Rein

In addition to reining in spending, taxes, tolls and fees, let's rein in how much the state borrows.

- Larry Hogan

Other Capital

Fiscal decentralisation does not lead to higher economic growth because economic growth is much more driven by factors other than taxes and spending, e.g. increases in technological progress and improved human capital.

- Lars Feld

Overlooked Medicaid

While the Left seems obsessed with increasing taxes and spending even more money, conservatives have focused more heavily on the need for spending restraint and entitlement reform - primarily to preserve and protect the future of the Medicare program. Overlooked in all of this is the future of Medicaid.

- Fred Upton

Invest Save

Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders want to raise taxes on the rich, saying it will solve inequality. It won't. All that will do is significantly reduce incentives to work, save, and invest. But I say inequality is not the problem. The problem is a lack of growth.

- Lawrence Kudlow

Tax Deal

My salary is converted to bitcoin, and taxes are taken out. You have to do all the tax computations in dollars because the IRS does not deal in bitcoins.

- Gavin Andresen

Pay Only

We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.

- Leona Helmsley

Cut However

When I was elected Governor, we had an audacious agenda that naysayers said couldn't be enacted with a Democrat majority in the state legislature. However, we worked across party lines and enacted historic reforms. Working together, we cut taxes by more than $600 million.

- George Allen

I Think Too

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

Training Crucial

Social-enterprise employees earn wages and pay taxes, reducing their recidivism rates and dependence on government assistance. They also receive crucial on-the-job training, job-readiness skills, literacy instruction and, if necessary, the counseling and mental-health services they need to move into the mainstream workforce.

- George R. Roberts

Never Popular

Taxes are never popular.

- Luis Videgaray Caso

Simplicity Just

Simplicity just isn't a word synonymous with taxes.

- Mike Crapo

American Smaller

The real issue for the public is to figure out which narrative do we want. We can have a bigger government, if that's the public's choice. It'll just require higher taxes on every American. Do you want that, or do you want smaller government, smaller taxes?

- Glenn Hubbard

British Charter

If taxes are laid upon us in any shape without our having a legal representation where they are laid, are we not reduced from the character of free subjects to the miserable state of tributary slaves? We claim British rights not by charter only! We are born to them.

- Samuel Adams

Country Raising

The biggest source of getting the country to a balanced budget is not by raising taxes or by cutting spending. It's by encouraging the growth of the economy.

- Mitt Romney

Rich Poor

The rich support the poor primarily via taxes.

- Thomas Peterffy

Wealth Having

It is a way to take people's wealth from them without having to openly raise taxes. Inflation is the most universal tax of all.

- Thomas Sowell

Surprise Upper

While the wealthiest families completely benefit from the tax cuts targeted towards the upper brackets, middle-income families were hit with the unwelcome surprise of higher taxes on tax day.

- Tim Bishop

I Am Lowering

I am for lowering taxes.

- Sarah Steelman

Very Piracy

If you are extremely well known and have a very desirable product, then yes, you probably do suffer a bit from piracy, in the same way that if you make a lot of money, you pay more in taxes than if you don't make any money.

- Tim O'Reilly

Bad Policies

Americans are hard working, innovative, proud people who want bad government policies and high taxes to get out of the way so they can take care of their families and pursue their dreams.

- Tim Walberg

Energy Production

Experience tells us that we do not need more overspending or higher taxes to grow jobs. We do not need more regulations or more government control - such as the government takeover of health care or the restrictions in domestic energy production.

- Tim Walberg

Pay Works

The model of Coca-Cola is local, whether it's investing, partnering, sourcing, producing, or selling. We market and distribute locally; we pay taxes locally. And it works.

- Muhtar Kent

Replace Income

I support both a Fair Tax and a Flat Tax plan that would dramatically streamline the tax system. A Fair Tax would replace all federal taxes on personal and corporate income with a single national tax on retail sales, while a Flat Tax would apply the same tax rate to all income with few if any deductions or exemptions.

- Ralph Hall

Proposing Half

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

Activity Raise

If you raise taxes on something, you discourage that activity.

- Scott Garrett

Think Going

If you think we are going to gain ground by holding the American people hostage, saying that their taxes are at risk, I actually disagree.

- Tom Cole

Easy Way Increase

The easy way out is to increase taxes.

- Tom Graves

Pay Exciting

It's exciting to sing in the place where you pay your taxes.

- Nell Carter

Love Doing

I'm always working. I don't really set limits. I tend to go in bursts. And in between, I'm doing my taxes, answering the phone, and all those kinds of things. I waste a lot of time. Computers take a lot of time. I love computers.

- Richard Dooling

Here Use

So you keep raising these taxes, and all of a sudden the business community says, 'Why are we here? We can go someplace else and use their phones.' That's one of the problems that directly affects the business community.

- Richard M. Daley

Economy Increase

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

Based Achievements

People really have to believe in their tax system. They have to believe that there is an equitable distribution of the burden, but there is also an important investment based upon the potential achievements that come from us paying our taxes.

- Richard Neal

Die Your

Social Security may be the most beloved of all the government's programs, partly because it requires so little thinking. You pay taxes while you work, then you and your spouse collect until you die.

- Richard Thaler

Enough We Cannot

We cannot collect enough taxes to catch up with spending. Do I know a solution? Not really. Do your politicians know a solution? Does our commander-in-chief offer a solution? Absolutely not.

- Rick Santelli

Year Conceive

No animal on the face of the earth could conceive of taxation. You and I work roughly six months a year to pay our local, state and federal taxes. If nothing else, this should convince you that animals are smarter than people.

- Rita Mae Brown

Years Our

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

Way Hidden

An unregulated derivatives market essentially gives Wall Street a way to place hidden taxes on everything in the world.

- Matt Taibbi

Eye Which

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

Why Give

If the government can make money, what on earth does it collect taxes for you and me for? Why don't it make what money it wants, take the taxes out, and give the balance to us?

- Robert Green Ingersoll

Next Economy

Colorado cannot afford to become the next California, with skyrocketing taxes that hurt our state's economy and our quality of life.

- Walker Stapleton

Going Either

Either you're going to have to vote for taxes or not vote for taxes. So, if you've already voted for taxes, you've already done it.

- Robert J. Bentley

Income Unable

All taxes, except a 'lump-sum tax,' introduce distortions in the economy. But no government can impose a lump-sum tax - the same amount for everyone regardless of their income or expenditures - because it would fall heaviest on those with less income, and it would grind the poor, who might be unable to pay it at all.

- Robert J. Shiller

Untouched Program

How does one leave Social Security and Medicare untouched, grow defense by more than $50 billion, slash taxes, launch a $1 trillion infrastructure program - and not explode the deficit and national debt?

- Pat Buchanan

Pay More

To say that people would cease to come to California if they would have to pay more taxes is to underestimate the advantages of being in California - mightily.

- Warren Beatty

Raise Lethal

It's a lethal thing to suddenly raise taxes.

- Robert Mundell

Lawyers Other

My taxes alone keep eight lawyers busy, and when I finally get my money, it's only one-third of what I earn. With the kids in school and my other responsibilities, I get no change back from the first million dollars. The money flows out like water.

- Robert Shaw

Waste Time Play

I would not waste time, as Senator Gillibrand does, on things such as dictating a national minimum driving age and sponsoring a 'National Day of Play.' I'd help New Yorkers understand that we get less in value from Washington than what we send there in taxes.

- Wendy E. Long

Blessed Controls

The stagflation of the 1970s blessed us with damaging wage and price controls and the utterly counterintuitive supply-side notion - famously drawn on a napkin - that cutting taxes would lead to higher tax revenues.

- Steven Rattner