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Quotes of the Day for 16 April 2001 – Taxation

Today is the filing deadline for income tax in the US, here are some comments on Taxation.

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The quotes:

The tax system is stacked against the average taxpayer.
     - Senator Edward M. Kennedy

There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program: your tax dollar will go farther.
     - Wernher von Braun

The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
     - Gore Vidal

The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing.
     - Jean Baptiste Colbert, Controller General of Finances for Louis XIV

Our party has been accused of fooling the public by calling tax increases revenue enhancement. Not so. No one was fooled.
     - James Danforth Quayle


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