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  The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  I've never supported a wage tax and I've never supported a payroll tax.  
 -  David Dewhurst
  

  There is no such thing as a good tax.  
 -  Winston Churchill
  

  There certainly is a lot of political pressure for states to adopt the new federal tax codes. But there is no law that requires them to do so.  
 -  John Barry
  

  A democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.  
 -  Alexis de Tocqueville
  

  I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  The biggest - one of the biggest barriers to driving economic growth is the capital gains tax rate. I propose taking it to zero.  
 -  Herman Cain
  

  I still pay full tax when I work in England and the same when I work in America.  
 -  Sean Connery
  

  You don't pay taxes, they take taxes.  
 -  Chris Rock
  

  While tax refunds amount to substantial income for many Americans, current IRS rules do not allow taxpayers to directly deposit their refund into more than one account.  
 -  Jim Cooper
  

  There's just one thing I can't figure out. My income tax!  
 -  Nat King Cole
  

  That's the biggest problem, is the tax code itself.  
 -  Herman Cain
  

  It's not so much the amount of tax we pay - it's the sense that our pocket's being picked without our knowing what's going on.  
 -  Morena Baccarin
  

  I still believe a majority of Republicans are for income tax cuts.  
 -  Mary Fallin
  

  The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  I think there should be a literacy test and a poll tax for people to vote.  
 -  Ann Coulter
  

  The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax.  
 -  Thomas Dewar
  

  I just filled out my income tax forms. Who says you can't get killed by a blank?  
 -  Milton Berle
  

  Instead of creating new jobs, Republicans gave tax cuts to companies that send jobs overseas.  
 -  Joe Baca
  

  I have never played the lottery in my life and never will. Voltaire described lotteries as a tax on stupidity. More specifically, I think, on innumeracy.  
 -  Daniel Tammet
  

  To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.  
 -  Benjamin Disraeli
  

  Tax reform is a once-in-a-generation opportunity.  
 -  Max Baucus
  

  The Democrats are obsessing about raising tax rates, while the GOP talks about closing loopholes.  
 -  Bob Beauprez
  

  During the campaign for re-election, Barack Obama at least made vague references to a willingness to accept $3 trillion of reduced spending in exchange for a $1 trillion dollar tax increase.  
 -  Bob Beauprez
  

  I am such a strong admirer and supporter of George W. Bush that if he suggested eliminating the income tax or doubling it, I would vote yes on first blush.  
 -  Jerry Falwell
  

  A one-time tax does not get figured into people's investment decisions.  
 -  Mitch Daniels
  

  Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.  
 -  Olin Miller
  

  Today, and I'm very strongly against tax increases.  
 -  Donald Trump
  

  For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime.  
 -  Barack Obama
  

  Small businesses are the backbone of job creation in South Carolina, but we're not maximizing our potential when we've got what's effectively the highest income tax rate in the Southeast holding us back.  
 -  Mark Sanford
  

  Why do tax havens exist? Because rich countries allow them to. If the U.S. came down on tax havens in the same way they come down on countries that trade with Iran and Cuba, we'd have no tax havens in the world.  
 -  Ha-Joon Chang
  

  In income tax, there is no case for amnesty.  
 -  P. Chidambaram
  

  In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Apparently there are some Democratic leaders in the Senate that are running for office who now believe in tax cuts.  
 -  Jeb Bush
  

  You have to starve the Beast. That's one of the most important things about tax cuts. If you leave the money in Washington, it's going to be spent.  
 -  Steve Chabot
  

  For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  Social Security is a tax.  
 -  Todd Akin
  

  I will promote savings and investment by maintaining the 15% rate on capital gains and dividends. I will eliminate the tax entirely for those with annual income below $200,000.  
 -  Mitt Romney
  

  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.  
 -  Art Buchwald
  

  The corporate income tax, in particular, is a tax that puts American corporations at a disadvantage.  
 -  Jack Buck
  

  If you're opposed to the budget I submitted to the General Assembly, you're for a tax increase.  
 -  Matt Blunt
  

  We've outpaced Japan and Europe in creating new jobs, but there's major competition from India and China. It's not enough to make income tax cuts permanent.  
 -  Ernest Istook
  

  The tax collector must love poor people, he's creating so many of them.  
 -  Bill Vaughan
  

  Me and my dad are the biggest promoters of an estate tax in the US. It's not a popular position.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return, or see all the choices for a trip you want to take, you need a full-size screen.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  We tax air passengers like cigarettes and alcohol - we impose sin taxes on travellers.  
 -  Gordon Bethune
  

  1913 wasn't a very good year. 1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.  
 -  Ron Paul
  

  An income tax form is like a laundry list - either way you lose your shirt.  
 -  Fred Allen
  

  Lotteries, a tax upon imbeciles.  
 -  Camillo di Cavour
  

  It's really changed me. For the first time I'm in favor of the Bush tax cuts.  
 -  Ken Jennings
  

  Financial transaction tax raises problems of competition.  
 -  Jose Manuel Barroso
  

  What good will a tax break do me if I'm crippled for life?  
 -  Alan Ladd
  

  The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.  
 -  Will Rogers
  

  Many states rely on sales tax as their principle source of revenue and do not have a State income tax.  
 -  William L. Jenkins
  

  Our current tax system is broken.  
 -  Dick Armey
  

  I think the tax cut is ridiculous but so am I.  
 -  Randy Newman
  

  I think we can have some tax reform, but that doesn't mean tax increases. We ought to make the, the rates flatter. We ought to get rid of a bunch of those loopholes.  
 -  John Kasich
  

  I strongly support tax relief for the middle class.  
 -  Rick Larsen
  

  Congress had the opportunity to extend tax relief to working families without increasing the deficit. Instead, we were handed a bill that favors the wealthy and eliminates deductions that benefit the middle class.  
 -  Rick Larsen
  

  Diseases are the tax on pleasures.  
 -  John Ray
  

  Let us invest less and less in war and tax cuts for the richest 1 percent, and more and more in jobs and schools for the other 99 percent.  
 -  Benjamin Todd Jealous
  

  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
  

  The alternative minimum tax was designed to prevent the very wealthiest Americans from overusing certain tax benefits to avoid most of their tax burden.  
 -  Richard Neal
  

  Over the years, dozens of American companies have filed papers to trade in their U.S. corporate citizenship for citizenship in tax haven countries like Bermuda.  
 -  Richard Neal
  

  We need to change our tax code so that people like me & an awful lot of Members of Congress, pay our fair share of taxes.  
 -  Barack Obama
  

  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
  

  We should stop arguing about tax cuts in this town.  
 -  Richard Neal
  

  Businesses large and small shouldn't have to check the expiration date of a tax provision to see if it's still good.  
 -  Michael Enzi
  

  The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses.  
 -  Kit Bond
  

  The death tax should be completely and permanently repealed now in order to make the Tax Code fairer and simpler and to eliminate the harmful drag this tax has on the economy.  
 -  Kit Bond
  

  I am and will remain a tax resident in France and in this regard I will, like all French people, fulfill my fiscal obligations.  
 -  Bernard Arnault
  

  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
  

  As American taxpayers know too well, the tax code is incredibly complex and compliance is all to expensive.  
 -  Jim Ramstad
  

  Americans spend 3 billion hours per year filling out tax forms and keeping tax records.  
 -  Jim Ramstad