To celebrate the voting tomorrow, I thought I’d post some of these great tax quotes from the Rude Awakening

“Death and taxes are inevitable” – Thomas C. Haliburton

“The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t
get worse every time Congress meets.” – Will Rogers

“I shall never use profanity except in discussing house
rent and taxes.” – Mark Twain

“We are told that this is an odious and unpopular tax. I
never knew a tax that was not odious and unpopular with the
people who paid it.” – John Sherman

“A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a
fine for doing something right.” – Author Unknown

“Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is
legalized robbery.” – Calvin Coolidge

“The politicians say “we” can’t afford a tax cut. Maybe we
can’t afford the politicians.” – Steve Forbes

“Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred
dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?” –
Peg Bracken

“The avoidance of taxes is the only pursuit that still
carries any reward.” – J M Keynes

“There is no art which one government sooner learns from
another than that of draining money from the pockets of the
people.” – Adam Smith

“Your federal government needs your money so that it can
perform vital services for you that you would not think up
yourself in a million years.” – Dave Barry

And another from a different source… (

“Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It’s the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then–we elected them. “
-Lily Tomlin