Tuesday, April 13, 2010

You may quote these guys

Here are some of my favorite tax quotes to cheer you up as you approach the April 15 deadline.

The fine art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to get the most feathers with the least hissing. ~Jean Baptist Colbert, Louis XIV finance minister

Taxation with representation ain't so hot either. ~Gerald Barzan

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 United States has a system of taxation by confession. ~Hugo Black

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

Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss. ~Robert Heinlein

If the Lord loveth a cheerful giver, how he must hate the taxpayer! ~John Andrew Holmes

People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women. ~Author Unknown

It's income tax time again, Americans: time to gather up those receipts, get out those tax forms, sharpen up that pencil, and stab yourself in the aorta. ~Dave Barry

Philosophy teaches a man that he can't take it with him; taxes teach him he can't leave it behind either. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. ~Ronald Reagan

I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes. ~Mark Twain

Our tax code is so long it makes War and Peace seem breezy. ~Steven LaTourette

Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund. ~F.J. Raymond

The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government. ~Barry Goldwater

What is the difference between a taxidermist and a tax collector? The taxidermist takes only your skin. ~Mark Twain, Notebook, 1902

Peace, love and all that Jazz. Charlie