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"Not one cent should be raised unless it is in accord with the law." - Emperor of the French Napoleon I

"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." - The Rt. Hon. Sir Winston Churchill K.G., Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

"The collection of taxes which are not absolutely required, which do not beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is only a species of legalized larceny. The wise and correct course to follow in taxation is not to destroy those who have already secured success, but to create conditions under which everyone will have a better chance to be successful." - Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States of America.

"The more one considers the matter, the clearer it becomes that redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State."- Bertrand de Jouvenel, French intellectual

"To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection, it is plunder." - the Rt. Hon. Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
"The present assault upon capital is but the beginning. It will be but the stepping-stone to others, larger and more sweeping, till our political contests will become a war of the poor against the rich; a war growing in intensity and bitterness." - Stephen J. Field, United States Supreme Court Justice in Pollock v. Farmers Loan & Trust Co. (1898)

"The Declaration of Independence, the words that launched our nation -- 1,300 words. The Bible, the word of God -- 773,000 words. The Tax Code, the words of politicians -- 7,000,000 words -- and growing!" - Steve Forbes on the U.S. Tax Code.

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