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Tax Day 2005

Taxation Equals Slavery

“The trick is to stop thinking of it as ‘your’ money.” -Revenue Auditor

“There are two distinct classes of men… those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes.” -Thomas Paine

“We have from time-to-time complained about the complexity of our revenue laws and the almost impossible challenge they present to taxpayers or their representatives… Our complaints have obviously fallen upon deaf ears.” -Arnold Raum (Senior US Tax Court Judge)

“When there’s a single thief, it’s robbery. When there are a thousand thieves, it’s taxation.” -Vanya Cohen

“If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.” -Thomas Paine

“America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation.” -Laurence J. Peter

“Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors… and miss.” -Robert Heinlein

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