April 03, 2013

Death and Taxes

Of the two, I think I prefer death. At least it only comes once.

If an election were held on April 16, I bet everyone would vote for a flat tax.

Those are my thoughts.  So you can guess what I'm doing today.  And now a few famous tax quotes:

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

I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half of the money.
---- Arthur Godfrey

Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income.
---- Alfred E. Neuman

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

Death and taxes and childbirth. There's never any convenient time for any of them.
---- Margaret Mitchell

It used to be that death and taxes alone were inevitable. Now there's shipping and handling.
---- Bert Murray

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

It is a good thing that we do not get as much government as we pay for.
---- Will Rogers

Optimist: Someone who sets aside two hours to do his income tax return.
---- Unknown

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

We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.
---- Ronald Reagan

I wouldn't mind paying taxes… if I knew they were going to a friendly country.
---- Dick Gregory

If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
---- Rush Limbaugh

The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
---- Will Rogers

When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.
---- Plato

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

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

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.
---- Winston Churchill

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
---- G. Gordon Liddy

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

There's nothing wrong with the younger generation that becoming taxpayers won't cure.
---- Dan Bennett

Isn't it appropriate that the month of the tax begins with April Fool's Day and ends with cries of 'May Day!'?
---- Rob Knauerhase

It would be a hard government that should tax its people one-tenth part of their income.
---- Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac

Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.
---- Will Rogers

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.
---- H. L. Mencken

The point to remember is that what the government gives it must first take away.
---- John s. Coleman



  1. What a great collection of quotes!

  2. Sorry you are spending your time in such a way. No fun. We have finally had to have an expert do ours.

    1. I may regret not having a CPA do ours this year, but he is so busy that if we don't get them to him by the first of March, he files an extension, and I don't want to do that again.

  3. Watching Idol and doing our taxes!!!! Time for bed, I'm beat!!!

  4. I started ours last night, so I'm right there with you. Next year I'm thinking its time to find a CPA. I'm an educated person, but that doesn't seem to help when it comes to taxes.

  5. Our accountant just called to say our taxes are done. Normally I really hate them but, this year, for the first time in so long we get a refund so I am not going to complain too much :)


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