April 15th 2009 : Tax Day Words for the Tea Party

Here are just a few words from the past that might shed a little light on why we are having the Tax-Day Tea Party phenomena. I will be spending time at a Tea Party today so I figured a quick post to give a little perspective to the ones who will label the rest of us as radical or loony or dissident. We are the people who make this nation run and whose work funds the bailouts and whose work funds the entitlements and whose work gives the handouts and who are tired of working for a ungrateful spoiled lazy whiny populous. We are the people who will no longer remain silent about the profligate and contumelious spending from the public funds.

“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.”

“Government is the people’s business and every man, woman and child becomes a shareholder with the first penny of tax paid.”

“The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.”

“If I could paraphrase a well-known statement by Will Rogers that he never met a man he didn’t like — I’m afraid we have some people around here who never met a tax they didn’t like.”

“Government is bad when it takes more than 30 percent of a taxpayer’s income in taxes. Proudhon was wrong when he said property is theft; it’s our federal budget that is institutionalized theft.”

“Every dollar the Federal Government does not take from us, every decision it does not make for us will make our economy stronger, our lives more abundant, our future more free.”

“Government has laid its hand on health, housing, farming, industry, commerce, education, and to an ever-increasing degree interferes with the people’s right to know. Government tends to grow, government programs take on weight and momentum as public servants say, always with the best of intentions. But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or economically as the private sector of the economy.”

Ronald Reagan
about taxes


The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein

For every benefit you receive a tax is levied.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.
Benjamin Disraeli

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

There is no such thing as a good tax.
Winston Churchill


When the federal government spends more each year than it collects in tax revenues, it has three choices: It can raise taxes, print money, or borrow money. While these actions may benefit politicians, all three options are bad for average Americans.
Ron Paul

Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.
Hillary Clinton

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