taxes Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about taxes
“Death, taxes and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.”
“The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.”
“This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the [people’s] immediate representatives. ”
“Aycliffe stared at me for a long while as if in search of something. All he said, however, was ‘With your mother gone you’re required to deliver your ox to the manor house tomorrow. It will serve as the death tax.’ ‘But… sir,’ I said—for my speech was slow and ill formed—‘if I do… I… I won’t be able to work the fields.’ ‘Then starve,’ he said and rode away without a backward glance.”
“Besides, his parents pay rates and taxes just like us, so they’re entitled to some of the benefits when they need them. And I’m sure you wouldn’t like to see a little boy left to roam the streets in all weathers till his dad comes home at eight o’clock.”
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