From the point of view of social health and economic efficiency, society should obtain its material equipment at the cheapest price possible, and after providing for depreciation and expansion should distribute the whole product to its working members and their dependents. What happens at present, however, is that its workers are hired at the cheapest price which the market (as modified by organization) allows, and that the surplus, somewhat diminished by taxation, is distributed to the owners of property.
We want to see measures to implement Taxation justice for ordinary working people. We want an end to the policy of many years now, of huge tax concessions for big corporations and a plethora of stealth taxes on ordinary families and ordinary working people.joe higgins
Just what instrumentalities of either a state or the federal government are exempt from Taxation by the other cannot be stated in terms of universal application.harlan f. stone
Taxation of earnings from labor is on a par with forced labor. Seizing the results of someone's labor is equivalent to seizing hours from him and directing him to carry on various activities.Robert Nozick
Taxation being a burthen, must needs weigh lightest on each individual, when it bears upon all alike.jean-baptiste say
The spirit that now resists your Taxation in America is?the same spirit that established the great fundamental, essential maxim of your libertiesthat no subject of England shall betaxed but byhis ownconsent. The glorious spirit of Whiggismanimates three million in America, who prefer poverty with liberty to gilded chains and sordid affluence; and who will die in defence of their rights as men, as free men.William Pitt the Elder
My first rule – the golden rule – ensures that over the economic cycle the Government will borrow only to invest, and that current spending will be met from Taxation.gordon brown
When land and its tillage are the basis of Taxation, one need not care exactly how many people there are.ian hacking
If we are true to Canada, if we do not desire to become part and parcel of these people, we cannot overlook this the greatest revolution of our times. Let us remember this, that when the three cries among our next neighbours are money, Taxation, blood, it is time for us to provide for our own security...thomas d'arcy mcgee
The expenses of the royal household, wars, and lavish public building were financed by tolls and the profits of the king's foreign trade monopoly, by conscription of labour and heavy Taxation. The results were impoverishment of the masses, alienation of land, and the development of a proletariat.roll, eric, baron roll of ipsden
Men who prefer any load of infamy, however great, to any pressure of Taxation, however light.sydney smith
Without underrating the hardships of our situation, the long tragedy of the unemployed, the grievous burden of Taxation, the arduous and painful struggle of those engaged in trade and industry, at any rate we are free from that fear which besets so many less fortunately placed, the fear that things are going to get worse. We owe our freedom from that fear to the fact that we have balanced our budget.neville chamberlain
Equality, in a social sense, may be divided into that of condition, and that of rights. . . With an equality of civil rights, all men are equal before the law; all classes of the community being liable equally to Taxation, military service, jury duties, and to the other impositions attendant on civilization, and no one being exempted from its control, except on general rules, which are dependent on the good of all, instead of the exemption's belonging to the immunities of individuals, estates, or families. An equality of civil rights may be briefly defined to be an absence of privileges.james fenimore cooper
The divorce between the church and the state ought to be absolute. It ought to be so absolute that no church property anywhere in any State or in the nation should be exempt from equal Taxation; for if you exempt the property of any church organization, to that extent you impose a church tax upon the whole community.james a. garfield
Economy is the first and great article (economy such as I understand it) in my financial creed. The controversy between direct and indirect Taxation holds a minor, though important place.william ewart gladstone
I don't know what to do or where to turn in this Taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don't know where the book is, and maybe I couldn't read it if I found it.warren g. harding
There is a reason for the affected profession of " anarchist sympathies" among Tories and grandees, and of " libertarian principles" by Hobbesian yahoos of the right. Among the former, one sees the upholding of the view that a gentleman's business and property are his own, and none of the government's. Among the latter, a distaste for democracy, for Taxation, and for the need to consult others about the planet.christopher hitchens
The physical power to get the money does not seem to me a test of the right to tax. Might does not make right even in Taxation. To hold that what the use of official authority may get the state may keep, and that if it cannot get hold of a nonresident stockholder it may hold the company as hostage for him, is strange constitutional doctrine to me.robert h. jackson
The bourgeoisie are today evading Taxation by bribery and through their connections; we must close all loopholes.
Any politico who's afraid of his constituents being armed, should be. Leaders of the anti-gun movement (for the most part, politicians who enthusiastically advocate confiscatory Taxation and government control of everything) realize that a populace is much easier to herd, loot and dispose of if it has been stripped of its weapons. The naked fraud and transparent fascism of victim disarmament must be eradicated through the repeal of all gun laws at every level of government.l. neil smith
Unnecessary Taxation is unjust Taxation.
Any politico who's afraid of his constituents being armed, should be. Leaders of the anti-gun movement (for the most part, politicians who enthusiastically advocate confiscatory Taxation and government control of everything) realize that a populace is much easier to herd, loot and dispose of if it has been stripped of its weapons. The naked fraud and transparent fascism of victim disarmament must be eradicated through the repeal of all gun laws at every level of government.
The American colonies, all know, were greatly opposed to Taxation without representation. They were also, a less celebrated quality, equally opposed to Taxation with representation.john kenneth galbraith
Printing money is merely Taxation in another form. Rather than robbing citizens of their money, government robs their money of its purchasing power.peter schiff
The art of Taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.
The United States has already passed on as the world’s economic leader. Having flouted Thomas Jefferson for too long, America has succumbed to public debt, the 'fore horse for oppression and despotism,' after which 'Taxation will follow, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.ilana mercer