To cut 1930s jobless, FDR taxed corps and rich. Govt used money to hire many millions. Worked then; would now again. Why no debate on that?
I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it.
Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
Who Run Country
I love New York. You can pop out of the Underworld in Central Park, hail a taxi, head down Fifth Avenue with a giant hellhound loping behind you, and nobody even looks at you funny.
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The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
Death death taxes
Buttercup's mother whirled on him. 'Did you forget to pay your taxes?' (This was after taxes. But everything is after taxes. Taxes were here even before stew.)
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.
deficit-spending scope-of-government national-debt
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.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
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.
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