Tax Man The Tax Man Cometh

  • “Avoid strong drink. It can make you shoot at a tax collector... and miss.”

  • “The power to tax involves the power to destroy.”

  • “Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.”

  • “Today it takes more brains and effort to make out the income tax form than it does to make the income.”

  • “Taxation without representation is tyranny.”

  • “Where there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same income.”

  • “Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.”

  • “The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.”

  • “The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf. Even when you make a tax form out on the level, you don’t know when it’s through if you are a crook or a martyr.”

  • “Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society.”