January 25, 2008
“Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?”
“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.”
— Jean Baptiste Colbert, Minister of Finance under King Louis XIV of France
“A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a fine for doing something right.”
“Nuclear physics is much easier than tax law. It’s rational and always works the same way.”
“Contrary to what some people claim, the tax laws have a lot of respect for logic. They use it so sparingly.”
—Jeffrey L. Yablon
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