“When Jesus tells his audience to ‘render to Caesar’ his point is not that they should pay their taxes like dutiful Roman citizens; his point is that they should be rendering their selves to God. When it comes to what people owe God, Jesus is saying, we are all in the very highest tax bracket…”Continue reading “Friday’s Tax Quote”
“The government taxes you when you bring home a paycheck. It taxes you when you make a phone call. It taxes you when you turn on the light. It taxes you when you sell a stock. It taxes you when you fill your car with gas. It taxes you when you ride a plane. ItContinue reading “Friday’s Tax Quote”
“Virtually all persons or objects in this country…may have tax problems. Every day the economy generates thousands of sales, loans, gifts, purchases, leases, wills and the like, which suggests the possibility of tax problems for somebody. Our economy is tax relevant in almost every detail.” – Potter Stewart
“Was it Bonaparte who said that he found vices very good patriots? –‘he got five millions from the love of brandy, and he should be glad to know which of the virtues would pay him as much.’ Tobacco and opium have broad backs, and will cheerfully carry the load of armies.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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