The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

Albert Einstein

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

Will Rogers

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.

John Maynard Keynes

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

H. L. Mencken

Any tax over 12-14% -- regardless of the base -- will corrupt enough taxpayers to render the system unfair to all. So, beware of single-tax proposals. The U.S. government blows more money than any single tax can generate. The key is to tax multiple bases, disparate in nature, and with simple flat rates. That is a system both fair and sustatinable.

Steve Wallace

Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.

Herman Wouk

When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.


He who builds a better mousetrap these days runs into material shortages, patent-infringement suits, work stoppages, collusive bidding, discount discrimination--and taxes.'

H. E. Martz

The seven deadly sins ... Food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability and children. Nothing can lift those seven milestones from man's neck but money; and the spirit cannot soar until the milestones are lifted.

George Bernard Shaw

I make a fortune from criticizing the policy of the government, and then hand it over to the government in taxes to keep it going.

George Bernard Shaw

But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

Benjamin Franklin

We have to ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share again. Their incomes went up in the 1980s and their taxes went down. We can't ask the middle class to pay more; their incomes went down and their taxes went up.

Bill Clinton

[George Bush] has raised taxes on the people driving pickup trucks and lowered taxes on the people riding in limousines. We can do better.

Bill Clinton

Opportunity for all means making taxes fair. I'm not out to soak the rich. But I do believe the rich should pay their fair share. For twelve years, the Republicans have raised taxes on the middle class. It's time to give the middle class tax relief.

Bill Clinton

Ronald Reagan and George Bush pushed through programs that raised taxes on the middle class. I think it's time to cut them. And in my administration I'll offer a middle-income tax cut that will cut rates on the middle class.

Bill Clinton

I'm not going to raise taxes on middle-class Americans to pay for the programs I've recommended.

Bill Clinton

If my business could be made legal, I and women like me could make a big contribution to what Mayor Lindsay calls "Fun City," and the city and state could derive the money in taxes and licensing fees that I pay off to crooked cops and political figures.

Xaviera Hollander

Let's not forget who these immigrants are. They work hard, they pay taxes, and many have U.S. born children. It gives them the peace of mind that they can continue to work legally.

Jose Lagos

Obviously when they talk about if we're not going to raise taxes to generate the income, some of the services would need to be cut. I obviously wouldn't be in favor of raising taxes at this time, but we shouldn't say that we never would do that.

Raymond Bunn

It is troubling that before we have had any real discussion of possible spending cuts the governor appears to have made a decision to increase taxes. It is equally troubling that this tax hike proposal is being floated while the administration is still considering big ticket spending programs like stem-cell research.

Alex Decroce

We're going to look awfully stupid if we give income tax relief to people who do not pay income taxes, ... Late Edition.

Joe Scarborough

If the price of oil stays high and our taxes along with it, I expect more jobs lost, more flights cut and more airlines in crisis.

James May

Since the regulation was retroactive, the companies had to pay one full year of extra taxes ... The policy has shut down 21 of us.

Murphy Hutagalung

I'm proud to pay taxes in the United States; the only thing is, I could be just as proud for half the money.

Arthur Godfrey

The bond will raise property taxes about 10 percent, but it?s well worth it.

Jeff Taylor

France's image is much worse than the reality. We have cut taxes and made reforms.

Clara Gaymard

Many of us are on a fixed retirement income, but the city keeps throwing these taxes at the homeowners. I think they have too many things on their plate right now, so I definitely will not support this unless they change the tax structure.

Don Puder

We respect the right of Native American tribes to operate commercial enterprises, and the right of licensed distributors to supply them with legal products. But in conducting commerce with non-Native American consumers, everyone in the supply chain should play by the same rules, including collecting state and local taxes.

James Calvin

We sometimes have clients who are obsessed with taxes and we try to point out to them the bigger picture, ... Most people want to have their net worth grow. If they have to pay more taxes, so be it.

Jim Bell

The average mutual fund has lost about 2.5 percent a year to taxes on dividends and capital gains. Most funds are managed without regard to taxes, but taxes are something that can be controlled.

Joel Dickson

The track has its own taxes that are distinct. It's not 55 percent, that's for certain.

Robert Soper

The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed.

Alan Keyes

Once they are eligible to take the money out they won't pay taxes on the earnings.

Andrew Martin

I think it's an excellent deal for the city of North Adams, ... It relieves the city of taxes, allows us to boost up our reserves, which have been beaten up over recent years, and allows us to retain our water rights. I'm very confident that the watershed, being in the hands of the Forest Service, will be protected indefinitely.

John Barrett

One of the reasons people wait to do their taxes is they're afraid they'll owe, or if they do owe, they're afraid it will be worse than it really is.

Maggie Doedtman

We have a choice: make people live in the shadows, exploited and fearful for the future, or bring them into the mainstream, to pay taxes and live an honest life.

Nick Pearce

We got the parents to come out and we still get criticized. I'm really beside myself — I can't understand that board that basically controls taxes in this town taking that kind of action.

John Criscuolo

They're not interested in cutting taxes; everybody knows that, ... When they were in charge, they never offered tax relief programs. They always raised taxes.

Tom Delay

We were bailing out water until 1 a.m. and pumping out the basement. I can't figure out why everyone else pays city taxes but mine are four or five times higher because I have to spend $4,000 every four years to fix my house. I thought taxes fixed problems like these.

Dave Hughes

All taxation is an evil, but heavy taxes, indiscriminately levied on every everything are one of the greatest curses that can afflict a people.

Henry Brooks Adams

The idea that legal businesses, which pay billions annually in federal, state, and local taxes, would be excluded from the benefits of disaster relief assistance is the worst kind of public policy precedent.

Mark Gorman

We're paying taxes, but as far as the Lake Wylie area is concerned, realistically, we don't get anything back for that.

Don Long

I have to say it's not because we've run the numbers and find out that all of our members are going to pay less taxes. Many of our members would wind up paying more taxes, but we're here to express our support because we believe that by far this is the best answer we've seen to an obviously complex issue.

Bill Webb

After taxes, it's probably not even a rounding error.

Wayne Bogosian

Basically, the concern of NAPFA is the extraordinary expense often associated with these insurance policies, ... The problem with a lot of these high cost products is that they attempt to push hot buttons with consumers. They ask, 'do you want to pay taxes?' Obviously, you don't. But the NAPFA approach is to look at your overall financial picture and do it on an unbiased, non-partial basis.

Gary Schatsky

We believe that California taxpayers deserve the right to independently and privately prepare and file their own taxes. Our concern has been that this program targets predominantly low-income and minority taxpayers who may be put at a disadvantage by getting what looks like a bill from the state.

Julie Miller

You have all these dynamics that drive our specific market. Our economy is better, property taxes are lower, our schools are better -- all these things make our real estate market better than the national average.

Kerry Johnson

[Outsourcing collections can be more cost-effective, especially when dealing with debtors is a private firm's core competency. Relying on an outsourcer also provides a central location for the collection of all debts.] A taxpayer that might owe taxes, court fines and child support is now going to get just one contact into their home instead of three or four, ... It cuts down on any confusion.

Mike Reynolds

This is what the city had wanted all along, which was to get the two residents to do what every other taxpayer does. File their tax returns in a timely fashion and pay taxes owed.

Tom Carroll

His House colleagues still call him "Jackie One Note"-joking that if you ask him how to solve the problem of teenage pregnancy, he'll tell you to cut taxes.

Maureen Dowd

The last thing in the world we even need to be thinking about is raising taxes. A strong economy is what is going to pay for rebuilding the affected areas.

Allan Hubbard

We took a piece of property that was getting $800 a year in (real estate) taxes. Now we're paying $17,000 a year. We think it's ridiculous, but what are you going to do?

Tom Ahola

This is about more than evolution. It's about not teaching sex education, not teaching bilingual education and pushing for vouchers. Its about not paying taxes.

Frank Smith

Someone else will buy the place, and they'll pay the taxes. To sneak something like this under the table and rip everybody off -- I think it's criminal, really.

David Diplock

The Federal Mafia: How the Government Illegally Imposes and Unlawfully Collects Income Taxes.

Irwin Schiff

I want to be part of the community. I look at the people paying the taxes for our schools. And I want to be one of them.

Constance Collins

It's almost like a lobbyist tax, to hire somebody out of K Street (the Washington lobbyists) with local taxes and tuition dollars to work on their behalf.

Alex Knott

An individualist is one who pays his taxes with a smile.

Al Diamond

It's nice that politicians recognize that taxes are too high, but they're too high for everyone in Michigan, not just those lucky enough to be on the inside of a box drawn by politicians to favor those in a particular geographic area.

Michael Lafaive

The benefits are to people who are trying to use information about the fiscal position and fiscal performance of governments. The primary purpose of this standard is to get better consistency in the way taxes are reported and better quality of reporting, in the sense that they would be reporting more accurately to reflect the real economic resource flows associated with taxes.

Brian Ballard

In layman's terms, taxes in Granby will go down this year as the result of true-value and that will shift the burden to the other six municipalities that are in the district.

David Gleason

I think any time you have something related to money and taxes on the ballot, it can work against you.

Bruce Benson

People hate paying taxes, and the 10 percent penalty has been a huge incentive for many to not disturb the balances in their tax-deferred accounts.

Michael Busch

We don't figure out how much we are losing in property taxes if a commercial property was being built instead of a tax-exempt church. It is part of a city doing business that some property will be tax-exempt.

Connie Barron

This budget is a fraud on the people of New Jersey. He promised he would reduce spending. Instead, he increased property taxes.

Alex Decroce

Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.

Robert Orben

Both Bushes were held to a real and imagined Reagan bar. And when his father broke his promise on 'no new taxes,' he got hit really hard by the right.

Thomas Cronin

This government resolution infringes upon our rights. People bought cars, paid high customs duties, are paying taxes, and in an hour they have become outlawed.

Vyacheslav Lysakov

It's a little off the beaten path, it's hard to get in and out of and there's high taxes. But we're ready to jump in and get the place sold.

Maureen Halahan

What we found is that on every income level, you can move to South Dakota and your taxes are cut in half. You can move to Wyoming and save a third.

Dave Nabity

For each dollar spent (on tourism marketing), you get $10 back in state taxes.

Pete Meersman

My taxes are going to go up quite a bit, but I feel that it's more important for their education.

Tina Huff

An awful lot of people are very upset with us, and we've got to do whatever we can to reduce taxes and show them we are trying.

Alan Woods

It is wrong to use aviation taxes to finance a general tax cut.

Bud Shuster

It's probably one of the worst taxes government ever passed.

Carol Dover

Also, you increased some effort to collect funds. You collected taxes before they go delinquent. We continue to see very good management of your budget process.

Laurie Smith

What our taxes should be going toward already. I don't think we should have to go deeper into our pockets for this.

Gregory Jackson

This whole scheme that the governor's coming up with is going to make everybody pay more taxes we're gonna save five hundred dollars on our property tax and we're going to spend two thousand dollars a year on other taxes.

Dan Curtis

I've done my time in being broke in Indonesia. Eating Goat soup. Australia's a developed country, you've got a lot of taxes, rents are high and its quite difficult to survive as an artist especially when you are just coming up.

Andrew Jack

We don't want to burden individuals with unfair taxes.

Lynn Swann

It came from Woodie Brown's home in Detroit. When she died, the family stopped paying taxes and the city of Detroit foreclosed on the property and held a municipal auction. And anybody was free to simply show up and wave their hand in the air.

Bob Snyder

Taxes, Social Security and health care are a heavy burden on emerging and growing businesses. In calling for reform in all these areas, business owners are saying that they want relief -- a simpler system that will allow them to focus more on the needs of their businesses.

John Evans

Put simply, the governor does not support tax increases and is opposed to Proposition 82 because it will raise taxes.

Katie Levinson

JUSTICE, n. A commodity which is a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service.

Ambrose Bierce

The taxes on businesses are generating substantial funds.

David Penn

It would have provided 100 jobs for the local community, provided $4 million a year in revenue that provides taxes. There's certainly an economic benefit to the city.

Bill Church

The disparity in land values is exactly the problem and the whole notion of the Williamson Act is to keep taxes down to keep farming affordable.

John Bencomo

My decision on this matter is as certain and final as death and the staggering New Deal taxes.

Thomas E. Dewey

The American people are much more concerned about taxes, welfare, the deficit, crime, education, drugs, and way down somewhere low is that matter of nuclear weapon danger. So our task now is to convince the American people that it's more dangerous now than it was during the Cold War, and that's a fact.

Alan Cranston

They're paying for police coverage in their taxes. We're paying for police coverage as a citizen of the city and if there are issues, that's right where I want my policemen to be that night.

Susan Kirk

That way, they still get the taxes.

John Keeley

Ronald Reagan's vision of smaller government, less taxes, and a strong national defense has led to a prosperous America. As president, he rebuilt our military and reinvigorated our confidence in ourselves.

David Vitter

It's unfair, because they did promise as a result of all this building, they'd keep our taxes down. Eight percent is a lot.

Judy Ross

I think it's unfair to our constituents. We're giving him 10 years free. Why don't we give our constituents a year free of paying taxes. He's going to make money off of this.

Betti Flores

Simply cutting the taxes for America's wealthiest families is clearly not creating the needed new jobs, and that strategy is unlikely to succeed in the future.

Tim Johnson

Doing so gives the rest of the taxpayers confidence that the system has integrity and accountability built in. In an ideal world everyone pays their taxes, pays the right amount and pays on time. But we don't live in an ideal world.

Harvey Bennett

Investors who had been less aware of mutual fund taxes had a rude awakening in 2000, when many funds had low or negative returns but still paid out large taxable distributions. Many shareholders who, in the past, might have been dismissive about fund taxes were horrified to learn they will be paying taxes on fund investments on which they lost money last year.

Duncan Richardson

They're all different animals as far as income limits, taxes, contributions, who controls the assets, and taxes. And like any other investment strategy, you're better off having more diversity, meaning you want to have a combination of them.

Joe Hurley

Our main concern is to not trade in lowering property taxes for an increase in sales taxes.

Dennis Hartnett

On top of taxes and operating costs, you're hit with charges from credit card companies that might be 2 or 3 percent per purchase. That can hurt, especially if you're not sure how much more you're going to pay the next day.

Chuck Olsen

It never cost the county more money because the more taxes came in, the more was paid to the collectors. So the only time collectors got more was when the county got more money.

Michael Hadley

Baseball is a skilled game. It's America's game - it, and high taxes.

Will Rogers

What I mean by that is that it is becoming more and more difficult to serve the students as well as try to preserve taxes for the entire community. It is such an issue that the state is going to have to really look at funding issues.

Al Cox

It's a good feeling that we are finally standing up for ourselves. For years we never say nothing, we just work hard, follow the rules and pay taxes. And they try to make these laws. It's time people knew how we felt.

Robert Martinez

Noah must have taken into the Ark two taxes, one male and one female. And did they multiply bountifully! Next to guinea pigs, taxes must have been the most prolific animals.

Will Rogers

The town is spending more than what were paying in taxes. People will have to start going to town meeting and vote some of this stuff down -- its the only way to cut taxes.

Bill Barnes

Specifically provided that taxes for 2003, 2004 and 2005 were to be paid for by the seller (Citibank) subject to proration of the 2005 taxes between the seller and purchaser (the Nayaks) as of date of closing.

Justin Murphy

Tax Day and National Humor Month are both in April. Coincidence? I think not. People deserve a good laugh when they've finished their taxes, and movies are a great way for taxpayers to take a break after crunching numbers.

Shane Evangelist

We respectfully request that Congress do no harm by distorting markets or seeking punitive taxes on an industry working hard to respond to high prices and supply shortfalls.

John Hofmeister

I'm not real sure people are too interested right now in more taxes for a water theme park. If they want to go to one, it's still cheaper for them to drive to Magic Springs.

Phillip Brown

You're going to pay taxes on the (withdrawn) earnings that you've accumulated. The government's also going to tack on a 10% withdrawal penalty.

Stuart Ritter

To some degree, it's a gentrification issue. When home values go up, taxes go up.

Brian James

There are about 800,000 small businesses started every year, ... Small businesses don't have enough time to deal with their taxes. We are trying to make it more convenient for them.

Charles Rossotti

People may qualify for the mortgage and interest, but the taxes and insurance turn into an obstacle. There perhaps needs to be some rethinking about how Save Our Homes is applied to the low-income buyer.

Anita Jenkins

It shows the moderate voices within the Republican Party are dominating, and that they want experience and what I've tried to stand for: smaller government and fewer taxes.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

It has been the law in Iowa for nearly 150 years that those who ignorantly but voluntarily pay taxes that are later determined to be illegal are not entitled to a refund.

Mark Godwin

The tribe is entitled to credit for the school taxes it has paid on the off-reservation property, which is the site of its bingo hall in Rock Hill. The district wants to get more money than it would be entitled to.

Jay Bender

We've been working hard to get on the city's good side. We have our state business license, our taxes done, the vendor registration is done and the insurance is covered.

Richie Allen

We're trying to act like the development office of a private school. They can't live on tuition alone, and we can't live on taxes alone.

Cindy Johnson

I've been up there and I've worked on this before. They don't have to wonder if I'm going to fight for lower taxes. (Murphy) had eight years to prove that he was a friend to taxpayers, and he hasn't done that.

Mike Schofield

They are entitled to make a profit. Certainly they should be entitled to pay the taxes that you and I and everyone else pays.

Sen. Louis Hill

I'm glad to hear there is improvement, ... but you still can't pay your payroll taxes, and that is a major problem. Your profit last year was only $200,000, you owe the health department $300,000, and your yearly FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions paid into Social Security) is $300,000.

Charles Gillespie

You're talking a 40 percent increase in taxes. Anytime political leaders decide they want to give voters a tax break, they also have to recognize there are consequences. You can't pass off the burden from one tax paying body to another.

Ted Matthews

There is no statewide tax revolt. Just cutting taxes ain't going to cut it. If you are in a competitive district, you better be for bringing more money to your local schools whether you are a Democrat or Republican.

Jeff Crosby

We can't live without taxes, but we sure would like to have good ones.

Charles Adams

We do think there's a need. There's a lot of establishments that fly under the radar, that could be inspected more. That's why we're doing it. All revenues that were paid to the state will be kept locally. We're not adding to the taxes.

Health Officer Hilde Perala

Ninety-five percent of the people ? they're workers. They pay taxes like everybody else.

Angel Sanchez

Many of these families and individuals were paying taxes through fake Social Security numbers or tax identification numbers and, every year, they feel more and more trapped because of the legal provisions adopted.

Patricia Grogan

Even though this year we expect about a break-even year, the only reason it's going to break even is because we've deferred some of our capital purchases. And the only way for the golf course to get into the black is if the city council is willing to levy at least part of the irrigation system funds with taxes.

Mike Heffernan

But don't go in and say I can do the job without raising taxes and then raise them once you are in.

Allen Sale

Any fee that the county implements, it's passed onto the home buyer. When you tack on fees or you tack on taxes, all that does is raise the price of affordable housing.

Joe Volpe

I think most of the American people were upset during the Zoe Baird nomination that she hired an illegal alien. That was what upset them more than the fact the she did not pay Social Security taxes.

Linda Chavez

It would allow millions of small businesses and individuals nationally to own their own health care. Contrast this with Jon Tester, who would raise taxes and give bureaucrats more control over our lives.

Jason Klindt

Simply put, if Congress continues to allow remote sales taxes to go uncollected and electronic commerce continues to grow as predicted, other taxes, such as income and property taxes, will have to be increased to offset the lost revenue to state and local governments.

Mike Enzi

If Democrats want to run ads in districts around the country that are focused on Tom DeLay , it will be a banner year for Republicans. If they want to talk about Tom DeLay and I am talking about how their candidate raised taxes in the state legislature, we win.

Carl Forti

I think his doctrinaire approach to taxes overwhelms his appreciation of transportation needs.

Brian J. Moran

Both are going on. These are large companies. Within them are strategists telling them that they will have no business left in 15 to 20 years if they continue to focus on fossil fuels. But in most cases, the public relations case is a stronger one. There is a real fear that they will be subject to things like windfall taxes.

Duncan Mclaren

When people are told, Well, if you do all that, if you work hard and succeed, and 55 percent of what you make will be taxed away, they won't believe you. They can't believe that there's a tax system in place that actually taxes people the more successful they are.

Bill Beach

If the price of the stock drops, you could owe more in taxes than the value of the stock.

John Battaglia

It's an exciting place to be. Development will put pressure on the community, especially the schools and taxes, but hopefully, it will also help balance out taxes.

Nick Monroe

We are not a charity. Our money comes out of hotel/motel taxes.

Alex Johnson

When people abandon shopping carts they may have intended to purchase, but they often are trying to determine if there are any hidden fees at checkout first. They want to know how much shipping and taxes are. That's why we included a shipping calculator on our shopping cart.

Jimmy Duval

When voters read the ballot question, they will ask how the city can call this no new taxes.

Bill Vandenberg

Commercials on television are similar to sex and taxes; the more talk there is about them, the less likely they are to be curbed.

Jack Gould

We should be reporting the results of economic phenomena, like the imposition of taxes, in the period in which the taxing event occurs and the government gains the right to resources. This will often be the same period in which the cash flows, but need not be.

Paul Sutcliffe

It's very pragmatic and I think this would give the older program more balance. Basically, if they pay taxes and show that they are good citizens, they can work their way into the system the old fashioned way.

Doug Bournique

I think people are focusing more on the taxes, the increase in taxes, so there's a lot of discussion going on regarding the City Council and the administration regarding tax relief measures.

Gary Kurokawa

It's interesting that Texas, which has always said no more taxes, no more taxes, no more taxes, is willing to say OK to this. But you find this all over the country, that the one issue that will open up the pocketbooks _ and we all hate taxes _ it is education.

Mickey Blum

From setting up a business, through dealing better with construction licenses, improving property registration, hiring new workers, to paying taxes, contract enforcement and bankruptcy and access to credit - Serbia and Montenegro covered the waterfront.

Michael Klein

As I said in my state of the state address, we can no longer rely on gaming and sales taxes to pay our way. Indian gaming next door in California is eroding our major industry in Nevada.

Kenny Guinn

We're absolutely. We have waited way too long to diversity our tax base. We are way to reliant on residential property taxes. It is not sustainable over the long run.

Kevin Mckeown

Legislators should think twice about enlisting big government's help in fighting the War on Fat. So-called 'solutions' like fat taxes are surely aimed more at raising revenue than at helping people live healthier lives.

Lori Roman

I don't think it's ever the time to balance the budget by raising taxes on the most productive Americans.

Tim Kane

The economics here are such that Bolivia can improve its revenue stream by increasing its taxes, royalties and by taking over ownership. But for these companies, it's barely going to make a difference in their economics.

Pavel Molchanov

We are very encouraged that supporters of these taxes have been conducting polls. The fact they have not announced the results of those polls tells me their side is losing.

Richard Tolbert

There is no financial sustainability of management system. Operation and maintenance of a proper solid waste management system costs money. The local authority has to generate that money either by the budget/or raise rates and taxes or impose a waste management fee.

Sumith Pilapitiya

Without a doubt, property taxes have become a big issue in South Carolina over the past year, ... We certainly realize there's a problem, and we've got to get together and come to a solution to fix it.

Scott Richardson

Undocumented immigrants do pay taxes, and they do contribute to the economic, social and cultural developments of their communities.

Peta Ikambana

"I pay my taxes," says somebody, as if that were an act of virtue instead of one of compulsion.

Robert G. Menzies

This category has performed very well. It's one of the best and most innovative things the fund industry has come up with and partly that's because they do such a crummy job with the rest of their funds on taxes.

Russel Kinnel

A lot of it is the simple economics of our time. Taxes go up.

Ron Batory

The state has told the units of government in Hamilton County that for the previous four years there has been absolutely no increase in collection of county option income taxes, ... Therefore they say they have overpaid the units of government.

David Cooper

Up until now, we have been unable to penetrate this market because of high import taxes. It is all to our advantage.

John Hargreaves

The answers are simple, but no one wants to discuss them. There is no fix other than to lower benefits, raise taxes, or both. Politicians must confront these problems now, developing solutions as early as possible instead of letting the liabilities compound.

Rodney Johnson

That's at least $4 million of streets per year; that's what we collect in taxes to improve the streets for Major Thoroughfare.

Greg Pirkle

It's not that we're trying to fill the town with seniors. It's helping to balance our residential housing. Over the last five years, we've had a loss of seniors. As people retired and taxes increased for schools, they moved away. We've started to see an increase, but it's not keeping pace with a lot of family subdivisions going up.

Wayne Fraser

Taxes are usually permanent, but tax cuts aren't.

Peggy Venable

I don't think he can put off the inevitable. Sometime in the next two years he will have to raise taxes but he won't want to leave it too late in the political cycle.

Jonathan Loynes

Raising the gas tax will take some explaining. In a state where people have seen their property taxes rise sharply, they have become sensitive to other taxes as well.

Peter Woolley

Another cause which aggravates taxes is the force of paying them in money at a certain tinge, and not in commodities at the most convenient seasons.

William Petty

In and of itself, it's not a large tax, but with all the other taxes out there in the aggregate it does add up.

David Brogan

The county won't see any change in the taxes they receive or anything until a business or industry decides to go up over there.

Brent Trout

The Republican Party's ideas of cutting taxes and reducing the size of government ... are what are going to make New York state prosper.

Ryan Moses

What I want to do is create more taxpayers, not more taxes.

Geoff Davis

We've acted properly in this office, ... I understand the pressures and I understand this group just wants to pay less taxes. If you want to be an assessor and can't take the heat, don't do the job.

Robert Mcgowan

I crunched some numbers. I saw we could look up to $800,000 and above, depending on property taxes.

Michele Morson

Costs have escalated, but the revenue hasn't matched it. And people do not want their (property) taxes raised.

David Wesler

It's death, taxes and KMOX.

Tim Sullivan

That gives you a perspective on how much we pay in taxes.

Russ Roberts

I have no problem paying my city taxes. We want our vote to be known. We are Rhome citizens and we want to be treated the same as other Rhome citizens.

Laura Moore

We will wait until taxes are actually implemented, that revenue is being collected. We will look at whether or not the tax rate will increase, but we assume it will.

James Mccormack

When we played, World Series checks meant something. Now all they do is screw your taxes.

Don Drysdale

(Pataki does) not view it as a way of discussing the issues of the state. It's about his image. He pounds away on themes: He's tough on crime. He's tough on taxes. He's tough on regulations. I would expect they stick to the formula.

Blair Horner

All the statements have been mailed, so if you haven't received a statement yet, please contact our office. State law says you're still responsible for the taxes, even if something gets lost in the mail.

Gary Barber

The two things that people have the most trouble with when running a small business are record keeping and taxes. Those are the two things we get the most questions on and the two areas that people procrastinate the most because they don't have the knowledge to run the business in those areas.

Amber Wilson

That's going to be a huge issue that we haven't addressed yet. In all likelihood I would frankly expect that taxes would actually probably go up for town residents, relative to city residents.

Dave Combs

I think we can make a lot more cuts before we raise taxes.

Barry Weinstein

The big fear, and the cloud that is overhanging the market is inflation. Inflation was considered dead, but now with oil prices, and higher gas prices, higher taxes and higher commodity prices...all of this with higher activity, eventually it's got to show up.

John Ing

I could not in good conscience make a decision about the oil taxes without knowing the gas pipeline terms that have been agreed between the producers and the administration.

Daniel Johnston

By rewarding energy efficiency and increasing taxes on dangerous and polluting forms of transport, Brown can help to combat climate change and end fuel poverty.

Stephen Tindale

Elected officials are good at talking a game, all of us are, but I can do it because I've done it. The most important thing we need to do to help stimulate the economy in New York state is to reduce local taxes, especially property taxes.

Tom Suozzi

For the first time in history, we declared war without financing it. Americans have not been asked to pay for it through taxes.

David Broder

They said they were a for-profit organization, and you can't make a profit using accommodations taxes.

Frans Mustert

We've consistently seen a pattern of reduced taxes. We're losing $100,000 to $150,000 a year now. It's not necessarily new. Everybody experiences an economic crunch. We hope the new CFO will help alleviate the problem.

Cynthia Gray

If you have population or businesses moving in, there will be an increase in the tax base. If they do away with property taxes, there will still be more people buying things. The more people, the more businesses, the greater the tax revenue.

Scott Huffmon

Noble has made a billion dollars in profits since 2000, but it doesn't pay its fair share in taxes. Taxpayers are being gouged at both ends of this deal. Noble is getting rich off high energy prices, while the Department of Energy is giving away taxpayers' hard-earned dollars in the form of an unnecessary grant.

Tyson Slocum

Now, what we're faced with is the 300 percent increase in taxes, yet who's going to buy within this area?

Hans Wilhelmsen

These are people who are going to be paying taxes and contributing to our economic vitality.

Nick Velasquez

I think in terms of income for Thunder Ridge and taxes for the county, it would be good.

John Mcgrath

On the local level, revenues which exceed the limit will have to be used to reduce local property taxes; at the state level, revenues beyond the limit can be used to reduce existing taxes or as cash rebates.

Mary Adams