Thursday, April 04, 2013

"I don't like the income tax"

Another great quote dug up by the Freedom Foundation:

I don't like the income tax. Every time we talk about these taxes we get around to the idea of "from each according to his capacity and to each according to his needs." That's socialism. It's written in the Communist Manifesto. Maybe we ought to see that every person who gets a tax return receives a copy of the Communist Manifesto with it so he can see what's happening to him.
- T. Coleman Andrews, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, U.S. News & World Report [May 25, 1956]


Mark Hubbard said...

The significant thing about this great quotation, is it was made in 1956.

The slippery slpoe since those heady days when a free society may just have been possible. Not anymore.

Anonymous said...

The debateable legality of it is another thing about it that really annoys me. Give the mongrels an inch and they take a mile. Its fundamentally about control which explains why its in the communist manifesto.


Anonymous said...

British people badly want it fixed.

actually the few British nett taxpayers who pay for everything for everyone else --- fewer than 1 million in a country of 50million+don't want welfare fixed.

We want welfare, the NHS, and all the rest of it ended

Dave Christian said...

Great to see that you read FFF daily. I hope that you have been following the links to read Glenn Greenwald who proves that journalism is not yet dead.