April 15, 2011
Tax thoughts 2011

I like to write about taxes now and then, especially on April 15th:

Taxes on rich hurt economy

Tax facts

Tax fairness

But today I’m not writing, I’m quoting. From the 2nd most influential book of all time (behind the Bible):

Public welfare’ is the welfare of those who do not earn it; those who do, are entitled to no welfare.


…through all the generations of political extortion, it was not the looting bureaucrats who had taken the blame, but the chained industrialists, not the men who peddled legal flavors, but the men who were forced to buy them; and through all those generations of crusades against corruption, the remedy had always been, not the liberating of the victims, but the granting of wider powers for extortion to the extortionists. The only guilt of the victims, he thought, had been that they accepted it as guilt.


…the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.


If enjoyment is a value, why is it moral when experienced by others, but immoral when experienced by you?… Why is it immoral for you to desire, but moral for others to do so? Why is it immoral to produce a value and keep it, but moral to give it away?”

Think about the last question, in regards to the rich being taxed and the government giving it away.

Happy tax day.

PS If today (or Monday this year) is just another normal day for you, thank a rich person.