"Forced to choose, the poor, like the rich,love money more than political liberty;and the only political freedom capable of enduringis one that is so pruned as to keep the richfrom denuding the poor by ability or subtletyand the poor from robbing the rich by violence or votes."
-- Will Durant(1885-1981) American psychologist, philosopher
"The collection of taxes which are not absolutely required, which donot beyond reasonable doubt contribute to the public welfare, is onlya species of legalized larceny. The wise and correct course to followin taxation is not to destroy those who have already secured success,but to create conditions under which everyone will have a better chanceto be successful."
-- Calvin Coolidge(1873-1933), 30th US President
"Who could impose such socialistic confiscatory rates?"
-- William F. Borah
Source: denying the possibility that income tax could ever exceed 9%