Tax

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Inflation is one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.

Observer (London) (1974)
We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that still carries any reward.
Writing checks to the IRS that include strings of zeros does not bother me... Overall, we feel extraordinarily lucky to have been dealt a hand in life that enables us to write large checks to the government rather than one requiring the government to regularly write checks to us say, because we are disabled or unemployed.

Chairman's Letter to Shareholders, Berkshire Hathaway 1998 Annual Report
If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end - people like myself - should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it.
Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new impositions, any bungler can add to the old; but to is altogether wise to have no other bounds to your impositions than the patience of those who are to bear them?
There is no such thing as a good tax
When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income
To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
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