Legal Quote(s) of the Week: 20th Century Politicians on Taxes

For fun, as we complete our (very) last minute tax year transactions, let’s ponder some tax quotations from 20th century politicians—

“For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”
Winston Churchill

“Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery.”
Calvin Coolidge

“The taxpayer: that’s someone who works for the federal government, but doesn’t have to take a civil service examination.”
Ronald Reagan

“The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.”
Barry Goldwater

“Make sure you pay your taxes; otherwise you can get in a lot of trouble.”
Richard Nixon