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"I have no intention of raising taxes" - William J Clinton

"We rule out raising taxes this year." - Luis De Guindos

"Raising taxes won't create private sector jobs." - Marco Rubio

"I'm not for raising taxes on anyone - period." - Markwayne Mullin

"You don't get an economy growing by raising taxes." - John Hoeven

"We're not raising grass. We're raising boys." - Harmon Killebrew

"Hillary Clinton is raising your taxes and I'm lowering your taxes. That in itself is a big difference." - Donald Trump

"When Obama talks about raising taxes on the rich, he's looking at me." - Kenny Chesney

"Donald Trump would end up raising taxes on middle-class families." - Hillary Clinton

"Raising taxes in an economic downturn is not a good idea." - Martha Mcsally

"I am not for raising taxes on the American people in a soft economy." - John Boehner

"We can push Montana forward and we can do it with out raising taxes." - Brian Schweitzer

"Kansas had better stop raising corn and begin raising hell." - Mary Elizabeth Lease

"You know, the Democrats want to balance the budget by raising spending and raising taxes. The Soviet Union had a balanced budget." - Tom Delay

"When they talk about raising your taxes, I think raise the taxes on some of these countries that are taking advantage of the United States." - Donald Trump

"Look, only in Washington is not raising taxes considered a tax cut. Nobody's getting a tax cut here. We're not cutting taxes. We're preventing tax increases from occurring." - Paul Ryan

"Hillary Clinton is raising your taxes, folks. You can look at me. She's raising your taxes really high. And what that's going to do is a disaster for the country." - Donald Trump

"Here's a brave old reality, taxes don't go away; raising them never generates revenue, never ever ever." - Neil Cavuto

"Governments don't reduce deficits by raising taxes on the people; governments reduce deficits by controlling spending and stimulating new wealth." - Ronald Reagan

"One of the most lethal mistakes a public official can make is raising taxes and not paying your own." - Josh Mandel

"Americans don't think we should be raising taxes on anybody, especially in the middle of a recession." - Mitch Mcconnell

"The problem is government spends too much. So raising taxes is what politicians do, instead of reducing spending." - Grover Norquist

"Most Republicans have made it very clear they're not interested in raising taxes. They want to reform government." - Grover Norquist

"Instead of raising taxes as some would insist, we need to reduce waste and inefficiency in government." - Tim Murphy

"I am for lowering taxes." - Sarah Steelman

"Another one of President Barack Obama's nominees is having tax issues, which proves one thing: The Democrats like raising the taxes, but they hate paying them." - Craig Ferguson

"What we need is more money back in the hands of Americans of any economic standing and so raising taxes right now doesnt make sense." - Kevin Yoder

"I'm from California, I know what's up with this. You keep raising people's taxes eventually they are going to say no." - Sean Hannity

"What I have proposed would be paid for by raising taxes on the wealthy, because they have made all the gains in the economy." - Hillary Clinton

"I am not for raising taxes in a recession, especially when it comes to job creators that we need so desperately to start creating jobs again." - Eric Cantor

"What we need is more money back in the hands of Americans of any economic standing and so raising taxes right now doesn't make sense." - Kevin Yoder

"I believe Nebraskans appreciate the fiscal discipline I've brought to state government, balancing the budget without raising taxes and prioritizing education funding." - Dave Heineman

"Someone is going to have to explain to me at some time how raising taxes on job-creators is going to create more jobs." - Jim Jordan

"I'm for eliminating deductions and taking some of the money to buy down rates and put it on the debt. That's not raising taxes. That's solving a problem." - Lindsey Graham

"When President Obama speaks about raising taxes on the rich, he speaks about high-income employees and small business owners, not entrepreneurs who build big businesses." - Robert Kiyosaki

"Imagine his delight after it 'leaked' that he will propose raising taxes on the wealthy by $320 billion over the next 10 years, including increases to the capital gains and inheritance taxes." - John Podhoretz

"I'm not raising the children-I'm raising the grown-ups that they're going to be." - Louis C K

"I'm not raising my kids to survive the world. I'm raising them to change it." - Steven Furtick

"Only the little people pay taxes." - Leona Helmsley

"I didn't pay my taxes for years." - Noam Chomsky

"Taxes are the sinews of the state." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"When I became governor, spending actually increased 28 percent my first term. Revenue increased 42 percent my first term without raising anybody's taxes. We did it because we had more taxpayers with more taxable income. That's how you get the revenue up. We did that without raising anybody's taxes." - Haley Barbour

"The left does understand how raising taxes reduces economic activity. How about their desire for increasing cigarette taxes, soda taxes? What are they trying to do? Get you to buy less. They know. They know that higher taxes reduce activity. It's real simple: If you want more of an activity, lower taxes on it. If you want less of an activity, raise taxes. So if you want more jobs? It's very simple. You lower payroll taxes. If you don't want as many jobs, then you raise corporate taxes. It's that simple, folks." - Rush Limbaugh

"If, at the end of the day, we need to raise taxes, we should raise taxes." - Paul Volcker

"You can't tax business. Business doesn't pay taxes. It collects taxes." - Ronald Reagan

"When I became mayor of New York City, I had a $2.4 billion deficit. And everybody wanted me to raise taxes. I said, 'If I raise taxes, I'll drive people out of New York City, and then I'll be raising taxes again.' So what I did was I cut expenses by 15 percent." - Rudy Giuliani

"We're raising children who have little tolerance for disappointment" - Brene Brown

"I have a pretty big fund-raising heart." - Azita Ghanizada

"In Taiwan there's a saying: Raising a child is more important than giving birth. Raising a child is greater." - Chien-Ming Wang

"I am no longer going to go along with this idea that we're going to keep spending and borrowing and taking over and raising taxes, that I'm going to do everything I can to change things." - Chris Matthews

"I personally don't believe we ought to be raising taxes or cutting spending, either one, until we get this economy off the ground. I'll pay more, but it won't solve the problem." - Bill Clinton

"One guy wants to help the rich the other the poor neither one works since raising taxes causes instability. They should do neither and eliminate everything from the budget until we're making more then we're spending. It's not rocket science." - James Dye

"So you keep raising these taxes, and all of a sudden the business community says, 'Why are we here? We can go someplace else and use their phones.' That's one of the problems that directly affects the business community." - Richard M Daley

"Raising taxes doesn't create jobs, and this is a common sense thing. Washington doesn't get it. They believe if they take more money and send it to Washington, D.C. somehow they create wealth. It doesn't work." - Kevin Yoder

"There's no recovery on Main Street, I can tell you that for sure. And in a re - in an economy like this, we don't need to be raising anybody's taxes." - Haley Barbour

"Obama broke his no-new-taxes pledge 15 days after he took office when he signed legislation on Feb. 4, 2009 raising the tax on cigarettes 158 percent - 62 cents per pack." - Bob Beauprez

"I personally don't believe we ought to be raising taxes or cutting spending, either one, until we get this economy off the ground. I'll pay more, but it won't solve the problem." - William J Clinton

"In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster." - Joe Biden

"Our citizens are tired of big government raising their taxes and cooking up new ways to micromanage their lives, our citizens are tired of big government killing jobs with their do-gooder policies. In short the people are Fed Up!" - Rick Perry

"And a special thank you to the citizens of Massachusetts: You are paying all the taxes, creating all the jobs, raising all the children. This government is yours. Thank you for letting me serve you. I love this job." - Mitt Romney

"So, in Europe, they're cutting people's retirement and health benefits. And that's what we want to avoid from happening. They're raising taxes, entering a recession. That's the kind of economic program that President Obama has put in place." - Paul Ryan

"Having won re-election convincingly and against the economic odds, President Obama quickly made good on his promise of maintaining taxes as they are for the middle class while raising them on the wealthiest Americans." - Kevin Oleary

"The state of New York's got this group of people called smokers, and they know they're addicted, and despite all the efforts to make 'em quit, they know they can't. So they just see a pile of money when they see these people. And they think because they're addicted, they can't not buy the product, so they just keep raising taxes and raising taxes, and they expect people just to come up with the money from somewhere and pay it." - Rush Limbaugh

"Any discuss about taxes ends up being, are you raising them or lowering them, as the opposed to the question I ask - are we raising them for high income individuals that can afford it, and lowering them for lower income people who really need help. Those old categories don't work, and they're preventing us from solving them problems." - Barack Obama

"This is a government takeover of our healthcare system. It is the government basically running the entire healthcare system, turning large insurers into de facto public utilities, depriving people of choice, depriving people of options, raising people's prices, raising taxes when we need new jobs." - Paul Ryan

"When taxes are too high, people go hungry." - Laozi

"Taxes should be lower, flatter, and simpler, in that order." - David Boaz

"The politician's promises of yesterday are the taxes of today." - William Lyon Mackenzie King

"The only certainties in life are death and taxes." - Mark Twain

"Save your money, pay your taxes, it doesn't last forever..." - Stone Cold Steve Austin

"Taxes are what we pay for civilized society." - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

"HOUSELESS, adj. Having paid all taxes on household goods." - Ambrose Bierce

"The most pernicious of all taxes are the arbitrary." - David Hume

"You don't raise taxes in times of such uncertainty." - Jason Chaffetz

"Simplicity just isn't a word synonymous with taxes." - Mike Crapo

"We pay taxes, and we help the city coffers." - Manuel Moroun

"The only way America can reduce the long-term budget deficit, maintain vital services, protect Social Security and Medicare, invest more in education and infrastructure, and not raise taxes on the working middle class is by raising taxes on the super rich." - Robert Reich

"Reagan is held up to us as an example of never raising taxes. Correction: Reagan raised taxes six of his eight years as president. Why? He was a pragmatist, not doctrinaire. He saw problems emerging, and when his policies faltered he changed his views. Flexibility, not rigidity." - Eugene Jarecki

"Those public employee union bosses think they already control the legislators, they already control everyone up there in Sacramento, and now, because they have the money, they want to control all of you, .. They want to raise your taxes. It's all going in that direction - raising your taxes. But I'm here as your warrior, remember that. I want to protect you." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"The taxes of government are heavy enough, but not so heavy as the taxes we lay upon ourselves." - Orville Dewey

"Barack Obama is talking about cutting taxes. On net, he is a tax cutter. But the difference between Obama and John McCain is that Obama is raising some taxes on families, for example, with incomes over $250,000. Now, that amounts to about 2 percent, the richest 2 percent of American households. And even with those tax changes, even with all of the tax changes Obama's talking about, taxes will be lower under Obama than they were under the Clinton years." - Jared Bernstein

"I'm the one who will not raise taxes. My opponent now says he'll raise them as a last resort, or a third resort. But when a politician talks like that, you know that's one resort he'll be checking into. My opponent, my opponent won't rule out raising taxes. But I will. And The Congress will push me to raise taxes and I'll say no. And they'll push, and I'll say no, and they'll push again, and I'll say, to them, Read my lips: no new taxes." - George H W Bush

"Taxes, well laid and well spent, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, and promote the general welfare. Taxes protect property and the environment; taxes make business possible. Taxes pay for roads and schools and bridges and police and teachers. Taxes pay for doctors and nursing homes and medicine." - Jill Lepore

"Playing golf is like raising children. You keep thinking you'll do better next time." - Charles E. McKenzie

"Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead" - Saint John Chrysostom

"So I saved your life, and you repaid me by raising Kronos. That's fair." - Rick Riordan

"We're a nation of exhausted and over-stressed adults raising over-scheduled children." - Brene Brown

"The business of the philosopher is well done if he succeeds in raising genuine doubt." - Morris Raphael Cohen

"we were raising our standard of living at the expense of our standard of character." - Ida Tarbell

"If you don't believe in the innate unreasonableness of human beings, just try raising children." - Thomas Sowell

"The consciousness-raising, the advocacy, the passion, the youth of your movement is so critical." - Hillary Clinton

"Raising kids makes most people, including me, grow up at least a little." - Madonna Ciccone

"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's level of aspiration and expectation." - Jack Nicklaus

"The illustration which solves one difficulty by raising another, settles nothing." - Horace

"The land too poor for any other crop, is best for raising men." - Reginald Innes Pocock

"Buy our album, were Nirvana, a garage band from Seattle. Well, it sure beats raising cattle." - Al Yankovic

"Drinking in a honky tonk, just kicking hippies asses and raising hell." - Jerry Jeff Walker

"Somewhere between raising hell and amazing grace, Lord I know just how they feel." - Hank Williams, Jr.

"The raising of a child is the building of a cathedral. You can't cut corners." - Dave Eggers

"Raising children should mean helping them to become what they already are in God's eyes." - Eberhard Arnold

"Do' let anybody tell you that raising the minimum wage will kill jobs," - Hillary Clinton

"Employers ganging up against workers is like raising an army of elephants against ants." - Mahatma Gandhi

"...alas, raising a young lady is a mystery even beyond an enchanter's skill." - Lloyd Alexander

"While raising my children, I would like to take on other challenges." - Ryoko Tani

"Raising funds for my fourth expedition proved to be very difficult." - Louis Leakey

"One of my dreams in life is to do fund-raising for the youth." - Picabo Street

"I'll never get sick of raising my children, but other people might get sick of them." - Brian Michael Bendis

"Britain leads the way in fund raising. I am so proud of Britain." - Sharon Osbourne

"Congress should know how to levy taxes, and if it doesn't know how to collect them, then a man is a fool to pay the taxes." - J P Morgan

"[George Bush] has raised taxes on the people driving pickup trucks and lowered taxes on the people riding in limousines. We can do better." - William J Clinton

"Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year." - Ogden Nash

"The army causes taxes, the taxes cause discontents, & the discontents are alledged to make an army necessary. Thus you go in a circle." - William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath

"You don't pay taxes - they take taxes." - Chris Rock

"Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed before." - Art Buchwald

"President Lyndon Johnson's administration was known for his War on Poverty. President Obama's will become notable for his War on Prosperity. We're speaking, of course, of Obama's plans to hike income taxes on the most wealthy 2 or 3 percent of the nation. He's not just raising the top rate to 39.6 percent; he's also disallowing about one-third of top earner's deductions, whether for state and local taxes, charitable contributions or mortgage interest. This is an effective hike in their taxes by an average of about 20 percent." - Dick Morris

"Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house - in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bare ass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up." - Arthur Miller

"Look, we're all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house -in the bedroom he's asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he's rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he's paying his taxes, in the yard he's raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he's making a bomb to blow it all up." - Arthur Miller

"Arnold was on the 'Today' show today, he was a little light on specifics. He said he could solve California's $38 billion budget deficit, without cutting spending or raising taxes because there was a third way. What is it? Let's just say it involves a robot going back in time to convince Gray Davis to go into dentistry." - Bill Maher

"I think that we've had an economy that's been out of balance for too long. So the general principle of raising taxes on higher income Americans, like myself, and providing relief to those who haven't benefited as much from this new global economy, I think is a sound one." - Barack Obama

"After saying the jobs bill is paid for, President Obama now says that it will be paid for by raising taxes over 10 years. I can't figure out if he's the kind of guy who makes infomercials, or the kind of guy who falls for infomercials." - Jay Leno

"If you have a system that says everybody who needs healthcare gets it and we're going to make sure that it gets paid for by raising your taxes and providing the requirements on individuals where they have the ability to pay, such as we determine as appropriate, then the insurance issue doesn't come up." - Glenn Loury

"The message coming out of Washington, especially from our leftist politicians and the news media, is that we solve our budget problems by raising taxes on the rich. If Americans were more informed, such a message would be insulting to our intelligence. There are not enough rich people to satisfy Congress' appetite." - Walter E. Williams

"We're talking about should we increase taxes? Why not put a tax on carbon emissions. It would raise a lot of money, it would reduce the environmental damages in the future, it would solve so many problems, and it would be a much more constructive thing to do than to think about raising the income tax." - Robert F. Engle

"We Hoosiers hold to some quaint notions. Some might say we 'cling' to them, though not out of fear or ignorance. We believe in paying our bills. We have kept our state in the black throughout the recent unpleasantness, while cutting rather than raising taxes, by practicing an old tribal ritual - we spend less money than we take in." - Mitch Daniels

"Raising taxes is the last thing we should do amid the weakest economic recovery since World War II. Unfortunately, even if we avoid the full 'Taxmageddon' scenario, President Obama's health care law also contains a new surtax on investment that will take effect in 2013." - John Cornyn

"The Bush tax cuts should be extended permanently for families with annual incomes of less than $250,000 and should be phased out slowly for those making more than that. Raising taxes on anyone now, when the economic recovery is so fragile, would be a mistake." - Mark Zandi

"I said we are going to balance an $11 billion budget deficit in a $29 billion budget, so by percentage, the largest budget deficit in America, by percentage, larger than California, larger than New York, larger than Illinois. And we're going to balance that without raising taxes on the people of the state of New Jersey." - Chris Christie

"It's critical to show that we can meet our commitment to students with disabilities without raising taxes and without increasing the deficit. In the past, there's been strong support for full funding and I'm still hearing that from many of my colleagues." - Jared Polis

"And fifth, we will champion small businesses, America's engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare." - Mitt Romney

"People question me all the time about my experience. They question my experience in politics, and the first thing I always tell them is yes, I have no experience raising taxes over and over. I have no experience increasing the debt in a state." - Jon Runyan

"In New Mexico, I inherited the largest structural deficit in state history, and our legislature is controlled by Democrats. We don't always agree, but we came together in a bipartisan manner and turned that deficit into a surplus. And we did it without raising taxes." - Susana Martinez

"The politics of austerity, of higher taxes, decided by governments, have lengthened the economic crisis." - Arnaud Montebourg

"Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes, and the second law of thermodynamics." - Seth Lloyd

"Make sure you pay your taxes; otherwise you can get in a lot of trouble." - Richard M. Nixon

"If a tax cut increases government revenues, you haven't cut taxes enough." - Milton Friedman

"But in this world nothing is sure but death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin

"No laws, however liberal, will release us from our self-imposed taxes." - Abbott Lawrence

"Who nothing has to lose, the war bewails; And he who nothing pay, at taxes rails." - William Congreve

"We have always considered taxes to be the sinews of the state." - Cicero

"The budget should be balanced not by more taxes, but by reduction of follies." - Herbert Hoover

"Pushers don't pay taxes." - Big Daddy Kane

"Obama and Biden want to raise taxes by a trillion dollars. Guess what? Yes we do." - Joe Biden

"You will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime." - Barack Obama

"We can't live without taxes, but we sure would like to have good ones." - Charles Adams

"Higher income people don't have to pay taxes if they don't want to." - Rick Santorum

"Taxes on consumption, like those on capital or income, to be just, must be uniform." - Benjamin Franklin

"Gay people getting married? Next, they'll be allowed to vote and pay taxes." - Kenneth Cole

"I do believe that billionaires and multi-millionaires should be paying more in taxes." - Bernie Sanders

"Taxes grow without rain." - Proverbs

"Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them!" - Margaret Mitchell



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