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"If you increase the sales tax... everybody would be taxed." - Robert S. Strauss

"If you increase the sales tax... everybody would be taxed." - Robert Strauss

"A flat tax is roughly the same as a sales tax." - Bob Frank

"The sales tax seems to be more politically acceptable than the income tax." - Raymond C. Scheppach

"Many states rely on sales tax as their principle source of revenue and do not have a State income tax." - Bill Jenkins

"Many states rely on sales tax as their principle source of revenue and do not have a State income tax." - William L Jenkins

"Positive, optimistic sales people sell more than pessimistic sales people." - Martin Seligman

"I could get you to smile like that, and without sales tax." - Becca Fitzpatrick

"We have reduced sales tax on food. Now we want it eliminated." - Joe Manchin

"The Value-Added Tax, a sales tax that applies at every level of business transactions, is an easy tax for governments to collect, and a hard tax to evade." - T.R. Reid

"A consumption tax, a national sales tax makes some sense. But I think that if we move towards a Fair Tax, if we move towards a national sales tax, we have to make sure that we do away with the income tax." - Ken Buck

"The sales tax is the best and most equitable tax. The gasoline tax, which is nothing but a sales tax, has proven painless, productive and punitive. Everything we buy should have its equal proportion of tax, outside of cheap food and cheap clothes." - Will Rogers

"Movies help the sales of the comics." - Stan Lee

"I really like the idea of consumption tax, and most countries have a pretty serious consumption tax. It's called a value-added tax or a goods and services tax ... It's a sales tax. It doesn't tax labor, it doesn't tax savings or investment - it taxes consumption." - T.R. Reid

"I support both a Fair Tax and a Flat Tax plan that would dramatically streamline the tax system. A Fair Tax would replace all federal taxes on personal and corporate income with a single national tax on retail sales, while a Flat Tax would apply the same tax rate to all income with few if any deductions or exemptions." - Ralph Hall

"It is easier to start taxes than to stop them. A tax an inch long can easily become a yard long. That has been the history of the income tax. Would not the sales tax be likely to have a similar history [in the U.S.]? ... Canadian newspapers report that an increase in the sales tax threatens to drive the Mackenzie King administration out of office. Canada began with a sales tax of 2%.... Starting this month the tax is 6%. The burden, in other words, has already been increased 200% ... What the U.S. needs is not new taxes, is not more taxes, but fewer and lower taxes." - B C Forbes

"The 9-9-9 plan would resuscitate this economy because it replaces the outdated tax code that allows politicians to pick winners and losers, and to provide favors in the form of tax breaks, special exemptions and loopholes. It simplifies the code dramatically: 9% business flat tax, 9% personal flat tax, 9% sales tax." - Herman Cain

"Tax complexity itself is a kind of tax." - Max Baucus

"Tax cuts are temporary, tax increases are permanent." - Neal Boortz

"I'm anti-tax, but I'm pro-carbon tax." - Elon Musk

"With all due respect to Speaker Hastert, trying to eliminate the IRS by adopting a national retail sales tax is a very dumb idea." - Bruce Bartlett

"I live in Portland now. It's beautiful from day one. The Food and the beer, and no sales tax. Get your iPad while you're here." - David Giuntoli

"The ability to defend yourself is a basic necessity like food and water. We exempt food and water from the sales tax." - Matt Shea

"The smartest thing legislatures can do is get rid of lotteries and get those dollars buying consumer goods and get the sales tax revenues from that" - John Warren Kindt

"One measure for promoting both stability and fairness across financial market segments is a small sales tax on all financial transactions." - Noam Chomsky

"...balance the budget ? Tax religion." - Jello Biafra

"Lotteries, a tax upon imbeciles." - Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour

"Every advantage has its tax." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Lotteries, a tax upon imbeciles." - Camillo Di Cavour

"Eastern Washington families and businesses should be able to deduct every penny of state and local sales tax they pay throughout the year from their federal tax bill, especially when people in most states are deducting their state income taxes." - Cathy McMorris

"The income tax is a twentieth-century socialist experiment that has failed. Before the income tax was imposed on us just 80 years ago, government had no claim to our income. Only sales, excise, and tariff taxes were allowed." - Alan Keyes

"Eastern Washington families and businesses should be able to deduct every penny of state and local sales tax they pay throughout the year from their federal tax bill, especially when people in most states are deducting their state income taxes." - Cathy Mcmorris Rodgers

"Friendly makes sales - and friendly generates repeat business." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"There can be no success in sales without tenacity." - Chris Murray

"Millions and millions of people don't pay an income tax, because they don't earn enough to pay on one, but you pay a land tax whether it ever did or ever will earn you a penny. You should pay on things that you buy outside of bare necessities. I think this sales tax is the best tax we have had in years." - Will Rogers

"The only purpose of advertising is to make sales. It is profitable or unprofitable according to its actual sales." - Claude C Hopkins

"The Value-Added Tax, a sales tax that applies at every level of business transactions, is an easy tax for governments to collect, and a hard tax to evade. So it makes the job of raising revenue easier. The revenues from the VAT can then be used to lower taxes on income and saving and investment. The Value-Added tax doesn't penalize work or saving; it's a tax on buying stuff." - T.R. Reid

"Get a sales tax, small on necessities and large on luxuries; then a stiff inheritance tax on the fellow that saves and don't spend. That will get him either way. A tax paid on the day you buy is not as tough as asking you for it the next year when you are broke." - Will Rogers

"European lotteries are the tax on fools." - Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour

"Ive never supported a payroll tax." - David Dewhurst

"Tax reform should happen rather quickly." - Donald Trump

"I will veto any tax increase." - Susana Martinez

"Tax policy is not about compassion." - Michael Steele

"I had hoped to let the one-half cent sales tax sunset this year, but we do not believe revenues will grow as fast as we hoped for the rest of the year." - Mike Easley

"I used to be a retailer, and I find it discouraging when somebody comes in and they pick something up and they say, 'Now if you'll sell it to me without the sales tax, I'll buy it." - Michael Enzi

"The 'Main Street' retailers ... see customers come to the store to locate items ... only to leave and order the items over the Internet just to escape the sales tax." - John Mccain

"I had hoped to let the one-half cent sales tax sunset this year, but we do not believe revenues will grow as fast as we hoped for the rest of the year." - Michael F Easley

"Brick and mortar businesses - and the communities that depend on them - cannot continue to bear an unfair sales tax burden from which their on-line competitors are effectively exempt." - Bill Delahunt

"I used to be a retailer, and I find it discouraging when somebody comes in and they pick something up and they say, 'Now if you'll sell it to me without the sales tax, I'll buy it.'" - Michael Enzi

"Let me respond with a few points, the first being that all immigrants pay taxes, income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes, gasoline taxes, cigarette taxes, every tax when they make a purchase." - Luis Gutierrez

"Portland is a really great city, especially because I'm a shopper and there's no sales tax! That really adds up so fast, because in California, a $1000 pair of shoes ends up costing another $100." - Bitsie Tulloch

"Mr. Speaker, in 1848, Karl Marx said, a progressive income tax is needed to transfer wealth and power to the state. Thus, Marx's Communist Manifesto had as its major economic tenet a progressive income tax. Think about it, 1848 Karl Marx, Communism.... I say it is time to replace the progressive income tax with a national retail sales tax, and it is time to abolish the IRS, my colleagues. I yield back all the rules, regulations, fear, and intimidation of our current system." - James Traficant

"One measure for promoting both stability and fairness across financial market segments is a small sales tax on all financial transactions - what has come to be known as a Robin Hood Tax. This tax would raise the costs of short-term speculative trading and therefore discourage speculation. At the same time, the tax will not discourage "patient" investors who intend to hold their assets for longer time periods, since, unlike the speculators, they will be trading infrequently." - Robert Pollin

"Every single person in every single company is either in sales or affects sales. Every single person in every single company is either in service or affects service." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"We are going to tax and tax, spend and spend, elect and elect." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"A tax is a fine for doing well, a fine is a tax for doing wrong." - Mark Twain

"Tax returns give you nothing. Tax returns give you no information." - Donald Trump

"I've never supported a wage tax and I've never supported a payroll tax." - David Dewhurst

"A tax cut to compensate for a tax increase is not a cut - it's a con." - Tony Abbott

"We shall tax and tax, and spend and spend, and elect and elect." - Harry Hopkins

"No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax." - Joe Biden

"The move to tax Internet sales, clothed as a 'fairness' issue, is the typical 'wolf-in-sheep's-clothing' ploy so often used by governments unwilling to cut expenditures to match revenues. It matters not whether its proponents have a 'D' or an 'R' after their name. It is a tax increase in either case." - Bob Barr

"The Business Profits Tax, which is imposed on in-state businesses, we need to impose the same thing on out-of-state businesses, because the way the Business Profits Tax is calculated, it is highly dependent on how much sales and profits are generated in-state." - Craig Benson

"Texas has no income tax, which is a big draw for corporate executives who do business there. But it's hardly tax-free. The property taxes are high for a Southern state. The sales taxes are high. One study found that the bottom 20 percent of the Texas population pays 12 percent of its income in state and local taxes." - Gail Collins

"Wall Street is being investigated, but they are not asleep while it's being done. You see where the Senate took that tax off the sales of stocks, didn't you? Saved 'em $48,000,000. Now, why don't somebody investigate the Senate and see who got to them to get that tax removed? That would be a real investigation." - Will Rogers

"In the sales profession, the real work begins after the sale is made." - Brian Tracy

"I came, I saw, I conquered From record sales to sold out concerts." - Jay-Z

"To a lover of books the shops and sales in London present irresistible temptations." - Edward Gibbon

"Great sales people [don't] have the ability to feel sorry for themselves." - Barbara Corcoran

"Like a Volvo, Bjorn Borg is rugged, has good after-sales service, and is very dull." - Clive James

"Take more chances than you dare. You'll make more sales than you expect. That's the formula." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Sales fixes everything." - Guy Kawasaki

"In sales, it's not what you say; it's how they perceive what you say." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"In sales, a referral is the key to the door of resistance." - Bo Bennett

"Publicly traded United States companies report sales and profits to investors every quarter." - Alex Berenson

"We miss 100 percent of the sales we don't ask for." - Zig Ziglar

"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

"Have you seen a copy of Tax Tips for Billionaires?" - David Letterman

"The loss of friends is a tax on age!" - Ninon de L'Enclos

"There is no such thing as a good tax." - Thomas Gore

"Grief is the tax we pay on our attachments..." - Thomas Lynch

"Mates help each other; they do not tax each other." - Tony Abbott

"Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math." - Ambrose Bierce

"The highway program devalues the tax base of a city." - John Norquist

"Envy is the tax which all distinction must pay." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If at first you don't succeed, take the tax loss." - Kirk Kirkpatrick

"Politeness is sometimes a great tax upon sincerity." - Charlotte Lennox

"Advertising is the tax you pay for being unremarkable." - Robert Stephens

"Advertising is a tax for having an unremarkable product" - Robert Stephens

"Gas tax holiday is a classic Washington gimmick." - Barack Obama

"Improved AR roads, via voter-approved tax increase." - Mike Huckabee

"Do not tax your life with forethought of grief." - Wendell Berry

"Richard Nixon released tax returns when he was under audit." - Tim Kaine

"Tax (reform) is ultimately a decision about values." - Bill Bradley

"The power to tax involves the power to destroy." - John Marshall

"Real charity doesn't care if it's tax-deductible or not." - Dan Bennett

"Waste is a tax on the whole people." - Albert W. Atwood

"Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math." - Anonymous

"I tax not you, you elements, with unkindness." - William Shakespeare

"An unlimited right to tax, implies a right to destroy." - Daniel Webster

"Tax is for the poor or the stupid people." - Dhirubhai Ambani

"We have no plans to increase tax at all." - Tony Blair

"Tax reform is a once-in-a-generation opportunity." - Max Baucus

"I think the Bush tax cuts should be made permanent." - Vito Fossella

"Today, and I'm very strongly against tax increases." - Donald Trump

"Reagan has turned America into a tax haven." - John Updike

"Tax bills create wealth. They help people live better." - Nancy Johnson

"The power to tax is the power to destroy." - John Marshall

"Reducing the tax burden is necessary to produce economic growth." - Bob Schaffer

"Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt." - George Sewell

"Temporary tax cuts don't create permanent confidence, nor permanent jobs." - Mark Mckinnon

"I have never voted for a tax increase." - Marco Rubio

"Everybody should pay some tax, just as everybody should vote." - Amity Shlaes

"That's the biggest problem, is the tax code itself." - Herman Cain

"For every benefit you receive a tax is levied." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Its no secret that I've never liked tax credits." - Jack Kemp

"Shout out to all my niggas livin tax free. Nowadays it's six figures when they tax me." - Drake

"There cannot be a good tax nor a just one; every tax rests its case on compulsion." - Frank Chodorov

"The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax." - Thomas R. Dewar

"Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?" - Peg Bracken

"Is it me, or is the government more concerned about its own tax headaches, than your tax headaches?" - Neil Cavuto

"[T]hese tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans are also the tax cuts that are least likely to promote growth." - Barack Obama

"On GOP Tax Cuts: They'll take food out of the mouths of children to give tax cuts to the wealthiest." - Nancy Pelosi

"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?" - Peg Bracken

"The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax." - Thomas Dewar

"Marginal tax rates are the lowest they've been in generations, and all we can talk about is tax cuts." - Patrick Mchenry

"Tax season always means a deluge of tax advice. Unfortunately, most of it is futile and lightweight." - Robert Kiyosaki

"We need to lower tax rates for everybody, starting with the top corporate tax rate. We need to simplify the tax code. The ultimate answer, in my opinion, is the fair tax, which is a fair tax for everybody, because as long as we still have this messed-up tax code, the politicians are going to use it to reward winners and losers." - Herman Cain

"One of the best predictors of ultimate success in either sales or non - sales selling isn't natural talent or even industry expertise, but how you explain your failures and rejections." - Daniel H Pink

"Concentrate on the activities of prospecting, presenting and following-up; the sales will take care of themselves." - Brian Tracy

"You have to drop your sales mentality and start working with your prospects as if they've already hired you." - Jill Konrath

"Back before Napster and Spotify, we toured to promote record sales. Now we make records to promote tour dates." - James McMurtry

"For small business people, less paperwork means higher profits, boosted sales and more time with the family." - Tony Abbott

"Lawyers don't run sales forces." - Jeff Raikes

"There's no lotion or potion that will make sales faster and easier for you - unless your potion is hard work." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"Of all the big Internet companies, Yahoo is the most highly valued on a price-earnings and price-sales basis." - Alex Berenson

"Seen in the context of Donald Trump having committed sales tax fraud in the past, which is indisputable, I think that it's reasonable for the American public to ask, did you go beyond what's lawful, maybe scandalously lawful, but lawful, and violate the law?" - Hillary Clinton

"I think the average citizen is going to see no less than a $1,500 or more increase in what it's going to cost for basic living next year,... Taking sales tax off food isn't going to take care of all of that, but I think it's a way that we can help." - Ann Robinson

"We are all used to paying a sales tax when we buy things - almost 9 percent here in New York City. The application of this concept to the financial sector could solve our need for revenue, bring some sanity back into the financial sector, and give us a way to raise the revenue we need to run the government in a fiscally responsible way." - Eliot Spitzer

"Often in companies, you'll see tensions between sales and marketing. Sales people will want to give discounts to clients because they often get paid a commission based on how much they sell. So they're always pushing to give discounts because that will increase sales. Marketing, however, is judged by overall profitability." - Charles Duhigg

"New Hampshire has always been cheap, mean, rural, small-minded, and reactionary. It's one of the few states in the nation with neither a sales tax nor an income tax. Social services are totally inadequate there, it ranks at the bottom in state aid to education-the state is literally shaped like a dunce cap-and its medical assistance program is virtually nonexistent. Expecting aid for the poor there is like looking for an egg under a basilisk.... The state encourages skinflints, cheapskates, shutwallets, and pinched little joykillers who move there as a tax refuge to save money." - Alexander Theroux

"We must end the iniquitous multi-taxing of the same money. It is not right to tax people's incomes, then their savings on that income, to tax the movement of assets through capital gains tax, stamp duty and tax them again through inheritance tax if they have the audacity to die." - Liam Fox

"I think it is a great error to consider a heavy tax on wines as a tax on luxury. On the contrary, it is a tax on the health of our citizens." - Thomas Jefferson

"Trump's tax returns - his tax returns showed he went through a very difficult time, but he used the tax code just the way it's supposed to be used. And he did it brilliantly." - Mike Pence

"From the time they get up in the morning and flush the toilet, they're taxed. Then they go and get the cup of coffee, they're taxed....This goes on all day long. Tax, tax, tax." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"Reports also suggest that Ernst and Young and other large tax preparation firms are sending tax returns overseas for processing. But the IRS has no control over tax information once it's been sent to India or another country." - Melissa Bean

"The death tax should be completely and permanently repealed now in order to make the Tax Code fairer and simpler and to eliminate the harmful drag this tax has on the economy." - Kit Bond

"Today, President Barack Obama promised to 'detect and pursue' American tax evaders, as opposed to his first 100 days, in which he detected and nominated American tax evaders." - Jay Leno

"I wish they weren't called the 'Bush tax cuts.' If they're called some other body's tax cuts, they're probably less likely to be raised." - George W Bush

"Dean Swift proposed to tax beauty, and to leave every lady to rate her own charms; he said the tax would be cheerfully paid and very productive." - Arthur Frederick Saunders



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