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|But Know How to Play His Game “Thinking is one thing no one has ever been |
able to tax.” —Charles F. Kettering Let's face it: The words fair and taxes are
probably not bunkmates. Truth is, as much as we are disturbed by how much of
|278 TALK /TAXATION "He has a stained-glass voice. ... 47) "Rich people don't |
pay taxes — the little people do that. ... with Gene Wilder in The Producers (
screenplay by Mel Brooks) "Thinking is the one thing no one has ever been able
|Kempis, Thomas Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax. - |
Kettering, Charles F. In America we can say what we think, and even if we can't
think, we can say it anyhow. - Kettering, Charles F. Our life always expresses the
|5.25 percent special income tax rate for big interests who were bringing money |
back from overseas — it got done and $104 ... In fact, I have charts saying the
largest companies that got some of the biggest benefits — one company got a
$14.5 ... the street stays home and manufactures them here in this country — one
thing has happened as a result of that move. ... we have voted and on four
occasions those big interests that really like this and have benefits from it have
been able to ...
|Even so able a publicist as Mr. J. A. Hobson, in a book published recently says: |
— "The idea of a total abandonment of ... Moreover, if there is such a thing as the
non-p'/ssumus inertia of officialdom, I may now claim to be free from it. ... I do not
think 1 have ever read a book which has been more interesting, and to one like
myself who does not know very much ... People in the adjoining warehouse ship
to the same places, but they pay no Income Tax, because they are said to be only
|Because if you're praying at a graduation exercise or a sporting event, it's a big |
open air thing, and no one's being coerced. I'm just telling ... And let me just say
one thing, I think, that I've been advocating for nearly a decade now. I think that ...
|If it is justifiable at all to have an income-tax we should have an even-handed |
impost. ... A cardinal feature of all legislation should be injustice to no one class—
and I think that hon. members will admit that I ... been made by the present
Government has been' made deliberately with the intention of doing a radically
unjust thing -—either giving a special advantage to one class of producer ... If we
are to raise new taxation, let us raise it from all classes-'from the classes best
able-to bear it.
|I think we have it all screwed up, folks. One last thing. If we find ourselves in the |
tax court against the IRS, the burden of proof is even on the taxpayer. ... What
they want to do is say, let us risk no one being able to get a home mortgage, let
us risk not a single municipality in this ... I would advise my colleague on the
other side that the speaker that we had been anticipating has come on the floor,
so that I will ...
|A dozen states of the United States — the land of the free and the laissez-faire |
economic attitude — have tax breaks or ... Mr Livingstone Clearly we all want
production tax credits but two other things spring to mind. ... But one of the
reasons why there is a skills shortage, which has been important in the UK, and
which has affected the ... I think that probably no sector in the UK particularly
loves the banks at the moment, and are able to say that they are getting stacks of
cash from them.
|But let me say what I think was a good criticism of the tax and that is that we |
wanted the tax to restrain energy consumption in ways that ... And that's one of
the things we were trying to do. ... What we have now is a gasoline tax that's been
passed by the Senate committee, and you've called that regressive in the past. ...
But I think they'll be able to do it. No one was particularly happy with the form of
the Btu tax, or very few people were, that passed the House, but everybody
thought that ...