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Thought for the Day

"We have learned that Thomas Paine was right when he warned that it is a great mistake to look upon government as some 'wonderful mysterious thing.' When people believe that illusion, excessive taxes are obtained, just as he predicted. Add to that wisdom his observation that there are two classes of citizens: those who pay taxes and those who live on other people's taxes. When taxes are excessive, you disunite these two classes and set the stage for a revolution in government -- for a government less expensive and more productive."

   ~ Charles Adams, page 143, "Those Dirty Rotten Taxes: The Tax Revolts that Built America"

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