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A Thought on Taxation and Class-Warfare

"I have never viewed taxations as a means of rewarding one class of taxpayers or punishing another. If such a point of view ever controls our public policy, the traditions of freedom, justice and equality of opportunity, which are distinguishing characteristics of our American civilization, will have disappeared."

~ Andrew Mellon, Financier and Secretary of the Treasury(1921-1932)

Source: page 139, "As Certain as Death: Quotations About Taxes," 2010, compiled by Jeffrey L. Yablon, TaxAnalysts.com.


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