Nick Shaxson ■ Tax quotes of the day – Lewis Black, Edmund Burke


Two more, in an occasional series. You can find plenty more on our quotations page.

“They’re so broke that they’ve actually cut essential services. In many places, they’ve cut policemen, because, who the fuck needs them? Or firemen, son of a bitch, it’s much more fun watching something burn down.”

Lewis Black, U.S. stand-up comedian

And, on the fine art of tax and politics:

To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.”

Edmund Burke18th Century Irish political philosopher and British statesman


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