Thoughts on Taxes for 2014

12/19/2013

2013 has been a big year for taxes. The "fiscal cliff" deal boosted the top federal income tax rate to 39.6%; "Obamacare" added new taxes on top earners; and dozens of state and local governments raised their taxes, too. Congress will finish 2013 even more divided than it began, which will probably protect us from new taxes next year. But here are some quotes to ease the sting of this year's higher bills:  

"[A tax loophole is] something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform."
Sen. Russell B. Long (D-LA)  

"The Eiffel Tower is the Empire State Building after taxes."
Anonymous  

"Our party has been accused of fooling the public by calling tax increases 'revenue enhancement.' Not so. No one was fooled."
Dan Quayle  

"When we played, World Series checks meant something. Now all they do is screw up your taxes."
Hall of Fame pitcher Don Drysdale  

"When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin."
Mae West  

"A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."
George Bernard Shaw  

On a more serious note, we wish you all the best this holiday season!