“One sure way to determine the social conscience of a government is to examine the way taxes are…”

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“One sure way to determine the social conscience of a government is to examine the way taxes are collected and how they are spent. And one sure way to determine the social conscience of an individual is to get his tax reaction. Taxes, after all are the dues we pay for the privilege of membership in an organized society.” –  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, actively making the case for taxes as part of his re-election campaign in 1936. A far cry from our current politics when it comes to taxation. (via upwithchris)

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