Friday, December 09, 2011

Quote of the Day - temporary taxes

In light of the growing interest by some on Toledo City Council to make the 3/4% payroll income tax permanent (and the penchant of our local daily to support just about every tax they've ever seen), I thought this quote especially pertinent:

"Taxes should be continued by annual or biennial reeactments, because a constant hold, by the nation, of the strings of the public purse is a salutary restraint from which an honest government ought not wish, nor a corrupt one to be permitted, to be free." ~ Thomas Jefferson

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