Posts Tagged ‘British Paupers’

Taxes: Jokes and Quotes

May 18, 2009

taxes go up 19361933 cartoon, not 1936

“If it is not excessive,” he declared, “a national debt will be to us a national blessing.”

Stuff  Alexander Hamilton said, according to author John F. Gordon.



Jay Cooke vs. British Parliament. — During a late debate in the British Parliament a member stated that in England and Wales alone there were a million of paupers, and five hundred more on the verge of pauperism. The heavy national debt and the high taxes necessary to meet the interest upon it were assigned as the cause.

Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas) Sep 9, 1865

Image from Print Source Info

Image from Print Source Info

Printing press fell seven floors in Chicago. Perhaps it was printing something favoring high taxes.

The Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Dec 17, 1923