The man vs the state
You can’t tax business. Business doesn’t pay taxes. It collects taxes.
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the people discover they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the canidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy – to be followed by a dictatorship.
Alexander Fraser Tytler
There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him.
Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.