Tax Breaks Quotes

Tax Breaks Quotes by Michael Moore, Jason Chaffetz, Marian Wright Edelman, Dinesh D’Souza, Jennifer Granholm, David Price and many others.

The 'fiscal cliff' is a ruse, an invention by the right

The ‘fiscal cliff’ is a ruse, an invention by the right and the rich, to try and keep their huge tax breaks.
Michael Moore
I would support eliminating certain tax breaks that are not economically justifiable if they are offset with reductions in tax rates.
Jason Chaffetz
There should not be one new dime in tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires as long as millions of children in America are poor, hungry, uneducated and without health coverage.
Marian Wright Edelman
Well, the taxes that everyone else is paying are supporting lots of programs that were in place prior to Barack Obama’s new spending. So new spending has too be paid for by new taxes, or by eliminating existing tax breaks. And Obama wants that burden to be borne exclusively by the rich.
Dinesh D’Souza
Bain also asked Kansas City for a $3 million tax break. The Bain executives were taking home $36 million in borrowed funds and were asking Kansas City to forfeit $3 million in public money for police officers, roads and schools? More free stuff!
Jennifer Granholm
We pass bills authorizing improvements and grants. But when it comes time to pay for these programs, we’d rather put the country’s money toward tax breaks for the wealthy than for police officers who are protecting our communities.
David Price
Some of the huge tax breaks that we gave to the wealthiest 1 percent of the population in this country during the Bush era have contributed significantly to the deficit.
Danny K. Davis
If giving tax breaks to millionaires created jobs or grew our economy, I would be in favor of them, but they are the same failed policies of the past that just don’t work.
Tim Walz
There’s no such thing as a good tax.
Winston Churchill
We must reign in overspending by ridding government of outmoded programs, making Big Oil pay their fair share, repealing massive tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas, and enacting a tax code that no longer favors millionaires and billionaires.
Paul Tonko
It should be mandatory that any tax breaks go through appropriate committees and be voted on separately by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Bob Beckel
The dirty little secret is that the pool man, who’s making $30,000 a year, is subsidizing the million-dollar mortgage for the family whose pool he cleans. No wonder people want to get rid of tax breaks for corporate jets.
Dee Dee Myers
In the Washington soft money game, big business and big labor are accomplices working together to protect the mushy middle of big government, with plenty of special interest plums: Big unions get big spending and big business gets corporate welfare and special tax breaks – all at the expense of average Americans.
John McCain
Old models of development simply seek to lure business with substantial tax breaks and then hope (and pray) that economic benefits will trickle down to residents. It has not worked for our city in the past, and it will not work for the future city that we all hope want to see.
Rashida Tlaib
Our largest companies should not be able to get away with paying hardly anything at all. It is insulting when they engage in these games like moving their headquarters over to a foreign country, on paper, not in reality, just to take advantage of lower tax breaks.
Hillary Clinton
But let me perfectly clear, because I know you’ll hear the same old claims that rolling back these tax breaks means a massive tax increase on the American people: if your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime.
Barack Obama
Everyone wants a more simple tax system. But if this means that certain tax breaks have to be cut, people are no longer so enthusiastic.
Angela Merkel
When it comes to giving tax breaks to the wealthy of this country, the President has a heart of gold.
Tip O’Neill
Now you have a choice: we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, or we can start rewarding companies that open new plants and train new workers and create new jobs here, in the United States of America.
Barack Obama
At a time when the United States is handing out tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas, corporate jet owners, and millionaires and billionaires, it is ludicrous that we would even be looking at Social Security and Medicare as a solution to our debt crisis.
Sheldon Whitehouse
I can understand where the oil company wants to deduct the cost of drilling a well. That’s one of the tax breaks for oil companies – the subsidies – they get to deduct the cost of the well the year you drill.
Dan Benishek
Governments spend all their time trying to get big companies to relocate their headquarters, and they end up subsidizing the move with tax breaks. And companies that relocate their headquarters are often not meaningful job creators.
Brad Feld
I just want to be married, or just engaged. Basically, I just want a ring. And the tax break.
Christina Ricci
The Eva Longoria who worked at Wendy’s flipping burgers – she needed a tax break.
Eva Longoria
OK, so this pack – tax package includes about 50 tax breaks. None of them are new. They were all existing tax breaks. What this did was make them permanent. It gives some certainty for people when they’re filing taxes that they don’t have to wonder if Congress is going to renew them year after year.
Susan Davis
Our government and its social policies, its tax breaks, the way school days work, so much of the country we live in is built for married couples with a male breadwinner and a female domestic laborer. Government needs to be massively altered in order to serve this population.
Rebecca Traister
Do you realize that $150 billion of our tax money is given to the corporations, unions and wealthy people for tax breaks, special subsidies and special regulations? That money would be available for health and education and building bridges.
Doris “Granny D” Haddock
While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle to make ends meet, we mega-rich continue to get our extraordinary tax breaks.
Warren Buffett
Green policy is about triggering a shift to a cleaner way of doing things. To be effective, it needs to incentivise the right behaviour, for example through tax breaks, and that needs to be paid for by disincentives on polluting behaviour.
Zac Goldsmith
I have no tax breaks or corporate interests to be supported by Barack Obama.
Adam McKay
While the happy couple are enjoying the thrill of the rose garden, the in-laws are saying that they are just not right for each other. We keep telling them that they cannot pay couples to stay together, and it is clear that it will take more than a three-quid-a-week tax break to keep this marriage together.
Harriet Harman
If companies try to leave our country to avoid paying their fair share, if they try to outsource jobs, they’re going to have to give back every tax break they ever received in our country.
Hillary Clinton
Once again, the Republicans in the Senate have rejected an increase in the minimum wage. They support tax breaks for multi-millionaires, but they oppose helping the working poor to earn a decent income.
Mark Dayton
Economic growth, profitability, prosperity, jobs, increased jobs, increased wages, they’re able to get that tax rate down to 15% and we’re gonna call it tax relief, not tax breaks, not tax loopholes. It’s important to control and reclaim the language here.
Rush Limbaugh
Trickle down economics is a fraud. Giving tax breaks to the rich and large corporations does not create jobs. It simply makes the rich richer, enlarges the deficit and increases income and wealth inequality. We need economic policies which benefit working families, not the billionaire class.
Bernie Sanders
When corporations get special handouts from the government, subsidies and tax breaks, it costs you. It means you have to pay more in taxes to make up for these hidden expenses, and government has less money for good schools and roads, Medicare and national defense and everything else you need.
Robert Reich
While Donald Trump believes in huge tax breaks for billionaires, he believes that states should actually have the right to lower the minimum wage below $7.25. What an outrage!
Bernie Sanders
How do we say, why do you keep voting for people who are giving more tax breaks to billionaires, who are going to send your jobs abroad, not going to let you form a union, not going to allow your kids to go to college? Why do you keep voting for these guys?
Bernie Sanders
If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion.
Jeanne Phillips
No matter how much the private sector crows that corporate tax breaks will lead to more jobs or robust economic activity, such benefits rarely materialize.
Rashida Tlaib
Our best path to economic growth and global competitiveness is to invest in our people – not to provide huge new tax breaks to special interests.
Raja Krishnamoorthi
We have a tax code whose complications and levels of unfairness and levels of choosing people to give tax breaks to and choosing people to deny them to is thousands of pages long with endless complications and unbelievable manipulations by everybody.
Barry Diller
The income tax created more criminals than any other single act of government.
Barry Goldwater
Most of the presidential candidates’ economic packages involve ‘tax breaks,’ which is when the government, amid great fanfare, generously decides not to take quite so much of your income. In other words, these candidates are trying to buy your votes with your own money.
Dave Barry
When you consider that a steelworker who’s making $40,000 a year has virtually the same tax burden as someone who’s making $400,000 a year, you see that there are inequities. This administration has used the tax code to accelerate wealth to the top. Most of the tax breaks have gone to people in the top bracket.
Dennis Kucinich
Don’t allow politically connected folks to get their particular tax breaks.
Mike Pompeo
Voters did say ‘repeal health care’, they did say ‘reduce the size of government.’ But not a single one of them from the tea party or anywhere said ‘give tax breaks to the wealthiest.’
Chuck Schumer
Well, the taxes that everyone else is paying are supporting lots of programs that were in place prior to Obama’s new spending. So new spending has too be paid for by new taxes, or by eliminating existing tax breaks. And Obama wants that burden to be borne exclusively by the rich.
Dinesh D’Souza
I have a very strong tool in competitional enforcement: To do merger control, to look into cartels, misuse of dominant position – when member states hand out favors, for instance, in terms of tax breaks. But even though that’s a strong tool, it cannot solve everything.
Margrethe Vestager
There is no such thing as a good tax.
Winston Churchill
I’ve had enough of giving millionaires like Dick Cheney and myself tax breaks and giving America’s kids a mountain of debt.
James Carville
The 55% of American households that make less than $40,000 will get a tax break of only $7 while the households that make more than $1 million will receive an average tax break of $32,000.
Marty Meehan
Tax breaks and other financial breaks that favor the wealthiest among us do not create greater prosperity for all; they simply siphon off more and more money to those who already have it, and more and more money away from those who do not.
Marianne Williamson
In order to invest in our future, we must ensure that we appropriately protect programs that provide skills, services, and education for middle-class Americans rather than providing tax breaks for large corporations.
John F. Tierney
Marriage is only good for two things: tax breaks and adultery.
Brendon Small
The middle class should not continue to foot the bill for tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires.
Keith Ellison
If we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires, if we choose to keep a tax break for corporate jet owners, if we choose to keep tax breaks for oil and gas companies that are making hundreds of billions of dollars, then that means we’ve got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship.
Barack Obama
Why is it that if you take advantage of a corporate tax break you’re a smart businessman, but if you take advantage of something so you don’t go hungry, you’re a moocher?
Jon Stewart
Subsidies and mandates are just two of the privileges that government can bestow on politically connected friends. Others include grants, loans, tax credits, favorable regulations, bailouts, loan guarantees, targeted tax breaks and no-bid contracts.
Charles Koch
Who cares what the state thinks about your relationship? They’re giving you tax breaks and this and that – it’s just nonsense. You want to live with somebody, then live with somebody. All that other stuff is just a way for the state monitoring and codifying certain activities and ostracizing others.
Dale Peck
We need an equal opportunity society, one in which government does not see its job as picking winners and losers. Where do you go if you want special favors? Government. Where do you go if you want a tax break? Government. Where do you go if you want a handout? Government. This must stop.
Bobby Jindal
What kind of nation are we when we give tax breaks to billionaires, but we can’t take care of the elderly and the children.
Bernie Sanders
Actually, Congress just did pass a tax plan like Donald Trump`s.They passed a tax plan which some Democrats voted for, significant number of Democrats which gave huge tax breaks to wealthy people and corporations.
Lawrence O’Donnell
Mitt Romney has won the 2012 presidential nomination by promising Republicans that he would end a so-called ‘culture of dependency’ on welfare – welfare defined as ‘free stuff’ and food stamps for poor folks, not tax breaks for Big Oil or tax shelters for Bain executives.
Christine Pelosi
The 9-9-9 plan would resuscitate this economy because it replaces the outdated tax code that allows politicians to pick winners and losers, and to provide favors in the form of tax breaks, special exemptions and loopholes. It simplifies the code dramatically: 9% business flat tax, 9% personal flat tax, 9% sales tax.
Herman Cain
Give tax breaks to large corporations, so that money can trickle down to the general public, in the form of extra jobs.
Andrew Mellon
It’s beyond shameful this House can pass trillions of dollars in tax breaks for those with the most security but not see it to provide its way, see its way to provide health insurance for the children most in need.
Brad Schneider
Bush already gave obscene tax breaks to people like me and Warren Buffet, and we are saying it’s not fair.
Adam McKay
I have fought so heavily against corporate tax breaks, especially because I’ve seen our schools in Detroit close down.
Rashida Tlaib
Imagine in what the president [Donald trump] wants to do, the 400 wealthiest families in America will get a tax break of $7 million a year.
Nancy Pelosi
As co-founder of the Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, I know we need to promote vehicles that reduce our carbon footprint, but it doesn’t need to be in the form of tax breaks for the wealthy and their luxury vehicles.
Mike Braun