Calvin Coolidge on Taxes and Spending

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“I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government, and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom.” – Calvin Coolidge

Here’s an old-school, presidential speech on taxes and spending by President Calvin Coolidge:

One gem:

“Taxes take from everyone a part of his earnings and force everyone to work for a certain part of his time for the government.”

Here’s another:

“I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government, and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. This is the chief meaning of freedom. Until we can reestablish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty. These results are not fanciful. They are not imaginary. They are grimly actual and real, reaching into every household in the land.”

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