H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken, (1880-1956) American Journalist, Editor, Essayist, Linguist, Lexicographer, and Critic

H. L. Mencken Quote

“Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages.”

H. L. MenckenH. L. Mencken
~ H. L. Mencken

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

A sad but all to true exposé on the exponential growth of violation perpetrated upon the once sovereign.

J Carlton, Calgary

They won't be happy until their mission of enslavement is complete.

warren, olathe

Unquestionably there were progressives back then. The great FDR changed America form a nation of free people willing to take responsibility to a nation of people free from responsibility. People no longer know what freedom is.

E Archer, NYC

It is true if you go back far enough. I stopped working so hard in my business because when my profits got higher, so did my tax rate. It was obvious that the system is designed to keep me from getting too prosperous (i.e. breaking out of the middle class).

J Carlton, Calgary

'Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it' - Ronald Reagan

Alan, Wirral England

Wow how true is that quote

Ronw13, Oregon

True quote, but Mencken was one sick puppy !


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