Thomas PaineThomas Paine, (1737-1809) US Founding father, pamphleteer, author

Thomas Paine Quote

“There are two distinct classes of men in the nation, those who pay taxes, and those who receive and live upon the taxes.”

Thomas PaineThomas Paine
~ Thomas Paine

Ratings and Comments

J Carlton, Calgary

Those who work and those who have Obama phones...

Mike, Norwalk

Carlton, I smile ;-)

jim k, Austin, Tx

The US congress comes to mind as to those who live upon taxes, and can raise their pay anytime they think about it.

E Archer, NYC

Same as it ever was, apparently. I guess once 50% of the people work for the government to keep the other 50% paying their salaries, we will all be officially slaves. Not much further to go ...

Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA

Perhaps if the US stop spending over a $trillion on the MIC and invading other countries we could get back to having a nation that took care of it's people and its infrastructure... 


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