Friday, March 16, 2012

Senator Happy Chandler

"All of us owe the government; we owe it for everything we have--and that is the basis of obligation--and the government can take everything we have if the government needs it.  The government can assert its right to have all the taxes it needs for any purpose, either now or at any time in the future."

U.S. Senator Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler
(Democrat from Kentucky)
From a speech delivered on the Senate floor
May 14, 1943