Oliver Ellsworth

January 01, 1700 - January 01, 1700
"Direct taxation can go but little way towards raising a revenue. To raise money in this way, people must be provident; they must be constantly laying up money to answer the demands of the collector. But you cannot make people thus provident; if you would do anything to purpose you must come in when they are spending, and take a part with them. This does not take away the tools of a man's business, or the necessary utensils of this family: It only comes in when he is taking his pleasure, and feels generous."source: Connecticut Ratifying Conventionmethod of taxing, taxes, business, econmonics, taxation on spending

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