The subjects of every state ought to contribute toward the support of the government, as nearly as possible... - Adam Smith Quotes
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Quote:The subjects of every state ought to contribute toward the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state ....As Henry Home (Lord Kames) has written, a goal of taxation should be to 'remedy inequality of riches as much as possible, by relieving the poor and burdening the rich.' - Adam Smith Quotes
  


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