The wrong inflicted upon those who bear the burden of national taxation, like other wrongs, multiplies a brood of evil consequences. The public treasury, which should only exist as a conduit conveying the people's triubute to its legitimate objects of expenditure, becomes a hoarding place for money needlessly withdrawn from trade and the people's use, thus crippling our national energies, suspending our country's development, preventing investment in productive enterprise, threatening financial disturbance, and inviting schemes of public plunder. It will not do to neglect this situation because its dangers are not now palaply imminent and apparent. The exist no less certainly, and await the unforseen and unexpected occasion when suddenly they will be precipitated upon us.

— Grover Cleveland  

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