This expression appears to have originated in the USA around 1820. If Thomas Jefferson wasn't the one to coin it, he is one of the first recorded to have used it in the context of the government paying for expenditures from current funds rather than borrowing. It was included in Henry George Bohn's collection of proverbs published in 1855.
British Parliament asks Amazon to clarify why it pays $9 million in income tax on $23 billion of UK sales.(May 20 2013) Amazon will be called back to give further evidence to members of the British Parliament "to clarify how its activities in the U.K. justify its low corporate...