Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Quotes from a free press

Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress....
But then I repeat myself.
-Mark Twain

I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into
prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to
lift himself up by the handle.
-Winston Churchill

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend
on the support of Paul.
-.George Bernard Shaw

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow
man ...which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
-G Gordon Liddy

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a
sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-James Bovard, Civil
Libertarian (1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from
poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor
-Douglas Casey, Classmate of
Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey
and car keys to teenage boys.
-P.J. O'Rourke, Civil

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody
endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
-Frederic Bastiat, French
Economist (1801-1850)

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in
a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps
moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-Ronald Reagan (1986)

I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and
report the facts.
-Will Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you
see what it costs when it's free!
-P.J. O'Rourke

In general, the art of government consists of taking as
much money as possible from one party of the citizens to
give to the other.
-Voltaire (1764)

Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in
-Pericles (430 B.C.)

No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the
legislature is in session.
-Mark Twain (1866)

Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with
a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the
-Ronald Reagan

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of
the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the
equal sharing of misery.
-Winston Churchill

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is
that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
-Mark Twain

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of
folly is to fill the world with fools.
-Herbert Spencer, English
Philosopher (1820-1903)

There is no distinctly Native American criminal
class...save Congress.
-Mark Twain

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-Edward Langley, Artist (1928
- 1995)

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is
strong enough to take everything you have.
-Thomas Jefferson

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