February 5th, 2009

Ageless Wit And Observations

 'If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.'
 -Mark Twain
 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 countries.
 -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 Libertarian
 Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavours 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 you!
 -Pericles (430 B.C.)
 No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
 -Mark T wain (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 other.
 -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 s hielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
 -Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
 There is no distinctly Native Am erican 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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