Saturday, November 27, 2010

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 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 you!
-Pericles (430 B.C.)

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

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


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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