Friday, July 22, 2011

Just so........

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

"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 Parliament....
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

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
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
        -Mark Twain (1866)

Talk is cheap...except when Parliament 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 shielding men from the effects of folly is to
fill the world with fools.
        -Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

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

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