Thursday, June 05, 2008

Thoughts

Some of these are just perfect for the impending election in November.



'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 (1866 )



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

-Unknown



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)



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