August 19, 2005

The Best of......Government

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

2) 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

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

4) 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

5) Democracy must be something more than two wolves
and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
.......James Bovard

6) 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 Univ

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

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

9) 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)

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

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

12) 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)

13) 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.)

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

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

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

17) 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

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

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

20) There is no distinctly native American criminal
class... save Congress.
.......Mark Twain

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

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

Posted by BillyBudd at August 19, 2005 08:17 AM | TrackBack

I'm stealing #3 for this weekend! Thanks!

(wait... I'm Paul! Doh!)

Posted by: Cary at August 19, 2005 09:12 AM
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