Words of Wisdom regarding Government

1. After many years, I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, and three or more are a legislature. (John Adams)

2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. (Mark Twain)

3. 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)

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

5. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay with your money. (anonymous)

6. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. (James Bovard, Civil Libertarian)

7. 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)

8. Giving money and power to politicians is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. (P. J.  O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian)

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, in 1986)

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

11. No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while Congress is in session. (Mark Twain, in 1866)

12. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free! (P. J.  O’Rourke)

13. There is no distinctly native criminal group in America other than our politicians. (Mark Twain)

14. The inherent vice of capitalism is an unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is an equal sharing of the misery. (Winston Churchill)

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

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

17. A government big enough to give you everything you want … is strong enough to take everything you have. (Thomas Jefferson)

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