Sunday, March 16, 2008


(Submitted by Pat)
  • "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)
  • 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

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