Ah wisdom ...
Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:59

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Subject: Ah wisdom ...
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 12:41:01 -0400
From: rj3@comcast.net

"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.
- Barry Goldwater

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