Observations on Politics and that sort of thing…
If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
Suppose you were an idiot - and suppose you were a
member of Congress.... but then I repeat
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.
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
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
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.
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
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.
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.
Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
The government is like a baby's alimentary canal,
with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal
sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal
sharing of misery.
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
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
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
Edward Langley, Artist
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing. – Jean-Baptiste Colbert
In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office. - Ambrose Bierce
The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'. - Larry Hardiman
Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy. - Charles Peters
Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. - George Bernard Shaw
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