1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man
is a shame, two is a law firm,
and three or more is a congress.
— 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. Suppose you were an idiot. And
suppose you were a member of
Congress. But then I repeat
myself. — Mark Twain
4. 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
5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on
the support of Paul. — George
6. 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
7. Democracy must be something
more than two wolves and a sheep
voting on what to have for dinner. –James Bovard, Civil
8. Foreign aid might be defined as a
transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
— Douglas Case,
Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University .
9. Giving money and power to
government is like giving whiskey
and car keys to teenage boys.
— P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian
10. Government is the great fiction,
through which everybody
endeavors to live at the expense
of everybody else. — Frederic
Bastiat , French economist(1801-1850)
11. 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)
12. I don’t make jokes. I just watch
the government and report the
facts. — Will Rogers
13. If you think health care is
expensive now, wait until you
see what it costs when it’s free!
— P. J. O’Rourke
14. 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)
15. 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.)
16. No man’s life, liberty, or
property is safe while the
legislature is in session.
— Mark Twain (1866)
17. Talk is cheap, except when
Congress does it. — Anonymous
18. The government is like a baby’s
alimentary canal, with a happy
appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other.
— Ronald Reagan
19. 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
20. The only difference between a
tax man and a taxidermist is that
the taxidermist leaves the skin.
— Mark Twain
21. The ultimate result of shielding
men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
— Herbert Spencer, English
22. There is no distinctly Native
American criminal class, save
Congress. — Mark Twain
23. What this country needs are
more unemployed politicians
24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is
strong enough to take everything
you have. — Thomas Jefferson
25. We hang the petty thieves and
appoint the great ones to public
office. — Aesop
FIVE BEST SENTENCES
1. You cannot legislate the poor into
prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without
working for, another person must
work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to
anybody anything that the
government does not first take
from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by
5. When half of the people get the
idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the
beginning of the end of any nation!
Can you think of a reason for not sharing this?
Neither could I. Seems applicable no matter the century or decade
BIG NOTE: We have a large readership — 35,000 folks can’t be wrong. Thanks to all! Tell 5 of your friends and let’s grow this thing: Large numbers hold big sway with corporate policies, our representatives, schools, teacher’s unions, retail pricing, news media and importantly, it indicates to new readers that what they have been feeling is NOT off base, that they have company, friends and members, yet to embrace. We are beginning to communicate that there are MANY that refuse to be bullied by so FEW. It is not our responsibility to celebrate the obtuse just so they will feel better about themselves.