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Know How Your Government Works


"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
 

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Those are great, thanx.

"Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in
rich countries to rich people in poor countries."

Ain't that the truth...
 
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