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Observations

OBSERVATIONS of some famous and infamous people:

 

 

"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 he proposes to payoff 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

 

 

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

 

 

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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