Political Fun

An oxymoron, I know, but enjoy:
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    
Bernard Shaw

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    
Libertarian (1994)

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.    
-- PJ. 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
Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native    
American criminal class, save    
Congress. -- Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are    
more unemployed politicians    
-- Edward Langley ,
Artist (1928-1995)

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


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    
dividing it.

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! 


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  • Susan Aquino
    published this page in Opinion 2021-01-10 19:41:21 -0800