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Wednesday, June 29, 2005
      ( 8:20 PM ) Spengy  

GOVERNMENT

In light of the up coming G8 summit just up the road here are a few peoples quips on the executive and legislature of the heads of power. They must have been compiled by a lawyer as there is nothing cutting about the third head of power the judiciary.

  • Suppose you were an idiot AND suppose you were a member of Congress. But 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
  • 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 shortphrases: 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 in 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 strongenough to take everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson

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