Wednesday, December 21, 2011

23 Quotes about how dumb BIG Government is

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
-- Winston Churchill

5. A government  which 
robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support  of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw

6. Democracy must be something more than two wolves 
and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-- James  Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

7. 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

8.  Giving money and power to government is 
like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-- P.J. O'Rourke,  Civil  Libertarian

9. Government is the great fiction, through 
which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody 
-- Frederic Bastiat, French  economist(1801-1850)

10. 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)

11. I don't make  jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.  
-- Will Rogers

12. If you think health  care is expensive now, wait 
until you see what it costs when  it's free!
-- P.J. O'Rourke

13. 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)

14. 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.)

15. No man's life,  liberty, or property is safe 
while the legislature is in  session.
-- Mark Twain (1866)

16. Talk is  cheap...except when Congress does it.
-- Anonymous

17.  The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a  happy 
appetite at one end and no responsibility at the  other.
-- Ronald Reagan

18. 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

19. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that  the 
taxidermist leaves the skin.
-- Mark Twain

20.  The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly  is to
fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer,  English Philosopher 

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

22. A government big enough  to give you everything you want, is strong enough to 
take  everything you have.
-- Thomas Jefferson

23. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to 
public office.
-- Aesop

Originally sent by my dad.  Thanks Dad!

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