(received in my inbox this morning)
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress....
But then I repeat myself.
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
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support
-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
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
- 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
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.
I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs
when it's free!
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.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics
won't take an interest in you!
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in
Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at
one end and no responsibility at the other.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The
inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the
taxidermist leaves the skin.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill
the world with fools.
-Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher
There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save Congress.
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough
to take everything you have.