Thursday, April 2, 2009


On this day when our government is "Fast tracking" the President's Budget these truisms are even more undeniable!!!

1. It's 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 Liddy

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 Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University.

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. - P.J. 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 Spenceer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

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


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Momma Roar said...

Wow, those are good. And even written years ago, they still hold their truth.

Just Mom said...

BAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Unfortunately, very true.

diana said...

what i find interesting is how long ago these were written and they have described politics all the way from that time to today. i guess politics never changes, no matter who is in office.

Maxine said...

These are so good!! So much truth that is really being seen today! I think I am going to put No. 19 on my facebook page!

Dawn said...

Those are amazing - just proves that the more things change the more they stay the same. I especially like the ones by dear old Ronald Reagan.

Kathleen Marie said...

You have some great quotes there. Not sure which is my fav...But I always enjoy Mark Twain... He's a class act!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I just hope and pray our country can survive this political foray...great quotes...thanks for sharing

Tina said...

very good and so true!

Spruce Creek Farm said...

Thanks for sharing those quotes with us. How unfortunate that they apply to us today.

Kathy said...

Those are great Susan. I'll have to make sure Danny takes a look at those. Mark Twain was amazing with his words and wit!

Anonymous said...

Great lists of quotes! I have been looking up quotes from some of these people myself!

Christopher Hamilton
The Right Opinion, for the Right Wing

Sohailah said...

man those are GREAT!!!