Its amazing the statments made about our powers to be in Washington, centuries or years ago are still being voiced today. I guess nothing ever changes.
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 Liddy 7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. -- James Bovard 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 9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.-- P.J. O'Rourke 10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.-- Frederic Bastiat 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 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 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 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 22. There is no distinctly native American criminal class... save Congress.-- Mark Twain 23. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.-- Gerald Ford
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