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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Some GREAT Truths

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
7. Democracy must be something
    more than two wolves and a sheep
    voting on what to have for
    dinner. --James BovardCivil
    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 Case,
    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'RourkeCivil Libertarian
10. Government is the great fiction,
      through which everybody
      endeavors to live at the expense
      of everybody else. -- Frederic
      BastiatFrench 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 Spencer, English
            Philosopher (1820-1903)
22. There is no distinctly Native
      American criminal class, save
      Congress. -- Mark Twain
23. What this country needs are
      more unemployed politicians
      --Edward Langley,  Artist (1928-1995)
24. A government big enough to give
      you everything you want, is
      strong enough to take everything
      you have.  -- Thomas Jefferson
25. We hang the petty thieves and
      appoint the great ones to public
     office. -- Aesop
1. You cannot legislate the poor into
    prosperity, by legislating the
    wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without
    working for, another person must
    work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to
    anybody anything that the
    government does not first take
    from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by
    dividing it.
5. When half of the people get the
    idea that they do not have to
    work, because the other half is
    going to take care of them, and
    when the other half gets the idea
    that it does no good to work
    because somebody else is going to
    get what they work for, that is the
    beginning of the end of any nation!
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English: George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright...
English: George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and critic, in 1909 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard...
English: Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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