Political quotes and German truck art

Both courtesy of friend Anne:

1) Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. … Mark Twain
2) 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
3) A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. … George Bernard Shaw


4) A Congressman is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. … G. Gordon Liddy
5) Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. … James Bovard, Civil Libertarian
(1994)
6) 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

7) Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. … PJ. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian
8) Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. … Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
9) 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)

10) I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. … Will Rogers
11) If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free. … P. J. O’Rourke
12) 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)

13) Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics will not take an interest in you. … Pericles (430 B. C.)
14) No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. … Mark Twain (1866)
15) Talk is cheap … except when Congress does it. … Unknown

17) 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 18) The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. … Mark Twain
19) The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. … Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher(1820-1903)

20) There is no distinctly native American criminal class … save Congress. … Mark Twain
21) What this country needs is more unemployed politicians. … 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
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I made an auditory error in my review of Julie Hembeck’s review last week. I heard the phrase “Do somethin’ right for once” and somehow REPEATEDLY heard the word f***in’ for somethin’. The wax will be removed from my ears, Fred.

Author: Roger

I'm a librarian. I hear music, even when it's not being played. I used to work at a comic book store, and it still informs my life. I won once on JEOPARDY! - ditto.

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