Timely Quotes and Quips

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

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the
support of Paul.
– 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 (1994)

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 teenage boys.
– P.J. O’Rourke, Author and Civil Libertarian.

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to
live at the expense of everybody else.
– Frederic Bastiat, French Economist(1801-1850)

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)

I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
– Will Rogers

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it
costs when it’s free!
– P.J. O’Rourke

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)

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.)

No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is
in session.
– Mark Twain (1866)

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