My friend Sandy sent this along, and I had to share:
- Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. —Mark Twain
- We 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
- Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. —Douglas Casey
- Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. —P.J. O’Rourke
- Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. —Frederic Bastiat
- 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
- 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
- If you want government to intervene domestically, you’re a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you’re a conservative. If you want government to intervene everywhere, you’re a moderate. If you don’t want government to intervene anywhere, you’re an extremist. —Joseph Sobran
- In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. —Voltaire
- Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.
- No man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session. —Mark Twain
- The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. —Ronald Reagan
- 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
- The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
- The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
- There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress. —Mark Twain
- What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. — Edward Langley