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   Liddy

7. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

8. 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)

9. I don’t make jokes.

I just watch the government and report the   facts.

Will Rogers

10. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you
see what it costs when it’s free!
P. J. O’Rourke
11. No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
Mark Twain (1866)

12. Talk is cheap, except when
Congress does it. — Anonymous

13. 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

14. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that
the taxidermist leaves the skin.
—     Mark Twain

15. There is no distinctly Native  American criminal class,

save   Congress.

Mark Twain

16. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians
Edward Langley,
Artist (1928-1995)

17. A government big enough to give you everything you want,

is strong enough to take everything   you have.

Thomas Jefferson



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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