What this country needs are more
-Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)
Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Parliament....
But then I repeat myself.
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.
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.
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys
to teenage boys.
-P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavours 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
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.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as
possible from one group of the citizens to give to the other.
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
-Mark Twain (1866)
Talk is cheap...except when Parliament does it.
The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite
at one end and no responsibility at the other.
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.
-Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong
enough to take everything you have.
Government is the illusion that we can
all live off somebody else
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