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ultramag

Master of the Pit
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Apr 17, 2006
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Garden City, MO
Good famous quotes seem to stand the test of time for a good reason.
They're the truth.


*"If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read
the
newspaper you are misinformed."
Mark Twain


Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress....
But then I repeat myself.
-Mark Twain



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, 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)


Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
-Unknown



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 so******m 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.
-Mark Twain



The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is
to fill the world with fools.
-Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher
(1820-1903)



There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save
Congress.
-Mark Twain


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




A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong
enough to take everything you have.
-Thomas Jefferson
 
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