Framing the Dialogue

Food For Thought

food_for_thought_icon“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. – 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

“Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money 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, 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 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.” – 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 are 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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