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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, a 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 (1994)
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in
rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
--Douglas Casey (1992)
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and
car keys to teenage boys.
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors
to live at the expense of everybody else.
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
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what
it costs when it's free.
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 (1995)
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.
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 are safe while the legislature
is in session.
--Mark Twain (1866)
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of
Congress. But I repeat myself.
Talk is cheap-except when Congress 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 inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the
blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing
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 (1891)
There is no distinctly native American criminal class save
There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn
well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty
to take the consequences.
--P.J. O'Rourke (1993)
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.
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first
things to be bought and sold are legislators.
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