Great Thoughts on Government and Politicians

Great Thoughts on Government and Politicians

  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
  1. If you don’t read the newspaper
    you are uninformed, if you do
    read the newspaper you are
    misinformed. — Mark Twain  

  1. Suppose you were an idiot. And
    suppose you were a member of
    Congress. But then I repeat
    myself. — Mark Twain
  1. 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
  1. A government which robs Peter to
    pay Paul can always depend on
    the support of Paul. — George
    Bernard Shaw
  1. 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
  1. Democracy must be something
    more than two wolves and a sheep
    voting on what to have for
    dinner. — James Bovard, Civil
    Libertarian (1994)
  1. Foreign aid might be defined as a
    transfer of money from poor
    people in rich countries to rich
    people in poor countries.
    Douglas Case,
    Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University.
  1. Giving money and power to
    government is like giving whiskey
    and car keys to teenage boys.
    P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian
  1. Government is the great fiction,
    through which everybody
    endeavors to live at the expense
    of everybody else. — Frederic
    Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850)
  1. 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)
  1. I don’t make jokes. I just watch
    the government and report the
    facts. — Will Rogers
  1. If you think health care is
    expensive now, wait until you
    see what it costs when it’s free!
    P. J. O’Rourke
  1. 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)
  1. 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.)
  1. No man’s life, liberty, or
    property is safe while the
    legislature is in session.
    Mark Twain (1866)
  1. Talk is cheap, except when
    Congress does it. — Anonymous
  1. The government is like a baby’s
    alimentary canal, with a happy
    appetite at one end and no
    responsibility at the other.
    Ronald Reagan
  1. 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
  1. The only difference between a
    tax man and a taxidermist is that
    the taxidermist leaves the skin.
    Mark Twain
  1. The ultimate result of shielding
    men from the effects of folly is
    to fill the world with fools.
    Herbert Spencer, English
    Philosopher (1820-1903)
  1. There is no distinctly Native
    American criminal class, save
    Congress. — Mark Twain
  1. What this country needs are
    more unemployed politicians
    Edward Langley,
    Artist (1928-1995)
  1. A government big enough to give
    you everything you want, is
    strong enough to take everything
    you have. — Thomas Jefferson
  1. We hang the petty thieves and
    appoint the great ones to public office!


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  • De castro  On September 22, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Absolute hilarious laughter at some… favourite #13.

    Waste not want not !

  • Leslie Chin  On September 22, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    We can add:
    A Committee: The unable selected from the unwilling by the unready to do the unnecessary too late.

    If you don’t know where you are going any road will get you there..

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