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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

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A government which robs Peter to pay Paul

can always depend on the support of Paul.

- George Bernard Shaw

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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

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Democracy must be something more than

two wolves and a sheep voting on what to

have for dinner. - James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

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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 Univ.

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Giving money and power to government is like

giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

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Government is the great fiction, through which

everybody endeavors to live at the expense of

everybody else. - Frederic Bastiat, French

Economist (1801-1850)

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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)

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I don't make jokes. I just watch the government

and report the facts. - Will Rogers

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If you think health care is expensive now,

wait until you see what it costs when it's free!

- P.J. O'Rourke

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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)

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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.)

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No man's life, liberty, or property is safe

while the legislature is in session.

- Mark Twain (1866)

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

- Unknown

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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

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The only difference between a tax man and a

taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.

- Mark Twain

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The ultimate result of shielding men from the

effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.

- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

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There is no distinctly native American criminal

class...save Congress. - Mark Twain

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What this country needs are more unemployed

politicians. - Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)

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government big enough to give you everything you

want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

- Thomas Jefferson

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"Government is not the solution to our problem;

government is the problem. If no one among us is

capable of governing himself, then who among us

has the capacity to govern someone else?"

- Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address, 1/20/1981

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose

you were a member of Congress. But then

I repeat myself. - Mark Twain

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Guest AuntJess

Excellent! ..and so true. It just shows that the nature of 'Man' and doesn't change over the centuries, especially in reference to the power holders.

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"For as long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."

Declaration of Arbroath, 1320

Substitute any oppressor instead of English and its still a great quote. How about "Bank of England" instead of English? :lol:

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Guest AuntJess

<A href="http://www.wisdomquotes.com/000348.html">Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

"The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the government."
Ain't that the truth.
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