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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


2. If you don't read the newspaper   
you are uninformed,

if you do   read the newspaper

you are   misinformed.

-- Mark Twain


3. Suppose you were an idiot.

And    suppose you were

a member of    Congress.

But then I repeat    myself.

-- Mark Twain


4. 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


5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on   the support of Paul.

-- George    Bernard Shaw


6. 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


7. Giving money and power to   
government is like giving whiskey   
and car keys to teenage boys.   
-- P.J. O'Rourke , Civil Libertarian



8. 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)


9. I don't make jokes.      

I just watch   the government

and report the    facts.

-- Will Rogers


10. If you think health care is   
expensive now, wait until you   
see what it costs when it's free!   
-- P. J. O'Rourke


11. No man's life, liberty, or   
property is safe while the   
legislature is in session.   
-- Mark Twain (1866)


12. Talk is cheap, except when   
Congress does it. -- Anonymous


13. 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


14. The only difference between a   
tax man and a taxidermist is that   
the taxidermist leaves the skin.   
--       Mark Twain


15. There is no distinctly

Native    American criminal class,

save    Congress.

-- Mark Twain


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


17. A government big enough

to give you everything you want,

is    strong enough to take

everything    you have.

-- Thomas Jefferson




1. You cannot legislate

the poor into    prosperity,

by legislating the wealthy

out of prosperity.


2. What one person receives without   
working for, another person must   
work for without receiving.


3. The government cannot give to   
anybody anything that the   
government does not first take   
from somebody else.


4. You cannot multiply wealth

by    dividing it.


5. When half of the people get

the    idea that they do not have to work,

because the other half

is going to take care of them,

and when the other half gets

the idea that it does no good to work,

because somebody else

is going to get what they work for,

that is the    beginning

of the end of any nation!

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