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    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 government.
    John Adams

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

    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of government. But then I repeat myself.
    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

    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 University

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

    Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavours to live at the expense of everybody else.
    Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)

    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 y ou!
    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 government does it.
    Anonymous

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

    There is no distinctly Native American criminal class...save government.
    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

    We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
    Aesop

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    "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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    Which just goes to show that nothing has changed in over 1500 years. So much for progress/enlightenment.
    My blog. From personal experience.
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    I like no. 3:
    Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of government. But then I repeat myself.
    Mark Twain
    Squadly dinky do!


 

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