Axiom’s to Live By
Posted by Jeff Id on October 22, 2008
I received an email with these.
‘If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed;
If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.’
Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress….
But then I repeat myself.
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.
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
which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
-G. Gordon Liddy
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from
poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
Giving money and power to the 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
endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
-Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
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 facts.
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.
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 is safe
while the legislature is in session.
-Mark Twain (1866 )
Talk is cheap…except when Congress does it.
The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal:
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 of misery.
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist
is that the taxi dermist leaves the skin.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the
effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-Herbert Spencer , English Philosopher (1820-1903)
There is no distinctly Native American criminal class
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.