Priceless Comments On Government

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

Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on
what to have for dinner. --James Bovard (1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich
countries to rich people in poor countries. --Douglas Casey (1992)

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

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live
at the expense of everybody else. --Frederic Bastiat

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. --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

If you want government to intervene domestically, you're a liberal. If you want government to intervene overseas, you're a conservative. If you want
government to intervene everywhere, you're a moderate. If you don't want
government to intervene anywhere, you're an extremist. --Joseph Sobran

In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as
possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. --Voltaire

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 are safe while the legislature is in
session. --Mark Twain (1866)

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself. --Mark Twain

Talk is cheap-except when Congress does it.

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 inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings.
The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
-Winston Churchill

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

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill
the world with fools. --Herbert Spencer (1891)

There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress. --Mark Twain

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well
please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the
consequences. --P.J. O'Rourke (1993)

We 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

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians. --Edward Langley

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to
be bought and sold are legislators. --P.J. O'Rourke