(Humor Based on Truth)
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
2.. If you don't read the
newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the
newspaper you are misinformed.
3.. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you
member of Congress. But then I repeat
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
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can
always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw
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.. Democracy must be something more than two
wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for
James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
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
10. Government is the great fiction, through
which everybody endeavors to live at the expense
of everybody else.
Frederic Bastiat, French Economist
11. 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)
12. I don't
make jokes. I just watch the government and
report the facts.
13. If you think health care is expensive now,
wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
P. J. O'Rourke
14. 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.
because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in
-- Pericles (430 B. C.)
16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe
while the legislature is in session.
Mark Twain (1866)
17. Talk is cheap... Except when Congress does
18. The government is like a baby's alimentary
canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other.
19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the
unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent
blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of
20. The only difference between a tax man and a
taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the
21. The ultimate result of shielding men from
the effects of folly is to fill the world with
Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher
22. There is no distinctly native American
criminal class... Save Congress.
23. What this country needs are more unemployed
Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
government big enough to give you everything you
want, is strong enough to take everything you