Political Wisdom – part 2:
1) Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
– Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
2) 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)
3) I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
– Will Rogers
4) If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free.
– P.J. O’Rourke
5) 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)
6) 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.)
7) No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
– Mark Twain (1866)
8) Talk is cheap… except when Congress does it.