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
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But
Then I repeat myself..
-- Mark Twain
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys
To teenage boys.
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
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)
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it
Costs when it's free!
-- P.J. O'Rourke
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in
-- Mark Twain (1866)
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to
Fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
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
September 25, 2009
In the course of human events there are times when each of us experiences self doubt and ones thought processes come to a screeching halt. Today when attempting my latest in a long line of incredibly overdue blog posts, I was planning on penning my own opinionated tome on the current public debate on health care "reform" being proposed by Comrade Obama. Unfortunately the incessant monotonies of life crashed in on me and squashed any hope of creating an intelligently written post on the subject. In response to this failure I chose the most rational direction to proceed. That direction was to the dreaded "Quote of the Day". I must say, however that these quotes are especially relevant to the current political climate of the country.