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25 STATEMENTS ABOUT GOVERNMENT

> 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 congress.
> — John Adams
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> 2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
> — Mark Twain
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> 3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
> — Mark Twain
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> 4.  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
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> 5.  A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
> — George Bernard Shaw
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> 6.  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
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> 7.  Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
> — James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)
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> 8. 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
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> 9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
> — P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian
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> 10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
> — Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
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> 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)
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> 12. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
> — Will Rogers
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> 13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!
> — P.J. O’Rourke
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> 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.
> — Voltaire (1764)
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> 15. 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.)
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> 16. No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
> — Mark Twain (1866)
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> 17. Talk is cheap…except when Congress does it.
> — Anonymous
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> 18. The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
> — Ronald Reagan
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> 19. 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
> 20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
> — Mark Twain
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> 21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
> — Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
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> 22. There is no distinctly native American criminal class … save Congress.
> — Mark Twain
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> 23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
> — Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)
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> 24. A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.
> — Thomas Jefferson
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> 25. The biggest difference between Republicans and Democrats is the spelling.