Thoughts for while Obama and Dems bring down the country

Reflect on these.

 

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

 

2. If you don't read the newspaper, you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.

-- Mark Twain

 

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.

-- Mark Twain

 

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

 

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

-- George Bernard Shaw

 

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

 

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

-- James Bovard

 

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

 

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

-- P.J. O'Rourke

 

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

-- Frederic Bastiat

 

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

 

12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

-- Will Rogers

 

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.

-- Voltaire

 

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.)

 

16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.

-- Mark Twain

 

17. Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it.

-- Anonymous

 

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

 

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

 

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.

-- Herbert Spencer

 

22. There is no distinctly native American criminal class... save Congress.

-- Mark Twain

 

23. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

-- Gerald Ford

 

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  • As a journalist, and especially with the Tribune, I think you should reread #2.

    Also, Mark Twain, adding in #3 and #22, seems to be nonpartisan, while your headline certainly isn't. Both the Dems. and Repubs. fall into #22. And the House Repubs. certainly have no compunction about also "bringing down the country." If not, they would not be engaging in "one house bill" futile exercises.

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