Political Wisdom

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Political wisdom! Now there’s an oxymoron!!

1. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. — Mark Twain
2. 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
3. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. — George Bernard Shaw
4. 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
5. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. — James Bovard
6. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. — Douglas Casey
7. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. — P. J. O’Rourke
8. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. — Frederic Bastiat
9. 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
10. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. — Will Rogers
11. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. — Mark Twain
And I’ll add this one.
12. The difference between the two parties is the difference between syphillis and gonorrhea. — Rita Mae Brown

And we’ll add a couple of notable quotes, too.

13. “Comparable casualties [to 655,000 Iraqis having died “as a consequence of the war” as estimated by researchers from Johns Hopkins] in our country would mean that every person in Atlanta, Denver, Boston, Seattle, Milwaukee, Fort Worth, Baltimore, San Francisco, Dallas and Philadelphia would be dead. Every. Single. Person.” — Mike Ferner as quoted in Socialist Worker
14. “There is no chance for “victory” or “success” in Iraq at this late date, and little chance for even averting disaster. What is done cannot be undone. There is no “way forward.” The moment for political courage came and went. Those who could not summon it then, those who failed to speak out when their nation most needed them, find that there is nothing they can do to make up for that failing.” – Cynthia Tucker, editorial page editor for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

h/t Today In Iraq

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