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Opinion

June 22, 2013

LIFE BEHIND THE PINE CURTAIN: Relevant Quotations

EDITOR’S NOTE: Life Behind the Pine Curtain is a series of anecdotes collected and edited by Herald-Press Publisher Gary Connor.

“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

“A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.” George Bernard Shaw

“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

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” James Bovard

“Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.” Douglas Casey

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” P.J. O'Rourke

“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

“I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.” Will Rogers

“If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.” P.J. O'Rourke

“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

“No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.” Mark Twain

“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

“The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.” Mark Twain

“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take  everything    you have.” Thomas Jefferson

 

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