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I like number 7.

Great Truths

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

7. Giving money and power to
government is like giving whiskey
and car keys to teenage boys.
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

8. 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)

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

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

11. No man's life, liberty, or
property is safe while the
legislature is in session.
-- Mark Twain (1866)

12. Talk is cheap, except when
Congress does it. -- Anonymous

13. 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

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

15. There is no distinctly Native
American criminal class, save
Congress. -- Mark Twain

16. What this country needs are
more unemployed politicians
--Edward Langley,
Artist (1928-1995)

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


1. You cannot legislate the poor into
prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without
working for, another person must
work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to
anybody anything that the
government does not first take
from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by
dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the
idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the
beginning of the end of any nation!

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More opinion then truth but thought provoiking for sure. Number 2 is my fav.
Really? This side of the border that shit is truth....more so now with the Gay Kenyan in Office, but it has been for decades, ever since FDR and before...:eek:

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