I don't really think that politics is a laughing matter, especially as we may be looking at the next 4 to 8 years of liberal, even radical socialist government in the White House and both houses of Congress, but it may help to make fun of the politicians and their conspirators in the media. Friends often send me interesting stories, political cartoons, jokes and amusing quotes, so I thought it might be prudent to include some very pointed political axioms I recently recieved in this blog. I credit my friend Lynn Kleinman for these. As near as I can tell, the quotes are accurate and extremely correct in content and apply to this election, especially the ones by Mark Twain. If you read this and have not yet decided who you are voting for, perhaps these quotes will help you decide. If you have decided to vote for Obama, you will likely have a few more things that you do not appreciate.
'If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed;
If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.'
Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member of Congress....
But then I repeat myself.
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.
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, Civil Libertarian (1994)
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from
poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
Giving money and power to the government is like
giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody
endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
-Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)
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)
I don't make jokes...
I just watch the government and report the facts.
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.
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.)
No man's life, liberty, or property is safe
while the legislature is in session.
-Mark Twain (1866 )
Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
The government is like a baby's alimentary canal:
a happy appetite at one end and
no responsibility at the other.
The inherent vice of capitalism is
the unequal sharing of the blessings.
The inherent blessing of socialism is
the equal sharing of misery.
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist
is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the
effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
There is no distinctly Native American criminal class
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)
AND THE BEST ONE...
A government big enough to give you everything you want,
is strong enough to take everything you have.