Yesterday's Quotes Still Apply Today

  • Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
    Mark Twain
  • 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
  • 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. 
    Douglas Casey, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University
  • Giving money and power to 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.
    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 (1764)
  • 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 inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.
    Edward Langley, Artist (1928 - 1995)
  • A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
    Gerald Ford
Dr. Mercola's Comments:
It appears some political quotes never go out of style, because history has an uncanny tendency to repeat itself.
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