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 (1994)

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich countries
to rich people in poor countries.
-- Douglas Casey (1992)

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

Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at
the expense of everybody else.
-- Frederic Bastiat

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
its free.
-- P.J. O'Rourke

In general, the art of government consists in taking as much money as
possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
-- Voltaire (1764)

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

Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself.
-- Mark Twain

Talk is cheap - except when Congress does it.
-- Will Rogers

The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at
one end and no responsibility at the other.
-- Ronald Reagan

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

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please.
And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the
-- P.J. O'Rourke

What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-- Edward Langley

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be
bought and sold are legislators.
-- P.J. O'Rourke
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