A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
Cicero, 55 BC
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
"The russian Bolsheviks have discovered that truth does not matter so long as there is reiteration . They have no difficulty whatever in countering a fact by a lie which, if repeated often enough and loudly enough, becomes accepted by the people". - Brighton, October 4, 1947
* "Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president" /
"Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you."
"You may try to destroy wealth, and find that all you have done is to increase poverty" ... Commons, March 12, 1947
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
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 )
Under this system the best incentive for work disappears, production necessarily drops and indolence and misery prevail in all of society
Plinio Correa de Oliveira
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.
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.
Winston Churchill on private enterprise