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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 upon 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 Liddy

 7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.        -- James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. 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)

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

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. -- Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)

 11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases.  These are if it moves, tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it and if it stops moving, subsidize it. -- Ronald Reagan (1986)

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

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

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

15. 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.)

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

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

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

19. 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

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

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.                      -- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class except Congress. -- Mark Twain

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

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

25. We hang the petty thieves, and appoint the great ones to public office. -- Aesop

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