Politics: The Whole Truth


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 on  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. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. – P.J. O’Rourke

8. 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

9. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. – Will Rogers

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

11. No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. – Mark Twain

12. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. – Anonymous

13. 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

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

15. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress. – Mark Twain

16. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians – Edward Langley

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

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