N24S4Pic“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
– George Bernard Shaw

“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, subsidise it.”
– Ronald Reagan (1986)

“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

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.” – PJ 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)

“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)

“Talk is cheap…except when the government does it.” – Anonymous

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!” – Pericles (430 BC)