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    Half-Fast Rider Strieber's Avatar
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    Tidbits of Wisdom

    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

    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'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)

    If you think health care is expensive now, wait until
    you see what it costs when it's 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)

    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.)

    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 consequences.
    --- P. J. O'Rourke

    We 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

    And my favorite....

    What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
    --- Edward Langley
    The purpose of modern government is to take money from the folks who save and pay their bills and live within their means, and use that to hire government workers; and to keep their power by using the money to buy votes from those who do not save and pay their bills and live within their means.
    JERRY POURNELLE

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    Representative government has broken down. Our politicians represent not the people who vote for them but the commercial interests who finance their election campaigns. We have the best politicians that money can buy

    ed abbey
    tonya r laffey, mba

    follow your bliss (joseph campbell)

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    Half-Fast Rider Strieber's Avatar
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    You go on believing that and don't waste your time voting......Take a look at the Federal Election Commission breakdown of donations from individuals and those to the soft money funds and it is very informative as to which candidates (and which party) are supported by the people vs. PACs. Remember though, most PACS are funded by individual members......
    The purpose of modern government is to take money from the folks who save and pay their bills and live within their means, and use that to hire government workers; and to keep their power by using the money to buy votes from those who do not save and pay their bills and live within their means.
    JERRY POURNELLE

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