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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Duelling Quotes

I love the quotes from the comments at this thread over at Kevin Baker's place.

Who famously said: "Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for." and "Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it.".

He also said: "There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators."

He was obviously a Reich-wing gun-nut, advocating the killing of elected officials!

"The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets".

"Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing -- and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even."

"Budget: A mythical beanbag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull beans out."
- Will Rogers

Then there's Mark Twain:

"That's the difference between governments and individuals. Governments don't care, individuals do."

"The mania for giving the Government power to meddle with the private affairs of cities or citizens is likely to cause endless trouble, through the rivaly of schools and creeds that are anxious to obtain official recognition, and there is great danger that our people will lose our independence of thought and action which is the cause of much of our greatness, and sink into the helplessness of the Frenchman or German who expects his government to feed him when hungry, clothe him when naked, to prescribe when his child may be born and when he may die, and, in fine, to regulate every act of humanity from the cradle to the tomb, including the manner in which he may seek future admission to paradise."

"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

"There is something good and motherly about Washington, the grand old benevolent National Asylum for the helpless."

"The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets".

Will must not have looked too closely at inheritance taxes.

You could pull multiple Quotes of the Day outta there......

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