cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
A follow-on to the posting of January 6th…
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. Frederic Bastiat
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.
If it stops moving, subsidize it. Ronald Reagan
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. Will Rogers
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 of taking as much as possible from one party of citizens to give to the other. Voltaire
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean that politics won’t take an interest in you! Pericles
No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. Mark Twain
Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. Anonymous
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 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