Redistribution of Wealth Quotations

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 LiddyA government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. –George Bernard ShawForeign 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’RourkeGovernment is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. –Frederic BastiatGovernment’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)I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the acts. –Will RogersIf you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free. –P.J. O’RourkeJust because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you. –Pericles (430 B.C.)No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. –Mark Twain (1866)Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. –Mark TwainTalk is cheap-except when Congress does it. The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. –Ronald ReaganThe inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. -Winston ChurchillThe only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. –Mark TwainWe 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 ChurchillWhat this country needs are more unemployed politicians. –Edward Langley

Wesley Clark’s Tax Reform ‘Fairness’

January 10, 2004

In response to Wesley Clark’s “Real Tax Reform” article in the Wall Street Journal of January 9, 2004 calling for more “fairness” in the tax code and the AMT, at least we now know exactly where Wesley Clark stands on equality: As long as the minority is a small enough voting block, it is ok for the majority to force them to pay for whatever that majority wants. So much for the goal of equality under the law. [Read more...]