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

If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed…if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.

    Mark Twain

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

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys

    P.J. O’Rourke

The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal. A happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.

    Ronald Reagan

The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.

    Mark Twain

And the best one is saved for last:

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

    Thomas Jefferson

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