Monday, July 20, 2009

Ronald Reagan: Politics with a Smile

"The 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."

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

"Government is like a baby - an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other."

"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself."

"I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress."

"One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it."

"The problem is not that people are taxed too little; the problem is that government spends too much."

"We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added."

"The taxpayer is someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

"Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse."

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