Great Truths

 1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.

— John Adams

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

— Mark Twain

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

— Mark Twain

4. 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

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

— George Bernard Shaw

6. 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

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.

–James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.

— Douglas Case, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University.

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

— P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.

— Frederic Bastiat, French economist(1801-1850)

11. 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.

–Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.

— Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!

— P. J. O’Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.

–Voltaire (1764)

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!

— Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.

— Mark Twain (1866)

17. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it.

— Anonymous

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

— Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.

— Winston Churchill

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

 — Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.

— Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress.

— Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians

–Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

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

— Thomas Jefferson

25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.

— Aesop




1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!



4 Responses to Great Truths

  1. John Bale says:

    Solar panels here

    Jaywick’s employment rate is well below the national average and below that of Pakistani males in the UK. What’s up with you people? Are you mostly pensioners / infirm or what?

    • admin says:

      As far as the Solar Panels go, I would suggest you actually study what is, basically a sales site owned by GT Insulations Ltd. in Scotland. The only reference address tagged is the Sacketts Grove Mobile Home Park. There is certainly no looking for Government money for anything more than to kick start housing.
      With regard to employment, apart from being borderline racist, the employment comparison is an apples and oranges arguement given that the Pakistani population of the UK is at least 200 times that of Jaywick. In percentage terms it is more than likely that the Jaywick percentage of unemployed persons is higher, but in terms of actual numbers, the real world, the number of unemployed is minuscule.

  2. John Bale says:

    But 60% of the residents of Jaywick are unemployed (or unemployable) and subsidised by the taxes of hardworking people like me.
    Jaywickians or whatever you people call yourselves also seem want the government to give you free solar panels, subsidised transport and other unpaid for goodies.

    • admin says:

      I would suggest that as a ‘hardworking’ taxpayer you get your facts straight. The employment rate in Jaywick from the 2011 Census was 48%.
      I’m still trying to work out where the thing about free solar panels came from, if you can tell me the source I’d love to look into it further.
      But more than likely it is yet another of the Media fairy tales that we seem to be stuck with, like the channel 5 exaggerations, of concentrating on a few individuals, in a very confined area, because as we all know good news does not make good television.
      As far as government money and your taxes go, we are getting a very limited amount to try to kick start a housing scheme. Any major investment will be from private initiatiives and not the public purse. So rest assured most of your hard earned taxes will be squandered on Government vanity projects like HS2.

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