May 25, 2018

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cur-mudg-eon (cur-muj”un), n. [origin unknown] 1. archaic: a crusty, ill-tempered, churlish old man. 2. modern: 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.

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
— Mark Twain

“We 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

“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

“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.”
— Frederic Bastia

“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

“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

“No man”s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”
— Mark Twain

“The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.”
— Ronald Reagan

 

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