My brother in law from down below ... no, he isn’t an Aussi from down under or that other place that came to mind, he’s from below the 49th parallel, and a really great guy ... sent me these quotes the other day and I thought it was an excellent collection.
The thing is, you see, I pay taxes for roads, schools, medical treatment and all these things are not being funded. Yes, there are many other things of course, but I believe these items are where it should start and if there is any money left over at the bottom of the list then those who work for us and keep the records (the same ones who call themselves our “leaders”. I don’t mind that either if it makes them feels good while they are doing their job.) can go ahead and pay themselves. And, of course, they do not get a better pension than those of us who actually contribute to the growth of our country.
Of course, the same could be said for those “down below.”
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Apolitical AphorismsThe problem with political jokes is they get elected.
~Henry Cate, VII~
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
~Adlai Steve nson, campaign speech, 1952~
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle~
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on Congressmen