27 June 2012

Quoth P.J. O'Rourke...

'Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys'  -P. J. O'Rourke 

The good news is that -according to the Obama administration- the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that 
-according to the Obama administration- you're rich

You can't get rid of poverty by giving people money...

America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. 
America was founded so we could all be anything we 
damned well pleased. 

There's something about Marxism that brings out warts... the only kind of growth this economic system encourages. 

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are the legislators

The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too: When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective. 

There is no virtue in compulsory government charity... and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as caring and sensitive because he wants to expand the government's charitable programs is merely saying that he is willing to do good with other people's money. Well, who isn't?  And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he will do good with his own money... if a gun is held to his head.

Your money does not cause my poverty. Refusal to believe this is at the bottom of most bad economic thinking.