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Ode To The Welfare State

Wisdom from a prominent 1949 State of Georgia Democrat

Ode To The Welfare State thanks to Clarence Brown

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Welfare incipients - Archie Bunker

Good government is good politics. - Richard J. Daley

Man is not free unless government is limited. - Ronald Reagan

Every country has the government it deserves. - Joseph de Maistre

Government is an endless pursuit of new ways to tax. - Unknown

Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets. - Ronald Reagan

Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. - H L Mencken

A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves. - Bertrand de Jouvenel

A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top. - James Reston

We have the best government in the world... that money can buy. - Mark Twain

I believe that truth is the glue that holds government together. - Gerald R. Ford

For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program. - Bob Wells

I wish the government would put a tax on pianos for the incompetent. - Edith Sitwell

Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government thinks itself secure. - Bertrand Russell

To lodge all power in one party and keep it there is to insure bad government. - Mark Twain

A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business. - Tom Robbins

A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader. - Harry S Truman

Everyone wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes. - Werner Finck

Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens from violence. - John Foster Dulles

My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government - he promised Dad he'd go straight. - John F Kennedy

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain

There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. - Will Rogers

I think it's an absolute disaster that Australia, the government, allowed kangaroo culling. - Steve Irwin

So, if we lie to the government, it's a felony.
But if they lie to us, it's politics. - Bill Murray

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. - Thomas Jefferson

Its success lies in the fact that it's an insurance plan, not an investment plan or a welfare plan. - James Roosevelt

When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. - George Pataki

One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don't go into government. - Donald Trump

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless. - Milton Friedman

I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don't believe anything the government tells me. Nothing. Zero. - George Carlin

The business of government is to keep the government out of business - that is, unless business needs government aid. - Will Rogers

I am sometimes a fox and sometimes a lion. The whole secret of government lies in knowing when to be the one or the other. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Very few of these panic-mongers have any personal knowledge of the countries that are already under blackshirt government. - Lord Rothermere

The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men. - Plato

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. - H L Mencken

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale. - John W. Gardner

When I am abroad, I always make it a rule never to criticize or attack the government of my country. I make up for lost time when I am at home. - Winston Churchill

If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep. - Will Rogers

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. - Paul Harvey


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