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Welfare State

Different because everyone can't be on the dole

Welfare State thanks to Jim Serritella

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Welfare incipients - Archie Bunker

Erection: When Japanese go to vote. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

In politics nothing is contemptible. - Benjamin Disraeli

Voters want a fraud they can believe in. - Will Durst

An educated people can be easily governed. - Frederick II

In a democracy, dissent is an act of faith. - J. William Fulbright

In Congress, it's all pork, all the time. - Jim Cooper

Talk is cheap... except when Congress does it. - Unknown

All government, of course, is against liberty. - H L Mencken

Liberty is never being too sure you're right. - Learned Hand

Those who trade liberty for security have neither. - John Adams

Self-government won't work without self-discipline. - Paul Harvey

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. - George Bernard Shaw

It's so much easier to throw rocks than it is to govern. - Karen Bass

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

Democracy becomes a government of bullies tempered by editors. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Commitments the voters don’t know about can't hurt you. - Ogden Nash

Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy. - Sir Peter Ustinov

The most important political office is that of the private citizen. - Louis D. Brandeis

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week. - Will Rogers

Passion and prejudice govern the world, only under the name of reason. - John Wesley

Politics is the chloroform of the Irish people, or, rather the hashish. - Oliver St. John Gogarty

Every woman dreams of her own political career and her own place in life. - Raisa M. Gorbachev

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote. - William E. Simon

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. - Abraham Lincoln

Liberty is the right to do what I like; license, the right to do what you like. - Bertrand Russell

Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. - H L Mencken

My sheer existence is like a political act to a lot of people. It's not to me. - Grimes

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

Either the government will be given to us or we shall seize it by marching on Rome. - Benito Mussolini

Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people. - Oscar Wilde

When the body of the people is possessed of the supreme power, it is called a democracy. - Charles de Secondat

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

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. - George Bernard Shaw

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. - Thomas Jefferson

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

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age. - Robert Frost

Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being. - Morris Joseph

Politics is for people who have a passion for changing life but lack a passion for living it. - Tom Robbins

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. - Will Rogers

Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. - Unknown

My love life is terrible. The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty. - Woody Allen

Ex-Presidents of the United States get state subsidies. Not so in Russia. You get no government support. - Mikhail Gorbachev

The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think. - Malcolm de Chazal

I don't look for much to come out of government ownership as long as we have Democrats and Republicans. - Kin Hubbard

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. - John Kenneth Galbraith

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. - Theodor Adorno

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato

Love, like democracy, can survive almost any attack - except neglect, indifference and maybe an arrow in the back. - Unknown

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. - Thomas Jefferson

I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress. - Ronald Reagan

It's especially hard if the government is not providing services, or is even conducting ethnic cleansing against you. - Paul Harvey

Happiness is being content with what you have, living in freedom and liberty, having a good family life and good friends. - Divyanka Tripathi

One lesson you better learn if you want to be in politics is that you never go out on a golf course and beat the President. - Lyndon B. Johnson

The most dangerous person of the world is a member of the United States Congress just home from a three-day fact-finding trip. - Johnny Isakson

We're at a point in history where everyone needs to pay attention to politics. Too much is at stake for us to be apathetic. - Kevin Costner

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
"I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both. - Louis D. Branders

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. - Ronald Reagan

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. - Oscar Ameringer

In a world of complex threats, our security and leadership depends on all elements of our power - including strong and principled diplomacy. - Barack Obama

Being in politics is like being a football coach; you have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important. - Eugene McCarthy

Our ancestors believed in magic, prayers, trickery, browbeating and bullying. I think it would be fair to sum that up as 'Irish politics'. - Flann O'Brien


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