Nancy Pelosi was visiting a primary school in Orlando and visited a grade four class. They were in the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings.
The teacher asked Mrs. Pelosi if she would like to lead the discussion on the word ‘tragedy.’ So our illustrious Democrat asked the class for an example of a ‘tragedy’.
One little boy stood up and offered: “If my best friend, who lives on a farm, is playing in the field and a tractor runs him over and kills him, that would be a tragedy.”
“No,” said Pelosi , “that would be an accident.”
A little girl raised her hand: “If a school bus carrying 50 children drove off a cliff, killing everyone, that would be a tragedy.”
“I’m afraid not,” explained Pelosi . “That’s what we would call a great loss.”
The room went silent. No other child volunteered. Pelosi searched the room.
“Isn’t there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?”
Finally at the back of the room, Little Johnny raised his hand. The teacher held her breath.
In a quiet voice he said: “If the plane carrying you was struck by a ‘friendly fire’ missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy.”
“Fantastic!” exclaimed Pelosi, “That’s right. And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?”
“Well,” says Johnny, “It has to be a tragedy, because it sure as hell wouldn’t be a great loss … and you can bet your sweet ass it wouldn’t be an accident either!”
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
I 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.
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-
Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
French Economist (1801-1850)
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.
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free!
-P J. O’Rourke-
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!
-Pericles- (430 B.C.)
No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
-Mark Twain- (1866)
Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it.
The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
English Philosopher (1820-1903)
There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress.
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
FIVE BEST SENTENCES
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation!
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