Will Rogers on Government & Politics ***
"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."
"With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law, and every time they make a law it's a joke."
"Never blame a legislative body for not doing something. When they do nothing, that don't hurt anybody. When they do something is when they become dangerous."
"Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for."
"The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected."
"The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office."
"The more you read and observe about this Politics thing, you got to admit that each party is worse than the other. The one that's out always looks the best."
"Our public men are speaking every day on something, but they ain't saying anything."
"The budget is a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythical beans into it, and then tries to reach in and pull real beans out."
"If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics."
"Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke."
"The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf."
"The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets."
"I don't want to complain, but every time they build a tax structure, the first thing they nail is me."