The Labour Mantra… "sleaze"!

What was it that Labour kept repeating like a Mantra during the last Tory Government? Wasn’t it “sleaze, sleaze, sleaze”? At the time I couldn’t help recall the old saying, “what goes around comes around”. Only now the Tories can’t take advantage of it as they are up to their necks in the shyte as well.

Now we are all beginning to see MPs for what they really are. It’s taken most of us rather a long time so I thought you might like to read the views of our more illustrious ancestors – they knew! … Read on:

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress… But then I repeat myself.” – Mark Twain

“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.” – Winston Churchill

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

“Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.” – James Bovard

“Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.” – Douglas Casey

“Giving money and power to government is like giving whisky and car keys to teenage boys.” – PJ O’Rourke

“Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavours to live at the expense of everybody else.” – Frederic Bastiat

“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 i it stops moving, subsidise it.” -Ronald Reagan

“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.” – Voltaire

“Just because you don’t take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you!” – Pericles (430 BC)

“No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislate’ is in session.” – Mark Twain

“The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.” – Ronald Reagan

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery“. – Winston Churchill

“The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.” – Mark Twain

“What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.” – Edward Langley Hear! Hear! (Ampers)

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


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