Will Rogers on Government & Politics
"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the
"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
"The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get
"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."
[ Author Unknown -- from 'Colorado Comments' ]
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