Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Piece of Mind

"When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."
-- Benjamin Franklin

"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents."
-- James Madison

"The greatest [calamity] which could befall [us would be] submission to a government of unlimited powers."
-- Thomas Jefferson

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

A government that is big enough to give you everything, is also big enough to take everything away.

--Thomas Jefferson

dies irae said...

Term limits need t o be instituted which will keep the career politicians out of office; drastic reduction in pay (Obama reported $2.3 mil for '08. Cut it back to around $25-60k like the rest of us); and no special benefits like insider investing; no pay after they are out of office (once they are out they have no income like the rest of us; and no taxpayer paid special allowances (if B.O. wants to fly to Cali to take his wife out to eat let him pay for it out of his less than $70k/year).

B.O. and the liberal band wants to limit corporate income, but instead a limit needs to start with the gov't.

John said...

"Down, down, down in a burning ring of fire..."