Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Of course your taxes are going to go up




Duh.

Bushie and Bam have spent money like horny sailors in a whorehouse.

Did you really think that you were not going to pay the bill?

So: for your reading pleasure, some quotes from my favorite curmudgeon, Robert Heinlein:
"Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded—here and there, now and then—are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck. "

or

Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.
or

Political tags—such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, conservative, and so forth—are never basic criteria.

The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.

The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
by Robert A. Heinlein

2 comments:

Publius said...

wow- great quotes. I need to revisit Heinlein in these crazy times.

wildrabbit said...

Where IS Lazarus when you need him?