Government big enough to supply everything you need, is big enough to take everything you have.
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.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
-George Bernard Shaw
Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
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 if it stops moving, subsidize it.
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.
Just because you do not take an interest in politics, doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.