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The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they've been appointed and thinking they've been anointed.

This country has gotten where it is in spite of politics, not by the aid of it. That we have carried as much political bunk as we have and still survived shows we are a super nation.
The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.
What in fact takes place in an election is that two hand picked candidates are propped up before the citizenry, each candidate having been selected by a very small group of politically active people. A minority of the people... then elects one of these hand picked people to rule itself and the majority.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
In politics we presume that everyone who knows how to get votes knows how to administer a city or a state. When we are ill... we do not ask for the handsomest physician, or the most eloquent one.
Whiskey has killed more men than bullets, but most men would rather be full of whiskey than bullets. What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers.
Today's dime is really a dollar with all the taxes deducted.
It is getting harder and harder to support the government in the style to which it has become accustomed.
In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.
I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is -- I could be just as proud for half the money.
There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist -- the taxidermist leaves the hide.
I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age -- which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Patrick Henry railed against taxation without representation. He should see it with representation.
If Thomas Jefferson thought taxation without representation was bad, he should see how it is with representation.
No nation ever taxed itself into prosperity.
The power to tax is the power to destroy.
The taxpayer; that's someone who works for the federal government, but doesn't have to take a civil service examination.
The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.

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