Monday, January 21, 2013

Churchill on Economy

1) "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."............2) "Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."............3) "If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law."............4) "Socialists think profits are a vice, I consider losses the real vice."............5) Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon."............6) "There is no such thing as a good tax."

4 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

Thank you for reminding me why of a few of the reasons I always admired Winston Churchill.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Kind of a combination of Thomas Jefferson and Mort Sahl.

dmarks said...

The statement "There is no such thing as a good tax." should not be meant as a statement that there should be no taxes at all, but that this "necessary evil" should be treated as just that, an evil.... and only done if absolutely necessary.

That's the civically-aware position, not shared I am sure by those who think that mom-and-pop store operators are all plutocrats.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Yeah, I think that that's probably what Churchill meant by that. Not that the government shouldn't be taxing at all.