Sunday, August 30, 2009

Of Socialism, Government, Rationing and Other Reform Scare Words

The other side has socialism, they have fear of government, they have rationing, and all these…scare phrases.

Tom Daschle, Democrat health reform facilitator, on why Obama’s eloquence isn’t selling his health policy

Why is Obamacare losing momentum? It may be because America is a center right rather than a center left nation. These scare word quotes from Winston Churchill, who considered himself half-American because of his American mother, may also help explain the loss of Obamacare mojo.

Scare words< and phrases


In finance everything that is agreeable is unsound, and everything that is sound is disagreeable.

Expenditure always is popular; the only unpopular part about it is the raising of the money to raise the expenditure.


There is no surer method of economizing and saving money than the reductions of the number of officials.

Bureaucratic management cannot compare in efficiency with that of well-organized private firms. The bureaucrats suffer no penalties for wrong judgment; so long as they attend their offices punctually and do their work honestly they are completely disinterested in the correctness of their judgment.

Deficit Spending

All social reform which is not founded upon a stable medium of internal exchange becomes a swindle and a fraud.

Free Enterprise

If you destroy a free market, you create a black market.

The production of new wealth must precede common wealth, otherwise their only be common poverty.


Those whose minds are attracted or compelled to rigid and symmetrical systems of government should ember that logic, like science, must be servant and not the master of man. Human beings and human societies are not structures that are built or machines that forged. They are plants that grow and must be treated as such.


We must be beware of trying to build a society in which nobody accounts for anything but a politicians or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges.

The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

You may try to destroy wealth and find that all you have done is to increase poverty.
Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.

“All Men are created equal,” says the American Declaration of Independence, “All men are kept equal,” says the British Socialist Party.


The idea that a nation can tax itself into prosperity is one of the crudest delusions which have ever befuddled the human mind.

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