Monday, December 26, 2011

Best Quotes of the year

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Our story today contains the 50 best political quotes from 2011.  I’ve quoted a few to allow you to sample what some of them are.

The 50 Best Political Quotes For 2011

If you’ve ever known anyone with a serious addiction, the easiest thing for friends and family to do is pretend it’s not a big deal. Who wants to have a confrontation? Far easier to let things slide and have a good time. “Let’s have a nice Thanksgiving without any arguments, OK?”

THE TEA PARTY IS LIKE THE COUSIN WHO’S BEEN THROUGH AA AND REFUSES TO PRETEND ANYMORE. As a result, he spoils everyone’s good time. For the enablers, and others in denial, he’s the guy ruining everything, not the drunk.

Uncle Sam is the drunk and the tea partiers are the annoyingly sober — and a bit self-righteous — cousin. Measured by spending, and adjusted for inflation, the federal government has increased by more than 50 percent in 10 years. Some have enabled the drunken spending, others continue to deny it’s even a problem.

The tea party is sounding the wake-up call. If America didn’t have a problem, then there really would be good cause to be furious with the forces of sobriety. Nobody likes a party-pooper, especially the people hooked on partying. — Jonah Goldberg

The biggest myth about labor unions is that unions are for the workers. UNIONS ARE FOR UNIONS, just as corporations are for corporations and politicians are for politicians. — Thomas Sowell

Obama) keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don’t invest, their holding too much money. We haven’t heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody’s afraid of the government and there’s no need soft peddling it, it’s the truth. It is the truth. And that’s true of Democratic businessman and Republican businessman, and I am a Democratic businessman and I support Harry Reid. I support Democrats and Republicans. And I’m telling you that THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN THIS COUNTRY IS FRIGHTENED TO DEATH OF THE WEIRD POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. And until he’s gone, everybody’s going to be sitting on their thumbs. — Steve Wynn

In his early activist days, Barack Obama the community organizer SUED BANKS TO EASE THEIR LENDING PRACTICES. Now his administration is suing banks for issuing risky mortgages. — Jim Hoft

My next door neighbor’s two dogs have created more SHOVEL READY JOBS than this administration. — Gary Johnson

We are living in a bizarre moment in history. Our establishment–the press, the academy, all unions, most politicians, many in business who have skin in the Ponzi game–assure us that BORROWING TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO FINANCE WASTEFUL SPENDING, WHILE STICKING OUR CHILDREN WITH THE TAB PLUS INTEREST, IS PERFECTLY SENSIBLE. On the other hand, believing that we should live within our means is? Crazy! — John Hinderaker

The total present value of payments expected under Social Security and Medicare beyond what is expected to be collected under current tax laws is about $100 trillion. One way to put that amount of money in context is to note that it is about twice the amount of all the net private assets that exist in America today. To answer cw’s question directly, the best back-of-envelope estimate is that meeting THIS UNFUNDED PORTION OF OUR SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE COMMITMENTS WOULD REQUIRE ROUGHLY AN IMMEDIATE 80 PERCENT INCREASE IN FEDERAL INCOME TAXES, sustained forever. — Jim Manzi

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