Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Churchill on Taxes, Free Enterprise, and Socialism

It's April 15th, and thus time for some quotes from Winston Churchill about taxes, free enterprise, and socialism.
"There is no such thing as a good tax."

"We contend that for a nation to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy."

"Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it like a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon."

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries."
Where are such men when we need them !