There’s a Reason He’s Called “The Great Communicator”


“I’ve been a little disappointed lately with some in the business community who have forgotten that feeding more dollars to government is like feeding a stray pup. It just follows you home and sits on your doorstep asking for more.”

— Ronald Reagan

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  1. Cute. Always has been nice to have a cute quip ready to sidestep coming to grips with complex issue. Certainly more fun than leading an effort to educate the public rather than pandering to the lowest common denominator.

    Comment by Dave — 11.19.2009 @ 6:27 pm

  2. If you mean by, “educate the public,” selling them on tax hikes, I’ll take the quip any day…

    Comment by NoOneInParticular — 11.20.2009 @ 9:35 am

  3. Actually, B.F. Skinner made this point. If you feed anything it will be on your doorstep in no time flat.

    Comment by Robyn Boyer — 11.20.2009 @ 2:05 pm

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