Ronald Reagan Offers His Views on Government and Politics

“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.”

“The government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: if it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it.”

“Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize it bears a very close resemblance to the first.”

“I am not worried about the deficit. It’s big enough to take care of itself.”ronald-reagan

“The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.”

“Government is like a baby — an alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.”

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’ “

“I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.”

“Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, you coast for awhile, you have a hell of a closing.”



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