Quotes: Bureaucracy, Bureaucrats, Part 1
(situation in which less and less is done by more and more officials; government agency where after all is said and done, more is said than done)
QuotationsIt is highly improbable that the bureaucrat will put his life on the line. It is absolutely impossible that he’ll put his job on the line.
Bureaucrats write memoranda both because they appear to be busy when they are writing and because the memos, once written, immediately become proof that they were busy.
Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. [How true, how true!]
Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
Be thankful we’re not getting all the government we’re paying for.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberrty.
The only difference between a taxman and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter; they are an entire banquet.
I believe there’s something out there watching over us. Unfortunately, it’s the government.
Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn’t even get out of commitee.
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.
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