Politics, Moderate



Laughs to ease your election pain

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“Then give me all MY money!” says the mugger.

Too often, people think the argument in Washington is between Republicans and Democrats, but it’s really between the voters and the politicians and our ever-growing government, as this joke illustrates well:

Three contractors submit bids to fix a broken fence at the White House.

Contractor one tells a White House official he can do it for $800. Contractor two says he can do it for $700. Contractor three says he can do it for $2,700.

“How did you come up with such a high figure?” the official asks the third contractor?

“Easy,” says contractor three. "You give me $2,700. I give you $1,000. I keep $1,000. Then we hire contractor two to fix the fence for $700!"


We recently lost one of our greatest political humorists, P.J. O’Rourke, whose humor was filled with truth:

“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation,” he said, “the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.”

“There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please,” he said. “And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.”

“A little government and a little luck are necessary in life,” he said, “but only a fool trusts either of them.”


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