I stumbled onto some aphorisms (Usually an aphorism is a concise statement containing a subjective truth or observation cleverly and pithily written) stated by the late American President, Ronald Reagan.
Here they are:
“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. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
“The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.”
“How do you tell a Communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
Each one of these gave me a chuckle, but what floored me was that they were all quotes from Ronald Reagan. I remember severely disliking the man because of my socialist leanings that I held at the time. How times have changed and so have I.
I can now see why Mr. Reagan was as vilified as he was by the Left. This is from a man who represented the state and called its limitations accurately. How refreshing.