Would you vote for this man?

14 November 2010

“…Taxes take from everyone a part of his earnings and force everyone to work for a certain part of his time for the government…

“…“I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves.

“I want them to have the rewards of their own industry-this is the chief meaning of freedom.

“Until we can reestablish a condition under which the earnings of the people can be kept by the people, we are bound to suffer a very severe and distinct curtailment of our liberty…

“…When the government affects a new economy, it grants everybody a life pension with which to raise the standards of existence. It increases the value of everybody’s property, raises the scale of everybody’s wages.

“One of the greatest favors that can be bestowed on the American people is economy in government.”

Read the entire transcript, or watch the historic video of this (not-so-scintillating) speech at Rightnetwork

Update: Related–sort of: “Greece Just Voted for Three More Years of Austerity and Reform” at Business Insider:

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou won a vote of approval in today’s run-off regional elections, which is great news for Greek bondholders…
…This election proves that austerity is not political suicide, even when it sets off riots.

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