If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. 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.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. 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.