Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Quote of the Day

Passed along to me by a friend:

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." ~ Cicero 55 BC

What have we learned in 2,064 years?

Evidently nothing!

2 comments:

Tim Higgins said...

Of course they had it easier back in those days Maggie. Health care was little more than bleeding people or putting the wounded out of their misery, and welfare basically entailed taking care of yourself or starving.

Never the less, it appears that even back in the dim reaches of history, that some understood the limits of government spending.

It should also be noted when the Roman Empire fell, that its government was concerned with giving the people bread and circuses.

(Just something to remember.)

Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...

Maggie,

Who would have ever thought that Cicero would turn out to be a prophet...

(And a damned good one at that...)

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