Monday, June 13, 2011


Thomas Jefferson was a very sharp guy. Bought about 25% of modern day America for $15 million.

That's smart. Jefferson used debt to make the purchase, but nobody's criticizing him for it. We paid the debt off in a few years.

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We'll call him TJ, to save space, but here are some interesting tid-bits. One of my favorites -about TJ, rather than from him - was from John F. Kennedy:

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." - JFK

Here's another nugget from JFK:

"It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now ... Cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus." - JFK

Here are some morsels from TJ, the smartest President:

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." - TJ

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes, a principle which if acted on, would save one-half the wars of the world." - TJ

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." - TJ

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government." - TJ

Some quotes from President Obama:

"It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." - BHO

"I just miss - I miss being anonymous." - BHO

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