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May 26, 2010 3:21 am


Twelve Parallels in Political Economy



The federal budget is to a tolerable government

as the Palace of Versailles is to a two-car garage.

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The Code of Federal Regulations is to the rule of law

as a trainload of cyanide is to a nutritious diet.

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A member of Congress is to the preservation of our liberties

as a member of the Mafia is to the propagation of Christianity.

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The Pentagon budget is to the cost of adequate national security

as the Taj Mahal is to low-income housing.

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The IRS is to serving the public

as a hungry shark is to a school of small fish.

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A government prosecutor is devoted to seeking justice

as a wolf is devoted to preserving a flock of sheep.

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Eminent domain takings are to the public interest

as plague epidemics are to the public health.

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Government “stimulus” spending is to economic recovery

As a sadistic physical therapist is to physical recovery.

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Government planning is to rational allocation of resources

as tone deafness is to musical composition.

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Most federal statutes are to the Constitution

as the Crusaders’ plundering and killing were to the Holy Bible.

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The Supreme Court flees from logic

as a vampire flees from holy water.

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Taxation is to extortion

as extortion is to extortion.

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