Tuesday, October 26, 2010

What could those supporting the quarter cent tax increase expect to gain or lose, if Greensboro and Guilford borrow more than $300 million, or not?

The partisan,
when engaged in a dispute,
cares nothing about the rights of the question,
but is anxious only to convince his hearers of his own assertions.

It is difficult to get a man to understand something
when his salary depends on his not understanding it.

Upton Sinclair
Statements by high officials are practically always misleading,
when they are designed to bolster a falling market.

Gerald M Loeb
Follow the money.

Deep Throat
Watergate whistleblower
The proposal of any new law or regulation
which comes from [businessmen]
ought always to be listened to with great precaution
and ought never to be adopted
till after having been long and carefully examined
not only with the most scrupulous, but with the most suspicious attention
It comes from an order of men
whose interest is never exactly the same with that of the public
who have generally an interest to deceive and even to oppress the public
and who accordingly have, upon many occasions
both deceived and oppressed it
Adam Smith
Moral philosopher and Father of Modern Economics

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