This Week In Quotes: April 30 – May 3
This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is f–ing bullshit. First they say to you … ‘The United States of America, you can do anything you want – go for it! So then you go for it and you make it and everyone’s like, ‘F*ck you!’ — Jon Lovitz
But if you try to see things like a state for a second, it’s simply unsustainable to have a libertarian immigration policy and a liberal welfare state. Ultimately, if you don’t want cops asking for your papers, you need to get rid of one or the other. — Jonah Goldberg
As Neal McCluskey points out in a Cato Institute white paper, government outlays intended to hold down the price of a college degree have ballooned, in inflation-adjusted dollars, from $29.6 billion in 1985 to $139.7 billion in 2010: an increase of 372 percent since Ronald Reagan’s day.
Most of that prodigious growth is very recent. The College Board, which tracks each type of financial assistance in a comprehensive annual report, shows total federal aid soaring by more than $100 billion in the space of a single decade — from $64 billion in 2000 to $169 billion in 2010. (The College Board’s data, unlike Cato’s, includes higher-education tax credits and deductions.)
And what have we gotten for this vast investment in college affordability? Colleges that are more unaffordable than ever. — Jeff Jacoby
The oil and gas jobs the Golden State political class shuns pay around $100,000 a year on average. — Joel Kotkin
“What’s the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? A pit bull is delicious.” — Barack Obama
I believe the scripture says that being gay is a sin. But every time I say that I get people saying, ‘well you’re a gay hater, you’re a gay basher.’ Gays are some of the nicest, kindest, most loving people in the world, but my faith is based on what I believe the scripture says and that’s the way I read the scripture. — Joel Osteen
We can learn to ignore the bullsh*t in the Bible and what it says about gay people. — Dan Savage
Obama’s father was a polygamist; his grandfather was a polygamist; and his great-grandfather was a polygamist who had one more wife (five in total) than Romney’s great-grandfather. It seems President Obama is the first male in his line not to be a polygamist. — Mark Steyn
(Mitt Romney) had (a fundraiser) in Israel with a bunch of diamond merchants, we don’t know the names of them.
Over the past two centuries, the Democratic Party has had many powerful orators. Needless to say, Harry Reid, the Democratsâ€™ Senate Majority Leader since November of 2006, has failed to live up to this proud heritage on a titanic scale. Which is why, from The Home Office in Carson City, Nevada, we’re proud to present, The Top Ten Harry Reid gaffes!