Richard ArmeyRichard Armey, (1940- ) U.S. Congressman (R-TX) (1985–2003), House Majority Leader (1995–2003).

Richard Armey Quote

“Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.”

Richard ArmeyRichard Armey
~ Richard Armey

Ratings and Comments

A HREF="" title="  " target="_tab", Vancouver, GVRD(Paine Cnty), Coastal Lwr Mainland BC(State of Neo Sumer), U.S. of Eh!

Quite brilliant, it would be nice if his constituency and others took his advice, media included (local and national).

Joe, Rochester, MI

My child I support willingly. Thieves beware when entering my home. Politicians keep voting themselves raises, pet projects, and wars at our expense. Stop it! Follow the Constitution you swore to uphold.

Anonymous, Reston, VA US

... and there is a fourth group which also needs close supervision... the self-centered filthy rich who act like children, are actually thieves, and can/do buy the politicians.

MK, Houston, TX

Goodness Mr. Anonymous in Reston, VA--you are indeed a bitter one aren't you? (Pst: jealousy is not becoming!). Dick Armey was a real joy and as one of his constituants I hated to see him retire. He did have a great idea though...the flat tax...and what made his idea so great was that there would be no payroll deduction...he said it would be best for people to write out a check to the government every month for their taxes, THEN, after the 2nd month, there would be a revolt when people finally understood just how much they pay.

David L. Rosenthal, Hollywood

Take my wife, please.

Terry Berg, Occidental, CA

She may have been taken already - by the politicians. - lol

WTW, Rossville, GA

Without Mr. Armey's ideological blinders, he might see better. Hindsight on Enron, and a present view of broader financial mayhem, suggests that priority supervision initiatives be aimed at corporate executives.

jim k, austin

I suspect that Anon, Reston, hates the "filthy rich" because he ain't one.

jim k, austin

As to the quote, thieves and politicians are the same, especially with Nancy and the gang in charge.

jim k, Austin, Tx

I prefer a thief to a politician. At least the thief doesn't tell you that he's robbing you for your own good.

Cal, Lewisville, TX

Dick was my congressman. Liked him very well.


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