Will Rogers was a famous humorist during the depression of the 1930s. Here are some of his quotes concerning politics and government:
"In America we have the best politicians money can buy."
"I could never understand why a man would spend $50,000 to get elected to an office when the job only pays $3000 a year!"
"The taxpayers are sending congressmen on expensive trips abroad. It might be worth it except they keep coming back!"
"Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth."
"You can't say civilization isn't advancing; in every war they kill you in a new way."
"I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."
"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you."
"Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate; now what's going to happen to us with both a Senate and a House?"
"On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does."
"Elections are a good deal like marriages. There's no accounting for anyone's taste. Every time we see a bridegroom we wonder why she ever picked him, and it's the same with public officials."
"The Democrats and Republicans are equally corrupt -- it's only in the amount where the Republicans excel."
"I can remember way back when a liberal was generous with his own money."
"A fool and his money are soon elected."
"We always want the best man to win an election. Unfortunately, he never runs."
"You've got to be an optimist to be a Democrat, and you've got to be a humorist to stay one."
"Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for."
"I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat."