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A government big enough to give you everything you want

Posted by Marylily on April 08, 2009 at 17:44

Does anyone have an historical frame of reference for the quote used by Barry Goldwater and Gerald Ford: "a government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take everything you have". Even though it seems a little oxymoronish, I am still interested in the origin.

Who first said "give a hungry man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a hungry man how to fish, and he eats for a lifetime"?