Thursday, 22 May 2014

The Budget.

"The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be
tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be
curtailed, lest Rome will become bankrupt. People must again learn to work
instead of living on public assistance.
" - Cicero , 55 BC


So, evidently we've learned little over the past 2,069 years.

3 comments:

River said...

So true. Wars and budgets, we never learn.
Let me correct that, politicians and other governing parties never learn.

Vest said...

About 550 years prior to Cicero's administration in Rome, Solon who abolished Draco's dreadful "Draconian laws in Greece, introduced a fair system of 'Income Tax' for the Greek people.
So it is obvious a hundred or more generations later, pollies have never learned from the mistakes of their forefathers.


Thankyou 'River' fpr your comment.

Elephant's Child said...

River is right. Which means that we continue to repeat some horrors.