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HUEY ON POVERTY
“Poverty’s no more romantic than war, and either one can kill you. A rich man’s baby is gonna live where a poor man’s baby is likely to die. Now, health records prove that all over the world and I didn’t tamper with figures. Coming into this world poor is like being dealt deuces and treys and then being told you gotta bet ‘em against aces and kings."
HUEY ON POLITICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
“Those of you who give now will get the best cut of the pie. Those of you who wait til right before the election to give will get what’s left over. Those of you who wait til after the election will get good gov’ment.”
HUEY ON THE U.S. CONGRESS
“Congress ain’t nothing but a disorganized mob. Now, you oughta be able to flatter a third of ‘em into doing what you want. You can scare or bribe another into doing it and the final third won’t make any difference!"
HUEY ON HIS OVERALL RECORD
“Why the Kingfish did more with what he had to work with than anybody since…maybe Jesus stretched out them loaves and fishes. And I’m being as modest about this as circumstances permit."
HUEY ON TAXES
"My only regret about taxes is that I didn’t live to collect more of ‘em. You see, a sensible tax structure is democracy’s best tool. It’s the one great leveler that can prevent the rise of a privileged class to lord it over everybody else and exploit ‘em. At least that’s the theory, anyhow. But I wish Congress and our presidents would allow that to be tested."