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    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 become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.

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    sasguru should learn to stop calling everyone cretin. atw should get a new sofa. RH and MF should work out their differences in a room.

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    Cicero for PM!!!! Sure he' be as good as some we've had, despite being a bit dead.

    sasguru should learn to stop calling everyone cretin
    Agree. Looked in here the other day and he was doing it for the umpteenth time, in response to a perfectly sensible comment by d00000000000000gh. Permanently on the ignore list as far as I'm concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    Cicero for PM!!!! Sure he' be as good as some we've had, due to being a bit dead.
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    I was in the back of a chariot the other day, you should have heard the chariot driver bang on -

    them bloomin Visigoths. comin over here taking all our jobs and wimmin. And that Cicero. what a goon, ending Macedonian boom and bust my @rse



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    Quote Originally Posted by EternalOptimist View Post
    I was in the back of a chariot the other day, you should have heard the banging going on
    Knowing you it was the gay saunas in London.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoggoth View Post
    Cicero for PM!!!! Sure he' be as good as some we've had, despite being a bit dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    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 become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.

    Cicero.
    Urban legend; apparently the original quote was "The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockhouse View Post
    Urban legend; apparently the original quote was "The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall."

    That is all.
    Apparently it was made up by some chap called Taylor Caldwell in a fictional account of Cicero's life: Cicero on fixing the economy - snopes.com

    EDIT: and it looks like Taylor wasn't actually a chap

    Taylor Caldwell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Last edited by NickFitz; 26th October 2012 at 11:36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibbon View Post
    ... People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.

    Cicero.
    Politicians have always been the same - all piss & wind. As Cicero must have well known, there was hardly any point in freeborn plebeian Romans (the people he was obviously referring to) working, as imported slaves were available to work practically free besides their bed and board.

    Substitute immigrants, and the same applies to many people today.
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