It has been said if we don't learn from history then history will repeat itself over and over. That seems to be what history is doing now. Subject: Best Political Quote For Any Era "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 just curtailed, lest Rome becomes bankrupt. People must again learn to work instead of living on public assistance." -- Cicero, 55 BC . So, evidently we've learned absolutely nothing over the past 2073 years.