Nothing Changes

I received the following by e-mail. I just had to share with you all.

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 learnt bugger all over the past 2,069 years!

2 thoughts on “Nothing Changes”

  1. That’s brilliant! 🙂

    It reminds me of two quotes I saw complaining about “the youth of today”. One was a recent quote, the other was from over a century ago. It wasn’t obvious which was which, either of them could have been written yesterday.

    1. There are many of these kinds of quotes floating around the interweb. Unfortunately I have discovered that this Cicero “quote” is a corruption of what he really said. That is, I suppose, the danger of taking the information on the web at face value. Still the thought that the problems of today were around so long ago did make me smile.

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