My little jokes never hurt anyone, but when Congress makes a joke, it’s a law
And kid Congress and the Senate, don’t scold ’em. They are just children thats never grown up. They don’t like to be corrected in company. Don’t send messages to ’em, send candy. (advice to Roosevelt)
This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the President has to tell ’em.
But with Congress — every time they make a joke it’s a law. And every time they make a law it’s a joke.
The difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse when Congress meets. (attributed)