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Zippity
12-01-2013, 09:08 PM
"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

Whenu
12-01-2013, 09:21 PM
I knew he was old but not that old.

R2x1
12-01-2013, 10:06 PM
I knew he was old but not that old.
It's not as bad as you think, he was quite young when he said it.

Cato
12-01-2013, 10:58 PM
I ask you, sir, DID CAESAR NOT DELIVER?!

Also, that sounds like utter crap. The executions of those attempting civil war for the pardoning/cancellation of ALL DEBT IN ROME is what forced him into exile.
I do believe Dolabella was the one who finally absolved all Roman citizens of debt.

Cicero
13-01-2013, 09:06 AM
"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

As I do a Rip Van Winkle, my sentiments still.