There's an excellent alleged Lenin quote that would be highly appropriate for our current circumstances. It's widely reported around the Internets as legit:
The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.Sadly, it may be, in the now-familiar phrase, "fake but accurate."
The most authoritative source I can find (during a commericial break of Family Guy) on a similar quote casts doubt on a lot of what was attributed to Lenin.
(How ironic that Keynes ended up implementing the Lenin millstones by laying his idea of omniscient and benevolent politicians and bureaucrats perfectly taming the business cycle as the theoretical groundwork that paved the way for Greenspan and Bernanke to crush the bourgeoisie!)
When the politicians, the media, and now even the Internets will lie to you, what's a boy to do?
Don't take any wooden nickels, kiddos, and always wear a Snopes.