Co-blogger Bryan asked for candidates for ridiculous sentences on economic policy. I have one candidate and another possible.
The first is the old socialist saw:
Production for use and not for profit.
The second, which I can't find quickly, is the late Senator Edward Kennedy's statement in the 1960s, when he was one of the leading defenders of the draft, that an all-volunteer force would be unfair to black people because a disproportionately high percentage of them would join.