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Top 100 Quotes About Government Spending

#1. Tariffs, government contracts, naval and military spending, nationalized industries, tax policy, social welfare, the legal privileging of labor unions were among the means at the disposal of the governing class to exploit the public at large for the benefits of its various clienteles. - Author: Ralph Raico
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#2. A national government using New Deal programs and the massive defense spending beginning with World War II and continuing through the Cold War was Johnson's vehicle for expanding the Southern economy and making it, as he hoped, one of the more prosperous regions of the country. - Author: Robert Dallek
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#3. According to government auditors, the stimulus money is being held up because there aren't enough government workers to oversee the spending. So follow me, in other words, government workers who aren't there are needed to spend money we don't have to create jobs that don't exist. - Author: Jay Leno
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#4. Americans for Tax Reform is a national taxpayer organization dedicated to opposing any and all tax increases. We work at the national, state and local level for lower taxes, less government spending and limited government. - Author: Grover Norquist
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#5. The biggest problem confronting the country is our excessive spending. If we're not going to deal with it now, when are we going to deal with it? And we've watched the government explode over the last four years. We've dealt with the revenue issue. - Author: Mitch McConnell
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#6. Many conservatives were openly angry with the Bush administration over enormous government spending and the chaos in Iraq. I don't see as much independent thinking on the left, where President Obama is rarely criticized by his acolytes. - Author: Bill O'Reilly
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#7. To reduce deficit spending and our enormous debt, you reign in spending. You cut the budget. You don't take more from the private sector and grow government with it. And that's exactly what Obama has in mind with this expiration of Bush tax cuts proposal of his. - Author: Sarah Palin
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#8. While restoring a sense of fiscal discipline to Congress is a top priority, infrastructure spending is an important and necessary task of government. Our nation's long-term debt requires us to prioritize and economize with every tax dollar. - Author: Cynthia Lummis
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#9. The goal is to reduce the size and scope of government spending, not to focus on the deficit. The deficit is the symptom of the disease. - Author: Grover Norquist
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#10. After spending time in the East and meeting with ordinary Afghans there, it's hard to imagine how a future Afghan government will retain control of provinces such as Khost or Paktia once U.S. forces are gone. - Author: Joby Warrick
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#11. I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#12. We don't have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#13. At some point the Japanese, Chinese and Saudi buyers of US and European Government bonds will see just what miserable value they offer. Then governments may have to stop all the runaway spending and bailouts and even put up interest rates. - Author: Luke Johnson
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#14. Having said that, I believe we must not compound the natural disaster of Katrina by creating a fiscal disaster in Congress - it is our duty to ensure that we reign in other government spending in any event, and especially in this time of national emergency. - Author: Chris Chocola
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#15. Instead of the Government spending $400,000 on immunisation, we may get far better health outcomes if we spend $100,000 in some other way, on nutrition for example ... When you have an expenditure on getting your community healthier, then the resistance to many childhood diseases is stronger. - Author: Michael Moore
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#16. John Kerry's newfound interest in fiscal discipline is a political gimmick that defies his 20-year record in the Senate and stands in stark contrast to his reckless and expansive promises of new government spending on the campaign trail. - Author: Steve Schmidt
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#17. Democrats have always wanted to grow government with revenues from our society's producers. They aren't sincere about reducing the deficit, because they will not abandon their addiction to spending other people's money. - Author: David Limbaugh
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#18. Social Security is not just another government spending program. It is a promise from generation to generation. - Author: Hank Johnson
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#19. In America ... who is to stop congress from spending too much money. They will not stop themselves, that is certain. Everybody has to think about that now. Who is to stop them. - Author: Gertrude Stein
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#20. If increased government spending with borrowed or newly created money is a 'stimulus,' then the Weimar Republic should have been stimulated to unprecedented prosperity, instead of runaway inflation and widespread economic desperation that ultimately brought Adolf Hitler to power. - Author: Thomas Sowell
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#21. Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve (1979-87): The worst financial investment I ever made was spending so much time in government. The most satisfying personal investment I ever made was spending so much time in government, frustrating as it could be. - Author: Anonymous
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#22. I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general. I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions. - Author: Stephen Harper
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#23. We don't need more politicians insisting we have deficits because you're not taxed enough. Those deficits ballooned from an economy that didn't grow enough and from 50 years of government spending too much. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#24. Coolidge believed that government officials who tell themselves that spending benefits the economy delude themselves and the citizens. Government budgets promote human freedom. - Author: Amity Shlaes
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#25. I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents. - Author: James Madison
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#26. If credit expansion, protectionism, and government spending were a path to prosperity, mankind would have long ago created heaven on earth. - Author: Llewellyn Rockwell
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#27. The difference between them and us is that we want to check government spending and they want to spend government checks. - Author: Ronald Reagan
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#28. Republicans know that government spending creates jobs. They just want that spending to be funneled to their projects and districts ... and they certainly don't want to say it out loud. - Author: Jennifer Granholm
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#29. By making bold cuts in spending and commonsense entitlement reforms, we will make our government simpler, smaller, and smarter. - Author: Mitt Romney
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#30. The idea that more taxes and more government spending is the best way to help hardworking middle class taxpayers - that's an old idea that's failed every time it's been tried. - Author: Marco Rubio
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#31. [I]t kind of terrified me to imagine myself spending the rest of my life tinkering on the margins of the small arguments. - Author: Lawrence Lessig
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#32. I regard reduction in Federal spending as one of the most important issues of this campaign. In my opinion, it is the most direct and effective contribution that Government can make to business. - Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt
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#33. Government spending is taxation. When you look at this, I've never heard of a poor person spending himself into prosperity; let alone I've never heard of a poor person taxing himself into prosperity. - Author: Arthur Laffer
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#34. The number of realists who are betting that both the 'economy gets healthy soon' and this government gets spending under control is a tiny group, indeed. - Author: Bob Beauprez
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#35. Government spending? I don't know what it's all about. I don't know any more about this thing than an economist does, and, God knows, he doesn't know much. - Author: Will Rogers
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#36. We must take away the government's credit card. With limits on both tax revenue and borrowing, the Federal government would finally be forced to get serious about spending cuts. - Author: Alan Keyes
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#37. Corporations care very much about maintaining the myth that government is necessarily ineffective, except when it is spending money on the military-industrial complex, building prisons, or providing infrastructural support for the business sector. - Author: Michael Lerner
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#38. I will veto any spending bill that contains funding for Planned Parenthood, facilities that perform abortion and all government family planning schemes. - Author: Ron Paul
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#39. Class warfare or soaking the so-called rich may make for good populist demagoguery and serve the political ends of the governing masterminds, but it does nothing to solve the grave realities of the federal government's insatiable appetite for spending and its inability to reform itself. - Author: Mark R. Levin
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#40. The government has to spend money during a recession, because their spending is our earning. - Author: Linda Ronstadt
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#41. Everything we know about human nature and about government tells us that individuals using their own money will achieve far more good for themselves and far more for others than politicians spending money they didn't have to work to earn. - Author: Harry Browne
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#42. Increased government spending can provide a temporary stimulus to demand and output but in the longer run higher levels of government spending crowd out private investment or require higher taxes that weaken growth by reducing incentives to save, invest, innovate, and work. - Author: Martin Feldstein
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#43. How do you hold down government spending? - Author: Milton Friedman
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#44. 'Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I'm addicted to spending and big government.' I'd like one of them just to stand up and say that. - Author: Glenn Beck
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#45. For the first time in over a decade, your state government is doing what you do every day at home-spending what it takes in and saving for a rainy day. - Author: Tate Reeves
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#46. Sadly, far too many politicians in Washington lack the courage to do something to fix our problems. They are worried about the political implications of making the hard choices we so desperately need to cut spending and shrink government. - Author: Matt Salmon
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#47. Memo to Congress: America's problem is not that government is too small. It's the spending, stupid! - Author: Bob Beauprez
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#48. I run a taxpayer group - the most powerful guy in D.C., nonsense. OK? There are buildings with thousands of people in them, all lobbying for more spending and higher levels of spending and more government commitments. And there are a handful - a handful of groups that fight for less spending. - Author: Grover Norquist
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#49. Maryland needs someone in Congress who will fight to create jobs, stop out-of-control government spending and defend small businesses. - Author: Andrew P. Harris
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#50. There is nothing inherently fair about equalizing incomes. If the government penalizes you for working harder than somebody else, that is unfair. If you save your money but retire with the same pension as a free-spending neighbor, that is also unfair. - Author: Arthur C. Brooks
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#51. Here in Tennessee, instead of the big spending, big government, job killing agenda of the Obama Administration, Tennesseans have tightened their belts and are struggling to find jobs that will enable them to support their families. - Author: Marsha Blackburn
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#52. You eventually have to figure out how to balance the books. So that's the reason I gave up my day job to come do this was to go fight to create the space where spending matches America's capacity to tax, and that means economic growth and a smaller, humbler federal government. - Author: Mike Pompeo
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#53. Every American knows there are government expenses that are absolutely not necessary. I disagree with the very idea that our government is spending $2.4 trillion in the most efficient manner. - Author: Jeff Miller
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#54. The average Tea Partier is sincerely against government spending - with the exception of the money spent on them. - Author: Matt Taibbi
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#55. We need transparency in government spending. We need to put each government expenditure online so every Floridian can see where their tax money is being spent. - Author: Marco Rubio
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#56. Trillions of dollars are being spent in the name of 'saving' the economy: bailouts, 'stimulus,' omnibus spending bills, budgets, government takeovers of the auto, health care and energy industries, all of which require ever more spending. - Author: Monica Crowley
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#57. [T]ax cuts are not just something that all taxpayers deserve, but also the best way to curb government spending. It is the best kind of tax reform. If the money never reaches the table, Congress can't gobble it up. - Author: Zell Miller
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#58. First rule in government spending: Why build one, when you can have two at twice the price? - Author: Carl Sagan
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#59. The same undisciplined government spending and social engineering that has undermined our economy over the past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land. - Author: Stockwell Day
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#60. Instead of focusing on growing jobs and reigniting our economy, President Obama focused on growing government and tried to remake the United States into the image of the debt-laden countries of Europe. His approach has been more spending, more regulation, and higher taxes. - Author: Rob Portman
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#61. You're having government spending on the economy being cut almost everywhere. That means that the only source of spending for growth has to come from borrowing from the banking system. - Author: Michael Hudson
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#62. When you think about a presidential candidate spending all of his or her time talking to that tiny, tiny fraction of us who have the capacity to fund political elections, it's obvious why the perspective of government is skewed relative to what most Americans care about. - Author: Lawrence Lessig
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#63. The big problem for a democratic government - democrat with a small "d" - is how to hold down government spending. - Author: Milton Friedman
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#64. Conservatives don't merely want less government. They want to raise spending for the military - even bring back Star Wars - not reduce it. They want to build more prisons. There is no move to eliminate the drug enforcement agency. - Author: George Lakoff
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#65. In a very weak economy, when you say 'cut government spending,' what you mean is you're laying off school teachers and you're de-funding various programs that put money into the economy. This means you have more unemployed people that then draw unemployment benefits and don't pay taxes. - Author: Fareed Zakaria
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#66. Here, too, we tend to be schizophrenic. We would all like to see government spending go down, provided it is not spending that benefits us. We would all like to see deficits reduced, provided it is through taxes imposed on others. - Author: Milton Friedman
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#67. It is always and everywhere the province of the central bank to monetize any spending, the government's or the private sector's, by printing enough money to pay for it in depreciated dollars. - Author: Caroline Baum
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#68. Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a spending problem. Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a priority problem. It is time that we begin to fine tune our focus and decide what the priority of government ought to be. - Author: Marsha Blackburn
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#69. It was no accident that the beau ideal of his (John Adams') political philosophy was balance, since he projected onto the world the conflicting passions he felt inside himself and regarded government as the balancing mechanism that prevented those factions and furies from spending out of control. - Author: Joseph J. Ellis
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#70. Those policies - more taxes, more regulation, more debt, more spending, more government - will make American worse. It just will, in my view. - Author: Jeff Sessions
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#71. Infrastructure is one of the core responsibilities of government and one that cannot be shortchanged by other controversial spending. I believe investment in infrastructure pays dividends for decades and is a wise investment of taxpayer dollars. - Author: Douglas R. Oberhelman
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#72. Clinton's successor in the White House, George W. Bush, was committed to expanding government spending for faith-based initiatives. - Author: Tony Campolo
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#73. In almost every enterprise, government has provided business with opportunities for private gain at public expense. Government nurtures private capital accumulation through a process of subsidies, supports, and deficit spending and an increasingly inequitable tax system. - Author: Michael Parenti
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#74. To win elections, politicians have promised practically endless government spending and covered up the cost, leaving generations of taxpayers obligated to pay off the debt. That's wrong, but neither the U.S. nor Europe has a plan to stop it. - Author: David Malpass
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#75. It is inexcusable for the White House and Congress to not even make the effort to find at least some offsets to this new spending, ... No one in America believes the federal government is operating at peak efficiency and can't tighten its belt. - Author: Tom Coburn
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#76. I think Bush has capitulated on affirmative action and government spending. Apart from that, he's OK, I guess. About the same as Howard Dean. - Author: Peter Brimelow
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#77. Whether it's called 'compassionate conservatism' or 'big government Republicanism,' after years of record increases in federal spending, more government is now the accepted Republican philosophy in Washington. - Author: Mike Pence
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#78. We were endowed by our Creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We were not endowed by the Federal Government. We were not endowed by entitlements. We were not endowed by pork barrel spending; we were not endowed by budgetary earmarks. - Author: Lawrence Kudlow
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#79. America needs jobs, smaller government, less spending and a president with the courage to offer more than yet another speech. - Author: Rick Perry
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#80. If we don't get a grip on government spending, there will be no growth. - Author: George Osborne
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#81. As quickly as you start spending federal money in large amounts, it looks like free money. - Author: Dwight D. Eisenhower
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#82. The Senate has sent President Obama a spending bill that gives the government enough money to keep going for two weeks. Our Congress has the financial planning skills of a college sophomore. - Author: Conan O'Brien
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#83. The problem is government spends too much. So raising taxes is what politicians do, instead of reducing spending. - Author: Grover Norquist
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#84. MoveOn loves government. It remains enamored of government spending as fuel for its liberal agenda; and anything that threatens to close that spigot in any degree is perceived as a dire threat - worthy of Chicken-Little warnings that the sky is going to fall. - Author: Bob Barr
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#85. The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever rising tax rates to cover ever rising spending. - Author: Thomas Sowell
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#86. Increased spending, growing government debt and overreaching regulations are stifling job creation and economic growth. - Author: Joe Craft
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#87. Instead of cutting waste, the Obama Administration is hurting workers. President Obama should stop protecting wasteful government spending. - Author: Timothy Griffin
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#88. For more than forty years, the United States Congress has shamelessly used payroll taxes intended for Social Security to fund big government spending. - Author: Mike Pence
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#89. Aside from the poor example it sets, the federal government enables reckless spending on public-employee pensions by offering hope of assistance from Washington if things get bad enough. - Author: Devin Nunes
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#90. We need to focus on issues where we all agree, which is spending discipline and control and making sure that government, both in Springfield and in Washington, doesn't take more from your family budget. - Author: Mark Kirk
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#91. Volcker relied on public opinion, integrity, and persistence to overcome the political pressure to finance government spending the easy way, by printing money rather than by taxation. - Author: William L. Silber
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#92. Ither immediately or ultimately every dollar of government spending must be raised through a dollar of taxation. Once we look at the matter. In this way, the supposed miracles of government spending will appear in another light. - Author: Henry Hazlitt
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#93. Under the administration of George W. Bush, you will recall, federal spending grew pretty significantly. At the same time, the number of people directly employed by the federal government shrank. One of the factors that explained the difference was contracting. - Author: Thomas Frank
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#94. I will continue my consistent record of voting for lower taxes, less spending and fewer regulations to make our government more effective and efficient while upholding our Constitution. - Author: Roscoe Bartlett
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#95. This election presents a stark choice - we can continue down the road of the Obama Democrats, more and more spending, debt and government control of the economy, or we can return to the founding principles of our nation - free markets, fiscal responsibility and individual liberty. - Author: Ted Cruz
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#96. The federal government is far larger than the Founding Fathers ever intended it to be. We have racked up over $16 trillion of debt through wasteful spending, and it is time that we cut that waste and start reducing the size of our government. - Author: Matt Salmon
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#97. The stimulus legislation, technically known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was a mixture of tax cuts for families and businesses; increased transfer payments, like unemployment insurance; and increased direct government spending, like infrastructure investment. - Author: Christina Romer
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#98. We should reduce total government spending as a percentage of the economy. - Author: Grover Norquist
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#99. Hillary Clinton: putting big government spending financed by the Chinese ahead of good-paying jobs for middle-class Americans. Is she guilty or not guilty? - Author: Chris Christie
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#100. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government. - Author: James Madison
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