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The deficit crisis is real and must be addressed. But it cannot be solved on the backs of the weak and vulnerable. -- Bernie Sanders
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Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Spending on the military doesn't increase the deficit. -- Ronald Reagan
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Look, I don't dispute that the deficit has increased. -- Austan Goolsbee
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The federal budget deficit is the biggest single impediment to revitalizing the American economy. -- Alice Rivlin
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The first year of the Bush administration we used up all of the surplus and ended up just with the Social Security and Medicare surplus, and each year worse than the year before. -- Bobby Scott
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Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it. -- Richard Lamm
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If you lose control of your debt and deficit, you get massive cuts in things such as health and education. You get appalling insecurity, jobs lost, firms going overseas. -- David Cameron
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The federal budget deficit isn't the nation's major economic problem and deficit reduction shouldn't be our major goal.
Our problem is lack of good jobs and sufficient growth, and our goal must be to revive both. -- Robert Reich
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Anything that's done to address unemployment in terms of massive stimulus spending is going to exacerbate deficits. And anything that's done to address deficits in the short-term is going to exacerbate unemployment. -- Indra Nooyi
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I have three adult children, and I have four grandchildren. I want to stop the deficits. I want to make sure that we're not passing on to my children and my grandchildren deficits and that we cannot repay and that they will have to repay and maybe they won't be able to repay them. -- Doug Hoffman
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In order to reduce the deficit, there has to be revenue in addition to cuts. -- Jim Lehrer
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Eschew surplusage. -- Mark Twain
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The truth of the matter is that countries the world over have deficits. Let us remember this about Scotland's deficit: it was not created in an independent Scotland; it was created on Westminster's watch. -- Nicola Sturgeon
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Bush may be a strong leader in the war on terrorism, but on budget deficits he is missing-in-action. -- Jim Cooper
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What has been promised, is debt. -- N.r. Walker
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The Democrats - Democrats on board, the Congress said tax policy.But their tax policy was pretty bad, that added $800 billion to the deficit. -- Lawrence O'donnell
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Both sides of the aisle - Republican and Democrat - have been unwilling and afraid to address the deficit, and someone's got to. -- Rand Paul
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Disability is often framed, in medical terms, as the ultimate disaster and certainly as a deficit. -- Stella Young
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Every year the Federal Government wastes billions of dollars as a result of overpayments of government agencies, misuse of government credit cards, abuse of the Federal entitlement programs, and the mismanagement of the Federal bureaucracy. -- Chris Chocola
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The fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follow that, and in its turn wretchedness and oppression. -- Thomas Jefferson
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Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the 'hidden' confiscation of wealth. Gold stands in the way of this insidious process. It stands as a protector of property rights. -- Alan Greenspan
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Mr. Obama denounced the $2.3 trillion added to the national debt on Mr. Bush's watch as 'deficits as far as the eye can see.' But Mr. Obama's budget adds $9.3 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years. What happened to Obama the deficit hawk? -- Karl Rove
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Economic gross is making us fat. -- Pierre Dukan
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What was one more debit of mortification when my balance sheet was already in the red -- Penny Reid
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Republicans profess to be against deficits, but they are experts at creating and exacerbating deficits. -- Keith Ellison
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Where did all the money go? The Aam Aadmi wants to know. -- Arvind Kejriwal
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Can there be a more lamentable picture than that of a Chancellor of the Exchequer seated on an empty chest by a pool of bottomless deficiency fishing for a budget? -- Robert Peel
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My pan plays down an unprecedented amount of our national debt. -- George W. Bush
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During the Reagan years the left fretted about "two hundred billion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see." What were annual deficits under Reagan became monthly deficits under Obama. In less than eight years, Obama has doubled the national debt. -- Dinesh D'souza
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Well, I think what we need to remember is that budget deficits can impede economic activity. -- Peter Orszag
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To finance this trade deficit, the U.S. has to borrow from the rest of the world or sell American assets like stocks, businesses, and real estate to the rest of the world. -- Martin Feldstein
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We can't have deficit spending in Texas. You have to balance your budget every two years. -- Rick Perry
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Count not what is lost, but what is left. -- D.b. Patterson
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The best way to deal with the deficit is through economic growth. -- Tim Kaine
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I know economists will say well, we could run a small deficit but the problem is that once you cross that line as we see in the United States, nothing stops deficits from getting larger and larger and spiralling out of control. -- Stephen Harper
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When George Bush came into office, we had surpluses. And now we have half-a-trillion-dollar deficit annually. When George Bush came into office, our national debt was around $5 trillion. It's now over $10 trillion. We've almost doubled it. -- Barack Obama
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Washington's insatiable desire to spend our children's inheritance on failed stimulus plans and other misguided economic theories have given record debt and left us with far too many unemployed. -- Rick Perry
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Obama did inherit a deficit when he came into office. Why this fact justifies racking up vastly more debt and bigger deficits is a logical mystery. -- Jonah Goldberg
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I'm not a detail guy. I depend on accountants and administrators to do my detail stuff for me, but I do know the overall picture and I know that if you put business people together in a room, not just politicians, they could shrink the deficit tremendously by good business tactics. -- John Paul Dejoria
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Governments don't reduce deficits by raising taxes on the people; governments reduce deficits by controlling spending and stimulating new wealth. -- Ronald Reagan
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If we do our deficit spending on weapons, at least we get weapons. Then if we need weapons, we have them. If we don't need them, no harm is done. -- P. J. O'rourke
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One insidious practice which sugar-coats the dose of Federal intrusion is the division of expense ... -- Calvin Coolidge
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Slow growth and inflation have a tendency to accompany large deficits and increasing debt as a percentage of GDP. -- Bill Gross
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We have to deal with two issues. Spending and taxes. -- John Boehner
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It is a popular delusion that the government wastes vast amounts of money through inefficiency and sloth. Enormous effort and elaborate planning are required to waste this much money. -- P. J. O'rourke
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Yes, the deficit doctors have their scalpels out all right, but they're not poised over the budget. That's as fat as ever and getting fatter. What they're ready to operate on is your wallet. -- Ronald Reagan
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Restore, without delay, the equilibrium between revenue and expenditures, which has done so much to destroy our credit and derange the whole fabric of government. If that should not be done, the government and country will be involved, ere long, in overwhelming difficulties. -- John C. Calhoun
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I have spoken about deficits, and I think deficits are important because they address broad economic and financial stability. We need to talk about that. -- Ben Bernanke
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I refer, of course, to the debts our nation has amassed for itself over decades of indulgence. It is the new Red Menace, this time consisting of ink. We can debate its origins endlessly and search for villains on ideological grounds, but the reality is pure arithmetic. -- Mitch Daniels
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We came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt. -- Hillary Clinton
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Chronic deficits drastically reduce government's ability to make those infrastructure investments that business needs to grow and create jobs. -- Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
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We're failing when it comes to controlling spending. -- Lindsey Graham
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Deficit reduction is not an end in itself. It is the means to an end. Canadians must now decide what kind of country they want to build with the hard-won dividend. -- Jean Chretien
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A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy. -- Publilius Syrus
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The unjustified swelling of the budgetary deficit and the accumulation of public debts are just as destructive as adventurous stock-jobbing. -- Vladimir Putin
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Our government is deeply disordered; its credit is impaired; its debt increasing; its expenditures extravagant and wasteful; its disbursements without efficient accountability; and its taxes (for duties are but taxes) enormous, unequal, and oppressive to the great producing classes of the country. -- John C. Calhoun
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If you want irresponsible politicians to spend less,
you must give them less to spend. -- Irwin Schiff
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Be totaled; we can't afford a new one. -- Christina Baker Kline
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But if you take pleasure in morality, then you are always in deficit. -- Brian Castro
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When Mr. Obama entered office, he said all the right things about getting Washington spending under control. He even promised to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. Obviously, that didn't happen. -- Pete Hegseth
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It is admitted on all sides that we must equalize the revenue and expenditures. The scheme of borrowing to make up an increasing deficit must, in the end, if continued, prove ruinous. -- John C. Calhoun
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Too much has been given and too much has been lost. -- Harley King
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It is a $270 billion cut in medicare -- William J. Clinton
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Think What You Do When You Run in Debt: You Give to Another Power over Your Liberty -- Benjamin Franklin
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Larger deficits are necessary and proper means to mitigate unemployment as the far greater evil in terms of human welfare. -- William Vickrey
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When Republicans used reconciliation in 2001 for the Bush tax cuts, they used it to increase the deficit. The whole purpose of reconciliation is for deficit reduction! -- Kent Conrad
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He [Barack Obama] talked about deficit reduction. This got me he was talking about how the deficit's being reduced faster in the last 60 years. That's because he's collected more taxes. That's like bragging that you paid your rent after you robbed a bank. It makes no sense. -- Barack Obama
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We didn't actually overspend our budget. The allocation simply fell short of our expenditure. -- Keith Davis
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We are worried about the size of the deficit, which is why the president is pleased that the House and Senate have followed his lead in cutting the deficit in half over the next five years. -- Ken Mehlman
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The goods we spend we keep; and what we save
We lose; and only what we lose we have. -- Francis Quarles
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Conservatives were brought up to hate deficits and justifiably so. We've long thought there are two things in Washington that are unbalanced - the budget and the liberals. -- Ronald Reagan
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Tax increases don't eliminate deficits they increase govt. spending. -- Ronald Reagan
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We have major fiscal problems on our hand. -- Chaka Fattah
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Federal spending is atrocious. -- Jason Chaffetz
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We may casually talk of all sorts of new programs and 'stimulus,' but the vast trillion-dollar collective national debt and rising annual deficits will insidiously hamstring almost everything we plan to do. -- Victor Davis Hanson
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Debt is a prolific mother of folly and of crime. -- Benjamin Disraeli
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The balancing of the budget will not in itself place a teaspoonful of milk in a hungry baby's stomach, or remove the rags from its mother's back. -- John L. Lewis
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The party in power almost always unapologetically engages in deficit spending, while the other party argues passionately against the evils of debt and deficits. -- Matt Taibbi
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Traditionally, the way deficits have been cut is you hold expenditures more or less constant in real dollars and then let growth come in to fill it up. -- Phil Bredesen
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When the country's indebtedness is so colossal and where the budget deficit is so huge, there is a moral obligation on people to pay their fair and reasonable dues. -- John Caudwell
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Were under the very erroneous impression that we had money. Of -- Lee Child
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A public debt is a kind of anchor in the storm; but if the anchor be too heavy for the vessel, she will be sunk by that very weight which was intended for her preservation. -- Charles Caleb Colton
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the United States will need substantially more revenues to close the budget deficit, especially recognizing the need to increase federal spending in certain critical areas. I -- Jeffrey D. Sachs
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How do you hold down government spending? -- Milton Friedman
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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. -- David Limbaugh
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however much such loans may temporarily relieve the situation, the Government is still indebted for the amount of the surplus thus accrued, which it must ultimately pay, while its ability to pay is not strengthened, but weakened by a continued deficit. -- George Washington
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There are only three ways to meet the unpaid bills of a nation. The first is taxation. The second is repudiation. The third is inflation. -- Herbert Hoover
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Those things that are dearest to us have cost us the most. -- Michel De Montaigne
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The least outlay is not always the greatest gain. -- Aesop
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Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless. -- Thomas A. Edison
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Today, John Kerry announced a fool-proof plan to wipe out the $500B deficit. John Kerry has a plan, he's going to put it on his wife's Gold Card. -- Craig Kilborn
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Debt is a cleverly managed reconquest of Africa -- Thomas Sankara
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What we gave, we have; What we spent, we had; What we left, we lost. -- Tryon Edwards
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Budget: a way of going broke methodically -- Groucho Marx
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When your outflow exceeds your income, your upkeep becomes your downfall -- Jim Rohn
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The social and racial conflict, which springs from the redistribution ideology, may deepen as economic output is shrinking and transfer 'entitlements cause budget deficits to soar. The U.S. dollar, which has become a mere corollary of government finance, is likely to survive the soaring deficits. -- Hans F. Sennholz
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A grateful mind by owing owes not, but still pays, at once indebted and discharged; what burden then? -- John Milton
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Expose widespread waste and duplication in federal spending. -- Tom Coburn
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Money lost, something lost. Honor lost, much lost. Courage lost, everything lost-better you were never born -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe