10 quotes on government spending

  • “Government does not tax to get the money it needs; government always finds a need for the money it gets.” – Ronald Reagan
  • “The real goal should be reduced government spending, rather than balanced budgets achieved by ever-rising tax rates to cover ever-rising spending.” – Thomas Sowell
  • “Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers.” – Ron Paul
  • “Government does not have a revenue problem; government has a spending problem… it is time that we begin to fine tune our focus and decide what the priority of government ought to be.” – Marsha Blackburn
  • “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 required higher taxes that weaken growth by reducing incentives to save, invest, innovate, and work.” – Martin Feldstein
  • “Borrowing and spending is not the way to prosperity.” – Paul Ryan
  • “Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely.” – Thomas Huxley
  • “Lower taxes, less government spending on domestic programs and fewer regulations mean a better economy for everybody.” – Larry Elder
  • “Government is taking 40 percent of the GDP. And that’s at the state, local and federal level… Look, at some point, you cease being a free economy, and you become a government economy.” – Mitt Romney
  • “Deficits are a problem… the problem is not the size of the deficit, it’s the size of government’s claim on our economy.” – Ronald Reagan


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