Programs that pay farmers not to farm often devastate rural areas. The reductions hurt everyone from fertilizer companies to tractor salesmen.

— Dick Armey

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You cannot get ahead while you are getting even.

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Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.

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Hillary Clinton bothers me a lot. I realized the other day that her thoughts sound a lot like Karl Marx. She hangs around a lot of Marxists. All her friends are Marxists.

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Demagoguery beats data in making public policy.

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If I were in the President's place, I would not get a chance to resign.

I would be lying in a pool of my own blood hearing Mrs. Armey, standing over me, saying, 'How do I reload this damn thing?'

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Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.

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Conservatives have a deeper intellect and tend to have occupations of the brain in fields like engineering, science, and economics. Liberals, on the other hand, tend to flock to occupations of the heart.

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Make no mistake about it. These are not 'kookie' birds. Right now the greatest player, the big tent on the political scene in America, is called the Tea Party movement.

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We're going to have a tax cut. Today's American family is overtaxed at all levels.

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I don't believe America will justifiably make an unprovoked attack on another nation. It would not be consistent with what we have been as a nation or what we should be as a nation.

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The Democratic Party has pretty much abandoned all the things that they cherish.

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I deserved better than to be bullshitted by the vice president.

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About Dick Armey

Quotes 38 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

At least if we don't close down the Environmental Protection Agency, we at least put a snaffle bit on them and ride the pony down.

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Our current tax system is broken.

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Jamestown colony, when it was first founded as a socialist venture, dang near failed with everybody dead and dying in the snow.

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You cannot go ahead while you are getting even.

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I would hate to have gone through life as a beautiful woman because they all too often get discounted.

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The reason families need two incomes today is not to support themselves but to support the government.

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[T]he tax code has been piling up, year after year, a symbol of everything gone wrong in America, of arrogant rulers and lost freedom, just waiting for us to pick the whole thing up and heave it away. It has to happen. Free people can put up with such laws only for so long.

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George Washington might have become our king, but chose not to.

His governing idea was that government is our servant because we are inherently free. It is an idea too many in government today forget.

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You can't get ahead while getting even.

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My own view would be to let Saddam bluster, let him rant and rave all he wants.

As long as he behaves himself within his own borders, we should not be addressing any attack or resources against him.

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I call it small government, grass-roots activism: The Tea Party activists are a part of it, FreedomWorks is part of it. FreedomWorks is the longest-standing, most active organization within this movement.

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Spike Lee is obviously more stupid than anyone can be by accident.

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In my view, immigrants today aren't any different from immigrants who have come to America throughout our nation's history. They bring new ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit and close family ties. They place a high value on education. And they are eager to achieve the American Dream. ... It's to our benefit to keep our doors open, and to keep enriching our economy and culture. I'd like to see America continue to do so.

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This is a big deal. My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu in the absence of a plan. It broke our heart.

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The unemployment numbers are down to the lowest in 25 years.

... The principle credit goes to Janet Reno, who continued to appoint special prosecutors.

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Because the American people champion liberty, more people in the world live free today than at any time in history. Yet, there is more to be done and it is America who will lead the way.

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I would be looking up from a pool of blood and hearing my wife ask 'How do I reload this thing'.

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After months of lies, the president [Bill Clinton] has given millions of people around the world reason to doubt that he has sent Americans into battle for the right reason. The suspicion some people have about the president's motives in this attack is itself a powerful argument for impeachment.

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The arrangement was simply FreedomWorks paid Glenn Beck money and Glenn Beck said nice things about FreedomWorks on the air. I saw that a million dollars went to Beck this past year, that was the annual expenditure. I put it down now as basically as paid advertising for FreedomWorks by Beck.

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Ain't no right way to do the wrong thing.

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The average family pays more in taxes than it spends on food, clothing, and shelter combined.

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The people themselves, not their government, should be trusted with spending their own money and making their own decisions.

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The American Dream is not to own your own home, but to get your kids out of it.

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Virtually all bad ideas come from universities, bad ideas that only survive when insulated from reality.

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The United States has an absolute duty to attack terrorism where it lives and breeds, in order to prevent future attacks on American citizens around the world. The American people stand united in the face of terrorism. The men and women who undertook this mission deserve our praise and prayers.

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