quote by Allan H. Meltzer

Governments harangue about deficits to get more revenue so they can spend more.

— Allan H. Meltzer

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We think we can't survive without deficit spending - but we soon won't be able to survive with deficit spending, either.

Deficit spending quote Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either: "I wish I
Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either: "I wish I had" or "I'm glad I did".
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Inflation is not caused by the actions of private citizens, but by the government: by an artificial expansion of the money supply required to support deficit spending. No private embezzlers or bank robbers in history have ever plundered people's savings on a scale comparable to the plunder perpetrated by the fiscal policies of statist governments.

Deficit spending quote Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

I'm finding myself really angry over spending and the deficit.

I'm finding myself really angry over what's happening in the Middle East, the decision to stay in Afghanistan indefinitely. I'm angry about cap and trade. And I've been on record for a long time on the failed war on drugs.

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.


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.

Deficit spending quote Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your en
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward finding the answer.

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.

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.

Governments don't reduce deficits by raising taxes on the people;

governments reduce deficits by controlling spending and stimulating new wealth.

Deficit spending quote The people that are there for you on your darkest nights are the ones worth spen
The people that are there for you on your darkest nights are the ones worth spending your brightest days with.

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.


The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect.

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.

Deficit spending quote If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Mak
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.

Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth.

The debt and the deficit is just getting out of control, and the administration is still pumping through billions upon trillions of new spending. That does not grow the economy.

The folks celebrating Jim Bunning are seeing him as an anti-government, anti-spending activist. But to embrace Jim Bunning is to embrace a strange record, if you really are a libertarian, if you really are a deficit hawk, if you really care about spending and responsibility.

Deficit spending quote Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.
Life is short. Spend it with people who make you laugh and feel loved.

If you look at the studies coming out of the Congressional Budget Office, the number one thing that's going to blow a hole in the deficit as we go forward 20, 30 years is government spending on healthcare.

Well, a deficit reflects an imbalance between spending and revenue, and so narrowing it requires acting on one, the other or both.

I believe we can and should have it all.

Lower deficits but higher spending. More peace with a bigger military that goes off and kills terrorists and whatnot. A cleaner environment without forcing SUVs off the road.

Deficit spending quote I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone
I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person

Once the dollar begins to collapse beneath the weight of all this new deficit spending, accumulation of contingency liabilities and the socialization of our economy, commodity prices and interest rates will head skyward.

The American people want a balanced budget.

They want Congress to stop this barbaric practice of perpetual deficit spending. It really, if you think about it, is a form of taxation without representation. We fought a war over that issue and we won that war.


Well, a deficit reflects an imbalance between spending and revenue, and so narrowing it requires acting on one, the other or both.

Deficit spending quote Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before
Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.

Governing isn't as easy as you think.

Many of you have taken pledges that are contradictory - to balance the budget and cut taxes, for example. You must be honest about the numbers, since our annual deficit now exceeds all discretionary spending combined.

Europe is right to tell us to reduce this [France's budget] deficit and spend less. Europe is right to demand this of us but cannot at the same time demand us to increase our dues.

We now know that inflation results from all that deficit spending.

Deficit spending quote Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your en
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.

Democrats cannot win elections without capturing the votes of independent-minded swing voters. And that is where writing off the Tea Party as a bunch of racist kooks becomes self-destructive. The Tea Party outrage over health-care reform, deficit spending and entitlements run amok is no fringe concern.


Barack Obama's life was so much simpler in 2009.

Back then, he had refined the cold act of blaming others for the bad economy into an art form. Deficits? Blame Bush's tax cuts. Spending? Blame the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. No business investment? Blame Wall Street.

No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy - well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I'm President, I never will.

Deficit spending quote Don't spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.
Don't spend time beating on a wall hoping to transform it into a door.

If you're worried about the deficit, pay attention to the fact that it's almost all attributable to military spending and the totally dysfunctional health program.

A hundred welfare programs, spending more and more billions, lead to chronic budget deficits, which lead to increased paper-money issues, which lead to higher prices.

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.

Deficit spending quote If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them,
If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.

If the Nation is living within its income, its credit is good.

If, in some crises, it lives beyond its income for a year or two, it can usually borrow temporarily at reasonable rates. But if, like a spendthrift, it throws discretion to the winds, and is willing to make no sacrifice at all in spending; if it extends its taxing to the limit of the peoples power to pay and continues to pile up deficits, then it is on the road to bankruptcy.

All we're getting from the Democratic majority in Congress and from this White House is more bailouts, more spending, more planned stimulus, more deficits and debt, and the American people have had it.

My point is cutting spending shouldn't be reliant on the debt limit though.

It's something we have to do. The good news for America is, leaders in both parties, the president, believe that we have to have significant deficit reduction. So the intent is there. And I think what America is going to demand is that our leaders come together.

We can't have deficit spending in Texas. You have to balance your budget every two years.

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.