David Stockman

(David Alan Stockman)

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Had this attack been allowed to run its course, hundreds of billions in long term debt and equity capital that underpinned the Wall Street based speculation machines would have been wiped out, including large amounts of stock owned by executives and insiders. Such a result would have been truly constructive from a societal vantage point. It would have implanted an abiding 1930s style general lesson about the deadly dangers of leveraged speculation. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
it would be nice to have low taxes, but we have to pay our bills in this country. Taxes
made it a catechism that low taxes solve everything Liberals & Conservatives
None of us really understands what's going on with all these numbers …. People are getting from A to B and it's not clear how they are getting there.... Secrecy & Transparency ;Budgets & Budgeting
Scratch any Republican today and all you will hear is “Tax Cuts, Tax Cuts, Tax Cuts.” Its pure demagoguery…. We have demonized taxes. Taxes
The Bush White House sold out the birthright of the Republican Party by bailing out Wall Street. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The Iranians are not part of the “axis of Evil”. They are part of the axis of Medieval. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
The military budget got out of control and the tax cuts were helping the wealthy …. President Reagan was less and less interested in what I had to say Military & Veterans
This is the craziest presidency in U.S. history. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
We are that future generation of the past, inheritors of all the wishful thinking, simple illogic and flawed compromises that produced the near-term benefits our parents and grandparents worried about but ultimately wanted. Miscellaneous