Haley Barbour

(Haley Reeves Barbour)

Haley Barbour
Haley Barbour
  • Born: October 22, 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Quote Topics Cited
Cutting spending is harder than raising taxes. Every dollar of federal spending has a constituency. Budgets & Budgeting
If the party members want 15 left handed, Lithuanian lesbians they can have them. Minorities & Women
In politics, good gets better; bad gets worse. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Lobbying is just another form of advocacy. It’s like trying a lawsuit. Lobbying & Special Interests
Not only didn't President Clinton bite the bullet, he didn't even bite the BB. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Presidential politics is not like a golf tournament. There’s no prize for second place. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
Spending limits not only do not work, they have the perverse effect of making special interests more powerful and more influential. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The politics of exclusion is the politics of defeat. Political Parties & Machines
The press has a tendency to focus on what politicians disagree on. Media, Journalism & The Press
Big business has no party and never shall have. Business, Commerce & Finance
I have a record as governor. I have a record of cutting spending. And I talked yesterday not only about we ought to cut spending, I talked about how we've cut spending in Mississippi and how if you did the same things in the federal government, you would save tens of billions of dollars a year. Government
I think the American people are very smart in understanding our country is very trustworthy with nuclear weapons. We've had them from the beginning. But they have also been critical for keeping the world more at peace than it would have been if it hadn't been for the American nuclear umbrella. War & Peace
I'm a lobbyist and had a career lobbying. The guy who gets elected or the lady who gets elected president of the United States will immediately be lobbying. They would be advocating to the Congress, they'll be lobbying our allies and our adversaries overseas. They'll be asking the business community and labor unions. Business, Commerce & Finance
I'm floored that the House leadership would turn its back on job creation for Mississippians. Leaders & Leadership
Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses.
The decision is 'trust fund' versus 'no more Medicaid' - and that shouldn't be a tough decision. Trust
The Obama administration and the Democratic Congress have taken the biggest lurch to the left in policy in American history. There've been no - no Congress, no administration that has run this far to the left in such a small period of time. And there is a reaction to that. Time ;History
There's no recovery on Main Street, I can tell you that for sure. And in a re - in an economy like this, we don't need to be raising anybody's taxes.
When I became governor, spending actually increased 28 percent my first term. Revenue increased 42 percent my first term without raising anybody's taxes. We did it because we had more taxpayers with more taxable income. That's how you get the revenue up. We did that without raising anybody's taxes.