Steve Forbes

(Malcolm Stevenson "Steve" Forbes Jr.)

Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes
  • Born: July 18, 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Publisher









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As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream Freedom & Liberty
Bob Dole is the tax collector for the welfare state. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Commisar D'Amato [Referring to U. S. Senator Alphonse D'Amato (Republican, NY) Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Credit default swaps were nothing more than souped up versions of things that have been around for a long time like soy bean futures Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Social Sciences
Disarmament of itself does not produce peace or security. Only removing the source of conflict does. Arms Race & Disarmament
Global warming is socialism in drag. Environment & Environmentalism
Good men and women come to Washington and get caught in a culture of corruption. Corruption
I wish this president would learn to be an American Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
If I'm elected President, I will make sure that you won't have too much homework. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Some of us do well on the television screen and some don’t, which is why I’m in the print business. Media, Journalism & The Press
Statism is a guarantee of stagnation. States. Nations & Nationhood
The American people do not have to be bribed by the tax code to make charitable contributions. Taxes
The Christian Coalition does not speak for most Christians. It tries to speak for its membership. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The most important quality of a currency is its stability. Money, Coins & Minting
When you get inflation, you get massive distortions of the economy. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Why shouldn't public housing be run by the tenants? Housing
A promise made should be a promise kept.
And it would be fair. Everyone will pay the same tax and it will eliminate tax cheaters and corporate shenanigans.
As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream. Government ;Freedom & Liberty
I think the idea of trying to demonize Governor Romney's going to backfire. Their attempts so far have failed pretty outstandingly and I think at the end of the day, people are going to say, 'what was Obama's record?' Governor Romney's got pro-growth Reaganesque proposals on the table.
If a man breaks a pledge, the public ought to know it.
No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps.
Obviously, things can get derailed, particularly if, which looks more and more likely, you get a blow-up between Israel and Iran. I think that's a very real probability now. But barring some real blow-up, the U.S. economy will grow, after a slow first quarter, about 3, 3.5 percent this year, far better than it was in 2011.
One thing on psychology, which we've always known, is that every investor says they're long-term - and they are until the market takes a hit.
Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China. Failure
Over time, there's a very close correlation between what happens to the dollar and what happens to the price of oil. When the dollar gets week, the price of oil, which, as you know, and other commodities are denominated in dollars, they go up. We saw it in the '70s, when the dollar was savagely weakened. Time
People are not going to reelect Barack Obama. But will the new president govern as a real conservative? We're going to have to apply the heat to make sure.
The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao. Government
The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally.
The real cure for what ails our health care system today is less government and more freedom. Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Government ;Freedom & Liberty
The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China. Power ;Failure
There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people's money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result. Life ;Power ;Money, Coins & Minting
There's plenty of juice to keep this economy going.
Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble. Time
We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values. Government ;Freedom & Liberty
What you do as president has consequences.
You don't change minds in Washington with sweet reason. You do it to the white light of public opinion.