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I said to my liberal friend that we are fundamentally the same. I spend money like its my money and you spend money like its my money. Richard K. Armey
There's nothing like spending other peoples’ money Munir Butt
The desire of appropriations committee members to protect their prerogatives prevent Congress from effectively monitoring the intelligence community. James J. Wirtz
Some folks can have all the money in the world, and still not know what to do with it. Roland Martin
The Pentagon cannot acquire any equipment or technology without adequate funding. And the current budget process does not allow for the development and deployment of solutions to urgent problems on the battlefield. Ashton B. Carter
In a democracy you get the army that the people are willing to pay for. H. R. McMaster
We’ve got to get the bad operators out of business so that the good operators can be rewarded for investing in safety. Deborah Hertzman
The fundamental problem of society is that demands are infinite and resources are always limited Bernard Crick
If we can afford tremendous sums of money to win the war, we can afford to invest whatever amount it takes to win the peace Henry A. Wallace
When we explore other planets, we learn a lot about our own. Bill Nye
The Pentagon … kills ideas that threaten its core programs more efficiently than it does any foreign enemy. David Rothkopf
Foreign policy debates are frequently segregated from domestic policy ones, so commentators who propose increasing the defense budget or sending more foreign aid are seldom asked to explain which domestic programs they’d cut or which taxes they’d raise, in order to find the money. Peter Beinart
We have the right as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right [individually] to appropriate a dollar of the public money. David Crockett
Must politicians only care about bringing home the bacon so that they can get re-elected. Chris Christie
We are staring down the Federal government gun barrel of a runaway Federal Congress—absolutely runaway. Bob Menges
Millions are spend annually on the cultivation and dissemination of science by the public authorities who will not give a penny for the advancement of astrology or sorcery. In other words, our society is deeply committed to beliefs about the nature of things, beliefs which are different from those to which the early Egyptian or Aztec civilizations were committed. Michael Polanyi
That’s what politicians do all the time. They promise you something, they don’t provide the money for it, and then they kick the can down the road and pass on the bill to the next generation. Tom Coburn
Rather than rewarding today’s voters with benefits financed by future generations, as Congress typically does, solving the climate problem will require costly actions now to protect those who will follow us. Robert N. Stavins
Rulers of rentier states do not financially depend on taxation; therefore, the people cannot use taxation as leverage to make rulers accountable. In contrast, people in rentier states are dependent on governmental allocation of rentier revenue, which creates a patron–client relationship as well as a lack of independent political, economic, and civil society. Ahmet T. Kuru
Government can’t work if lawmakers don’t give Government agencies the funds they need to do their work. Phillip Randolph Lee
We Americans treat our army like a mangy old dog. George C. Marshall
It is … not unconstitutional for the House of Representatives to refuse to fund the government, or for the Senate to deny confirmation to all presidential nominees. But since only the House can originate money bills, and only the Senate can confirm nominees, the system cannot tolerate such intransigence for long. Eric Nelson
Follow the money, and one arrives at a basic fact: the CIA’s edge is paramilitary. Jane Harman
Educating Negroes is pointless and dangerous. The state should ensure that tax dollars from white citizens should only go to white schools. James K. Vardaman
I believe in equal rights for all citizens and I believe the tax money that is now going for war and armaments and the militarization of our country could be better used to give everyone in the United States a secure standard of living. Virginia Foster Durr
We have a major crisis in the system. the Preisdent is so powerful that he overehelms the rest of the Government. .... This has been going on for over 50 years. Each president adds more and more power.... Congress is crippled and cowardly .... They don't use their appropriations power. They have been passing continuing resultions for 20 years. Joseph A. Califano Jr.
When we're told, "You have to find $750 billion to cut", and we say "OK, we can do that; ....the Congress shouldn't turn around and say, "Not in my district" or "Not my weapons system". Martin E. Dempsey