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A man who could not serve in the trenches in France might nonetheless serve in the financial trenches at home. William Gibbs McAdoo
Americans know that war must be paid for and it is they who must pay for it. Woodrow Wilson
War costs money. That means taxes and bonds and bonds and taxes. It means cutting luxuries and other non essentials. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Buy a share in America : United States defense savings bonds & stamps. Anonymous
China, Japan, and Asia in general have been happy to hold U.S. debt instruments in recent decades, but they will not prop up our spending habits forever…. The greatest threat facing America today is not terrorism, or foreign economic competition, or illegal immigration. The greatest threat facing America today is the disastrous fiscal policies of our own government, marked by shameless deficit spending and Federal Reserve currency devaluation. Ronald E. Paul
This is Nero at his worst. The Constitution as we know it is gone. James Clark McReynolds
I believe in the abolition of tax-exempt bonds. National Union of Social Justice; Charles E. Coughlin
I don’t care a damn about stocks and bonds, but I don’t want to see them go down the first day I am President. Theodore Roosevelt
While the feds … leave Social Security off their books, the government's obligation to make benefit payments to current and near-term Social Security recipients is certainly no less real than its obligation to pay interest on its Treasury bonds. Laurence K. Kotlikoff
Bonds or Bondage Anonymous
Buy a Share of America If You Can't Go Over, Come Across Back the Attack—Buy More Than Ever Before Let's Go—For the Knockout Blow Let's Pave the Road to Rome with War Bonds They Give Their Lives—You Lend Your Money You've Done Your Bit, Now Do Your Best! Anonymous
Any man who lends his money to the government at the present time will forfeit all claim to common honesty and common courtesy among all true friends to the country. Boston Gazette
Cannot the poor man's cattle, and horses, and corn be thus taken by the government when the public exigency requires it, and cannot the rich man's bonds and notes be in like manner taken to reach the same end? If the government enacts that the certificates of indebtedness which it gives the farmer for his cattle and provender shall be receivable by the farmer's creditors in payment of his bonds and notes, is it anything more than transferring the government loan from the hands of one man to the hands of another—perhaps far more able to advance it? Is it anything more than putting the securities of the capitalist on the same platform as the farmer's stock? Joseph P. Bradley
The government was unable to avert or to control the course of events. Alexander James Dallas
Unlike his immediate predecessor, he is not a man whose word can be his bond. Newt Gingrich
Nineteen years is the term beyond which neither the representatives of a nation nor even the whole nation itself assembled can validly extend a debt ... one generation is to another as one independent nation to another. Thomas Jefferson
Under certain circumstances loans may be resorted to with great advantage. James Monroe
He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle. John F. Kennedy
To make a Bill or Note bearing no Interest, and not payable till after a dozen or score of Years, a legal Tender … in Payment of Debts, is the highest of despotick and arbitrary Government William Douglass
Those who speak the same language are joined to each other by a multitude of invisible bonds by nature herself, long before any human art begins; they understand each other and have the power of continuing to make themselves understood more and more clearly; they belong together and are by nature one and an inseparable whole Johann Gottlieb Fichte
The Federal Government’s assumption of the various State debts from the Revolutionary War has caused a buying frenzy and unscrupulous speculators are still exploring interior & distant parts of the Union in order to take advantage of the holders. James Madison
Each person is a link, weak or strong, in an endless chain. Ida Tarbell
Whoever, when the United States is at war, shall willfully make or convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States, or to promote the success of its enemies, or shall willfully make or convey false reports, or false statements, or say or do anything with intent to obstruct the sale by the United States of bonds . . . or the making of loans by or to the United States, or whoever, when the United States is at war, shall willfully cause . . . or incite . . . insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or shall willfully obstruct . . . the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, and whoever, when the United States is at war, shall willfully utter, print, write, or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of government of the United States, or the Constitution of the United States, or the military or naval forces of the United States, or the flag … or the uniform of the Army or Navy of the United States, or any language intended to bring the form of government . . . or the Constitution … or the military or naval forces … or the flag … of the United States into contempt, scorn, contumely, or disrepute … or shall willfully display the flag of any foreign enemy, or shall willfully … urge, incite, or advocate any curtailment of production in this country of any thing or things … necessary or essential to the prosecution of the war … and whoever shall willfully advocate, teach, defend, or suggest the doing of any of the acts or things in this section enumerated and whoever shall by word or act support or favor the cause of any country with which the United States is at war or by word or act oppose the cause of the United States therein, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than twenty years, or both United States
The Federal Reserve bank buys government bonds without one penny Wright Patman
If a national debt in considered a national blessing, then we can get on by borrowing. But as I believe it is a natural curse, my vow shall be to pay the national debt, to prevent a moneyed aristocracy from growing up around our administration that must bend to its views, and ultimately destroy the liberty of our country. Andrew Jackson
I should be sorry if on this occasion the House should decide that speculations in the funds are violations of either the moral or political law. A government hardly exists in which such speculation is disallowed. Elias Cornelius Boudinot
Since this report has been read in the House, a spirit of havoc, speculation and ruin, has arisen by people who had access to the information… Three vessels Sir have sailed within a fortnight freighted for speculation; they are intended to purchase up the State and other securities in the hands of the uninformed but honest citizens of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. My soul rises indignant at the avaricious and immoral turpitude which so vile a conduct displays. James Jackson
The United States bonds are safe and free from reverses. They have been funded in such a sound manner and the prosperity of the country is growing so rapidly that there is no doubt of their solvency. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
Immense sums were filched from the poor and ignorant. Thomas Jefferson
We have hardly enough money to last till the end of March. Albert Gallatin
The Federal Reserve bank buys government bonds without one penny... Wright Patman
Out of this modern civilization, economic royalists carved new dynasties. New kingdoms were built upon concentration of control over material things. Through new uses of corporations, banks and securities, new machinery of industry and agriculture, of labor and capital - all undreamed of by the Fathers - the whole structure of modern life was impressed into this royal service. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Securitization was one of the most brilliant financial innovations of the 20th century. It freed up a lot of capital. If it had been done responsibly, it would have been a wondrous thing because nothing is more stable, there’s nothing safer, than the American mortgage market. . . . It worked for years. But then people realized they could scam it. James Rokakis
We have Triple A Credit but we do not have a Triple A Government Barack Obama
… a federal industrial commission comparable to the Interstate Commerce Commission and the protection of the people from concerns offering worthless investments under highly colored and specious appearances Theodore Roosevelt
When it was necessary to raise money for the prosecution of the war, and a loan was sought of two hundred millions of dollars, more than fourteen hundred millions were subscribed by the people of the United States, and for the first time in our history your government my government sells a three-per-cent. bond, a bond which sold at par, which is now worth a premium of five cents on every dollar, which profit has gone to the people. For it was a popular loan, and no citizen was able to receive more than five thousand dollars worth of bonds. William McKinley
A national debt is the price of liberty. Alexander Hamilton
… the most bitter and angry contests ever known in Congress Thomas Jefferson
By 2006, the subprime industry was running amok, making loans—many of them fraudulent, with hidden fees and abusive terms—to just about anybody with a pulse. Most subprime loans had adjustable interest rates, which started low but then jumped significantly after a few years, making the monthly payments unaffordable for many homeowners. The lenders didn’t care because they sold the loans to Wall Street, which bundled them into mortgage-backed bonds and resold them to investors. Joe Nocera
When I first came to Wall Street, not 100 women in the whole of the United States owned stocks or dared to show independence in property ownership. Highest positioned men scowled at any thought of women investment. For a woman to consider a financial question was shuddered over as a profanity. Victoria Woodhull
There are two superpowers in the world today in my opinion. There’s the United States and there’s Moody’s Bond Rating Service. The United States can destroy you by dropping bombs and Moody’s can destroy you by downgrading your bonds. And believe me, it’s not clear sometimes who’s the more powerful. Thomas Friedman
The Annual Reports of the British Council of Foreign Bondholders still record the fact that the holders of the bonds of various Southern states, to the amount of sixty million dollars principal (interest at 6 percent for some fifty to eighty years), still are waiting to be repaid. Herbert Feis
We now have the ability to explore many new treatments for many diseases. However we do not have enough many to explore them all…. I measure time by the number of patients who die each day as the result of diseases that we do not have enough money to develop cures for. We have the tools. We need the money. Andrew Lo