John Anderson Quotes

How do you balance the budget, cut taxes and increase defense spending at the same time? It's very simple. You do it with mirrors.

 
Context
Attacking opponent Ronald Reagan's campaign promises:. Anderson lost the election. Reagan made good on the last two of the three promises, but ran up the largest deficits in American history.

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  • Born: November 14, 1956
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Profession: Politician

John Duncan Anderson AO is a former Australian politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the National Party from 1999 to 2005. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1989 to 2007, and served as Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (1996–1998) and Minister for Transport and Regional Development (1998–2005) in the Howard Government.