David Stockman Quotes

None of us really understands what's going on with all these numbers …. People are getting from A to B and it's not clear how they are getting there....

 
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Stockman was the member of the Reagan staff who was in charge of the budget. He admitted that neither he nor any of the other staff or officials really understood the complexities of the United States budget. It had become so huge and complicated that it is likely that no one person was capable of understanding it any longer. However, Stockman, a brilliant man, has been the only OMB Budget Director to admit his lack of total understanding. He was fired from his job for his candor.
David Stockman
David Stockman
  • Born: November 10, 1946
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David Alan Stockman is an American politician and former businessman who served as a Republican U.S. Representative from the state of Michigan (1977–1981) and as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (1981–1985) under President Ronald Reagan.

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