Government Policy Quotes by Abraham Lincoln, William J. Clinton, Robert Higgs, Paul Craig Roberts, William E. Gladstone, Mitt Romney and many others.
There are few things wholly evil or wholly good. Almost everything, especially of government policy, is an inseparable compound of the two, so that our best judgment of the preponderance between them is continually demanded.
I don’t believe you can find any evidence of the fact that I have changed government policy solely because of a contribution.
But politicians who talk about failed policies are just blowing smoke. Government policies succeed in doing exactly what they are supposed to do: channeling resources bilked from the general public to politically organized and influential interests groups.
Tariffs protect ill-considered government policies, such as costly regulations and high taxes on labor and capital that make our goods uncompetitive in international markets.
Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home.
That the policies – from energy to labor policies, trade policies, government policies relating to debt and deficits are all aligning in such a way that America, far from being one of the places people are running from, is a place people are going to come to and add jobs.
The banking collapse was caused, more than anything, by bad government policy and the total failure of bad regulation, rather than by greed.
People can also change the timing of when they earn and receive their income in response to government policies.
Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent.
… often analysis seems to be based on the assumption that future economic output is almost entirely determined by inexorable economic forces independently of government policy so that devoting more resources to one use inevitably detracts from availability for another.
It is government policy to phase out subsidies to nationalised industries. In line with this, the government hopes that the coal industry will be able to operate without the need for assistance apart from social grants.
The policy of America to deny visas to technically trained people in the U.S. and shipped to other countries, where they create companies that compete with America, has to be the stupidest policy of all the U.S. government policies.
The whole infrastructure of air travel was, and is, part of government policy. It is not a natural development of a free economic system – at least not in the way that is claimed. The same is true of the roads, of course.
If any individual who objects to government policy can take it in their own hands to publicly disclose classified information, then we will never be able to keep our people safe or conduct foreign policy.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
After adding trillions to the debt on big-government policies most Americans didn’t ask for and which we couldn’t afford, Democratic leaders say they need more money, which they intend to take from small business, even though small businesses create the majority of new jobs.
The way we subsidize food makes it cheaper to go to McDonald’s and get a hamburger than a salad, and that’s insane. It’s pure government policy.
In all my work, I’m interested in trying to understand the human consequences of government policies.
In our current frame of mind, or paradigm, or whatever you want to call it, we like to think that marshalling government policy is the way to get things done.
So the system we have in radio and television today is the direct result of government policies that have been made in our name, in the name of the people, on our behalf, but without our informed consent.
[E]conomic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics
When it comes to government policy, can we please stop using words like “architect”? Telling people what to do is not a skilled profession.
The truth is in California you can’t build a new manufacturing facility, and businesses are leaving in droves because of bad government policy.
Americans are hard working, innovative, proud people who want bad government policies and high taxes to get out of the way so they can take care of their families and pursue their dreams.
It was an idea we had when Al was in the Senate – to organize and moderate an annual conference that would look at government policy through the lens of the family to help identify ways that the family can be supported and strengthened.
I know that many in Europe are unhappy with their governments’ policies toward the Palestinians.
If the British government is prepared to say that the Unionists will not have a veto over British government policy and that guns, vetoes and injustices will all be left outside the door, then there is no good reason why talks cannot take place in an appropriate atmosphere.
I have always been a critic of government policy. I was in government for more than five years. Before that I was a critic. Within the government I was a critic, pushing for reform and always at odds with power brokers within the party.
The last four years under President Obama have been trying and troubling for this entire country. The tired big government policies of the past have failed us. We can’t afford more disappointments. We need a new direction. We need a new president.