Favorite Quotes
on the Economy
from
Ronald Reagan
                    Just some of my favorites from Ronald Reagan
       ...
Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan


   “The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without
controll...
Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan
on Economics
   “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is th...
Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan


   “If I could paraphrase a well-known statement by Will Rogers that he never met a
m...
Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan


   “Who says, Here's the key, there's the Treasury, just take as many of those hard-
...
Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan


    “Every dollar the Federal Government does not take from us, every decision it doe...
Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan


    “We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimat...
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Reagan Economics Quotes

  1. 1. Favorite Quotes on the Economy from Ronald Reagan Just some of my favorites from Ronald Reagan (Actor, politician, 40th President of the United States of America) In these turbulent economic times, I thought a few Reagan quotes on the economy might be instructive. Thursday, March 26, 2009
  2. 2. Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan “The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing. (October 27, 1964)” “Government is the people's business and every man, woman and child becomes a shareholder with the first penny of tax paid.” “Public servants say, always with the best of intentions, quot;What greater service we could render if only we had a little more money and a little more power.quot; But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or as economically as the private sector.” “Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them.” “Governments don't reduce deficits by raising taxes on the people; governments reduce deficits by controlling spending and stimulating new wealth.”
  3. 3. Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan on Economics “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.” “Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidizes it.” “We don't have a trillion dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough; we have a trillion dollar debt because we spend too much.” “The taxpayer that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.” “It's time we reduced the federal budget and left the family budget alone.”
  4. 4. Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan “If I could paraphrase a well-known statement by Will Rogers that he never met a man he didn't like -- I'm afraid we have some people around here who never met a tax they didn't like.” “Man is not free unless government is limited.” “Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process.” “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!” “Why is it inflationary if the people keep their own money, and spend it the way they want to, [but] not inflationary if the government takes it and spends it the way it wants to?”
  5. 5. Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan “Who says, Here's the key, there's the Treasury, just take as many of those hard- earned tax dollars as you want” “The current tax code is a daily mugging” “Government is bad when it takes more than 30 percent of a taxpayer's income in taxes. Proudhon was wrong when he said property is theft; it's our federal budget that is institutionalized theft.” “Government always finds a need for whatever money it gets.” “To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy.” “Common sense told us that when you put a big tax on something, the people will produce less of it. So we cut the people's tax rates, and the people produced more than ever before.”
  6. 6. Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan “Every dollar the Federal Government does not take from us, every decision it does not make for us will make our economy stronger, our lives more abundant, our future more free.” “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.” “The more government takes in taxes, the less incentive people have to work. What coal miner or assembly-line worker jumps at the offer of overtime when he knows Uncle Sam is going to take 60 percent or more of his extra pay?” “A friend of mine was asked to a costume ball a short time ago. He slapped some egg on his face and went as a liberal economist.”
  7. 7. Favorite Quotes from Ronald Reagan “We who live in free market societies believe that growth, prosperity and ultimately human fulfillment, are created from the bottom up, not the government down. Only when the human spirit is allowed to invent and create, only when individuals are given a personal stake in deciding economic policies and benefiting from their success -- only then can societies remain economically alive, dynamic, progressive, and free. Trust the people. This is the one irrefutable lesson of the entire postwar period contradicting the notion that rigid government controls are essential to economic development.” “Government has laid its hand on health, housing, farming, industry, commerce, education, and to an ever-increasing degree interferes with the people's right to know. Government tends to grow, government programs take on weight and momentum as public servants say, always with the best of intentions. But the truth is that outside of its legitimate function, government does nothing as well or economically as the private sector of the economy.”
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