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" A 20-pound weight on the back of a small horse is more damaging than a 20-pound weight on a very big horse. "
" Every time you cut programs, you take away a person who has a vested interest in high taxes and you put him on the tax rolls and make him a taxpayer. A farmer on subsidies is part welfare bum, whereas a free-market farmer is a small businessman with a gun. "
" We have to have a conversation about whether Obama's plan to increase spending to occupy Afghanistan helps make America a safer country, or not. I think at some point, we may decide that we don't have to have that size military and cost footprint in the country. You look at what you want to accomplish, how many soldiers you need. "
" Being married is kind of like being a Ken-doll; you don't get to dress yourself anymore. "
" There are 100 different doors to come into the conservative movement. You can disagree with 99 of them, as long as you agree on one: more-limited government. "
" People who say that there's a vote within the Republican Party that moves against immigrants is just factually not accurate. "
" There are several reasons to oppose tax increases. First, every dollar of tax increase is a dollar you didn't get in spending restraint. Two, if you walk into the Democrats' Andrews-Air-Force-Base, Lucy-with-the-Football trick for the third time in a row - they don't have have a saying for being fooled three times! "
" The Democratic Party is made up of trial lawyers, labor unions, government employees, big city political machines, the coercive utopians, the radical environmentalists, feminists, and others who want to restructure society with tax dollars and government fiat. "
" I'm for tax reform, not tax increases. "
" I read murder mysteries. I exercise 40 minutes a day. I watch videotapes while I exercise. I listen to audiotapes when I am in my car. And I try to stay in three different centuries. "
" Our goal is to shrink government to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub. "
" My wife and I have what's known as mixed marriage. I am a Methodist, she is a Muslim. So we're keeping it in the M's. "
" Spending should be transparent. All spending by the Pentagon should be online. Every check. Exceptions should be made for legitimate national security issues. But military and civilian pay and retirement benefits are not state secrets. This has already been done in many state governments. "
" As long as we're focused on spending, there are only two ways to do that: One is spend less, and Democrats have no solutions for that. Or we have pro-growth policies that make the economy grow so the dead-weight cost of government becomes a smaller percentage of the economy and therefore less expensive. "
" Tax reductions are usually simpler and less distortive. I'm certainly willing to look at getting rid of tax deductions/credits, and go to dramatically reduced rates. "
" Americans for Tax Reform is a national taxpayer organization dedicated to opposing any and all tax increases. We work at the national, state and local level for lower taxes, less government spending and limited government. "
" The tax issue is the most powerful issue in American politics going back to the Tea Party. "
" Look, the center right coalition in American politics today is best understood as a coalition of groups and individuals that on the issue that brings them to politics what they want from the government is to be left alone. "
" Everyone would have bigger and safer cars if they didn't have those CAFE standards: corporate average fuel economy. "
" What's hurting the U.S. economy is total government spending. The deficit is an indicator that the government is spending so much money that it can't even get around to stealing all of the money that it wants to spend. But the tip of the iceberg is not what hit the Titanic - it was the 90 percent of the iceberg under water. "
" We cannot allow anything that's called 'national defense' to justify any and all spending. We need to be very, very careful that we don't overspend and say, 'Oh, that's defense,' when perhaps it isn't. "
" My ideal citizen is the self-employed, homeschooling, IRA-owning guy with a concealed-carry permit. "
" Most Republicans have made it very clear they're not interested in raising taxes. They want to reform government. "
" When I was younger, I thought of myself as a Nixon Republican because he was the anti-Communist. "
" Taxation is not charity. It is not voluntary. As we shrink the state and make government smaller, we will find that more and more people are able to take care of themselves. "
" Every time we've cut the capital gains tax, the economy has grown. Whenever we raise the capital gains tax, it's been damaged. It's one of those taxes that most clearly damages economic growth and jobs. "
" The job of the government isn't to go around and try and make people sacrifice, it's to try and make people free. The reason why we have a national defense is to protect our freedoms. "
" I was an anti-communist before I was political in other ways. "
" If the Republican Party works with the Hispanic community, the immigrant community, they're natural allies. People who came to this country are more freedom-loving and more American than people who just happened to be born here. "
" If you raise taxes, it won't reduce the deficit. The other team will simply spend the resources. "
" I was a math guy as a kid. I was really good at math. I wasn't particularly interested in it. "