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" Health care costs are an issue both for the government and for our larger economy. "
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
" Anyone who thinks you can pay $3,100 to the federal government and thinks you can get that money back completely in services - like I said - he may go to M-I-T but he is an N-U-T. "
" Government can provide opportunity. But opportunity means nothing unless people are prepared to seize it. "
Richard M. Nixon
" If you ask the government to solve all of your problems, it's a bit like asking your wife to cook and clean, to raise the children, to hold down a second job to help with the family finances, to keep her parents happy and well and keep your parents happy and well, and to also - to do the lawn and clean the gutters. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" I think the federal government should be doing only what the Constitution says it should be. We don't have authority under the federal Constitution to have a big federal criminal justice system. "
" The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power. "
" Women ought to have representatives, instead of being arbitrarily governed without any direct share allowed them in the deliberations of government. "
" We are a coalition government, and that limits our options in some ways. Privatization happens to be one such area. "
" A government of laws, and not of men. "
" Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government. "
" A lot of people have a sense-of-entitlement mentality that somebody else ought to do these things for them. People are mad at the government for not getting jobs for them. I don't understand why it's the government's responsibility. "
" I can see through almost any scam, especially one perpetrated by the federal government. I can see through it... they can't pull the wool over my eyes, it's absolutely freakin' impossible to pull the wool over my eyes about the government. "
" I am almost inclined to say that India will get Dominion Responsible Government the day the Hindus and Muslims are united. "
Muhammad Ali Jinnah
" Walmart is committed to fighting hunger in America every day. "
Sylvia Mathews Burwell
" Throughout my 20s and early 30s, I had jobs that I loved. I worked in city government. I ran a youth organization. I served as an associate dean at a university. And I couldn't imagine how a baby would fit into all of that. "
" The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away. "
" A Supreme Court justice needs to understand that he is not a politician. He needs to understand that the judiciary is a passive branch of government. His decisions should not proactively seek to set policy. "
Thomas Rex Lee
" The government that governs from afar absolutely requires that the truth and the facts reach its knowledge by every possible channel, so that it may weigh and estimate them better, and this need increases when a country like the Philippines is concerned, where the inhabitants speak and complain in a language unknown to the authorities. "
" There are certain things that Americans expect their government to do. Our infrastructure is vitally important. Putting people back to work with construction is important. Our roads, our bridges, our sewers, our waterways, our dams - this is what makes our country so special. "
" Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind. "
" Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. "
" Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government. "
" I think governments can't do much. "
" Our government is deeply disordered; its credit is impaired; its debt increasing; its expenditures extravagant and wasteful; its disbursements without efficient accountability; and its taxes (for duties are but taxes) enormous, unequal, and oppressive to the great producing classes of the country. "
John C. Calhoun
" Now judicial review, beloved by conservatives, can, of course, fulfill the excellent function of declaring government interventions and tyrannies unconstitutional. But it can also validate and legitimize the government in the eyes of the people by declaring these actions valid and constitutional. "
" If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live. "
" You can't run a government from one single person. What instead matters is that leadership be about gathering around extraordinary individuals and getting the best out of them. "
" It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just, limited, federal government. "
" Good government only happens when the people working in it do their jobs, and do them well. "
" I'm perennially intrigued how people who lead largely evidence-based lives can, in a belief-based part of their mind, be certain that an invisible, divine entity created an entire universe just for us, or that the government is stockpiling space aliens in a secret desert location. "
Neil deGrasse Tyson
" It is downright mockery to talk to women of their enjoyment of the blessings of liberty while they are denied the use of the only means of securing them provided by this democratic-republican government: the ballot. "
Susan B. Anthony