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" I don't know how we will ever have the moral authority to deal with social welfare if we can't deal with corporate welfare. "
" Listen, I wish economic growth only went in one direction. It doesn't. There are economic downturns. They're painful, they're harmful, and they hurt families. "
" You talk to any of the job creators, and they'll tell you one of the things that concerns them the most is the debt. And so high levels of indebtedness are going to lead to high levels of taxation, which lead to high level of unemployment. "
" The destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey is unlike anything my home state has ever experienced. As long as I live, I'll never forget those images of elderly women waiting in waist-deep water to be rescued. "
" Every time we've had a pro-growth fundamental tax reform, be it under President Reagan, President Kennedy - you can even go all the way back to President Coolidge - we have seen paychecks increase, economic growth be ignited, and, actually, more revenues come into the government. "
" I'm not pro-business. I'm pro-free enterprise. "
" You've got Washington picking winners and losers. And so, all of a sudden, decisions are being made on what helps politicians, not what helps the economy. Some will call it socialism. Some will call it a command and control economy. Whatever it is, it's antithetical to the American experience. "
" In every jurisdictional area that I can get my fingers on, I want to move us away from the Washington insider economy. "
" I'm one of the top 2 or 3 or 4 most conservative members in the House of Representatives when it comes to economics. "
" Nobody wants to shut down the government. "
" I do not want America to default on its debt. "
" In many respects, I guess I would say I was into Tea Party before there was a Tea Party. "
" The bottom line is the best consumer protections are competitive, innovative markets that are transparent. Now, they need to be vigorously policed for force and fraud, but the agencies that do that need to be accountable. "
" We cannot watch another family lose everything - risking their lives and the lives of the first responders sent to rescue them - because the flood insurance program's seal of government approval fooled them into thinking they were safe. That's more than wrong: it's immoral. "
" Now, if most Americans want to go out and buy a car, they don't say, you know, 'I think I'll call the chairman of the board of Ford Motor Company and see what kind of deal we can make here.' "
" What I'd like to do is be able to work with Democrats to reform current entitlement programs for future generations, grandfathering all the grandparents. "
" I want to protect consumers from their government. "
" From the takeover of Detroit and the failed stimulus packages to the enactment of Obamacare, the president and congressional Democrats chose to use Americas economic crisis as an excuse to expand government rather than as an opportunity to responsibly shrink it. "
" The thought of my children growing up in an America with less freedom, less opportunity, and a lower standard of living is a long-term pain I cannot and will not bear. "
" Listen, if the people in my district wanted to live in France, they'd move to France. "
" The fate of your paycheck, the fate of your small business should not rest on what side of the bed a Washington bureaucrat wakes up on. "
" The deficit is the symptom, but spending is the disease. "
" I've been dedicated to the proposition that there's been no greater wealth-creation system in the history of mankind than the American free-enterprise system. "
" Millions of Americans are struggling to pay their mortgages. They have a right to know whether members of Congress receive sweetheart deals in order to pay for theirs. "
" If you were approaching the TARP investments from a pure investment standpoint, then there's no doubt in my mind the taxpayer lost, and probably lost big. "