Size Of Government Quotes

Size Of Government Quotes by Barack Obama, Susana Martinez, Brian Baird, Grover Norquist, Thomas Sowell, Ronald Reagan and many others.

I have no interest in increasing the size of government

I have no interest in increasing the size of government. I just want to make sure we have got a smart government that is regulating, for example, the financial institutions smartly, so I don’t have to engage in any kind of bank bailouts.
Barack Obama
We talked about many issues, like welfare, is it the way of life or hand up? Talked about size of government, how much should it tax families and small businesses? And when we left that lunch, we got in the car and I looked over at Chuck and said, “I’ll be damned. We’re Republicans.”
Susana Martinez
If you set as your goal to roll back the size of government, you have an obligation to answer the tough questions and show real courage, not just appeal to ideology. Treat the voters like adults.
Brian Baird
I want to reduce the size of government in half as a percentage of GNP – gross national product – over the next 25 years. We want to reduce the number of people depending on government so there is more autonomy and more free citizens.
Grover Norquist
If politicians stopped meddling with things they don’t understand, there would be a more drastic reduction in the size of government than anyone in either party advocates.
Thomas Sowell
Yes, deficits are a problem. I’ve been saying so for more than a quarter of a century now. But the problem is not the size of the deficit, it’s the size of government’s claim on our economy.
Ronald Reagan
The question is: How do we reduce spending from 25% of GDP, which is where Obama put us? The focus is on total government spending. Can we bring it down, in a reasonable and politically acceptable way? That’s what the Paul Ryan plan does. It puts us on a gradual reform path to reducing the size of government.
Grover Norquist
We don’t need bigger government. We need to shrink the size of government.
Rand Paul
I’m coming to Washington D.C. to do the people’s work, and the people’s work has to do with – reducing spending, and –
cutting budgets, and – and trying to get a grip on the size of government.
Ken Buck
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!
Ronald Reagan
The president-elect [Donald Trump] has set a very aggressive agenda, and I think that repealing and replacing Obamacare with the kind of health care reform that’ll lower the cost of health insurance without growing the size of government will be job one.
Mike Pence
It’s no coincidence that trust in government is at an all-time low now that the size of government is at an all-time high.
Paul Ryan
I am perfectly happy to compromise whether it’s with Democrats or anybody else, as long as we’re reducing the size of government.
Ted Cruz
Someone has to stay on the line and say, no, we can do this by cutting spending and reducing the size of government. That’s what I was committed to doing.
Chris Christie
No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size.
Ronald Reagan
As president, Reagan worked very well with Democrats to do big things. It is true that he worked to reduce the size of government and cut federal taxes and he eliminated many regulations, but he also raised taxes when necessary.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
In a clean break from the Obama years, and frankly from the years before this president, we will keep federal spending at 20 percent of GDP, or less. That is enough. The choice is whether to put hard limits on economic growth, or hard limits on the size of government, and we choose to limit government.
Paul Ryan