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, subsidize it.
When the government's boot is on your throat, whether it is a left boot or a right boot is of no consequence.
We have a system that increasingly taxes and subsidizes nonwork.
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money
Alexis de Tocqueville
Those of us who manage the public dollars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and our government.
Barack Hussein Obama, 1/20/09
My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it.
Barack Hussein Obama
“And the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history”
Nancy Pelosi, Election Night 2006
A community organizer can't bitch when communities organize.