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Milton Friedman: Taxes Someone Else Pays

Posted by admin on Friday, April 1, 2016

Milton Friedman Money Quote saying congress can only increase taxes when a minority believes it will affect them personally. Milton Friedman said:

Congress can raise taxes because it can persuade a sizable fraction of the populace that somebody else will pay
— Milton Friedman

Will Rogers: Death Doesn’t Get Worse

Posted by admin on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Will Rogers Money Quote saying someday taxes may be as bad as death and then congress can’t make them worse. Will Rogers said:

The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets
— Will Rogers

Barack Obama: Mass Shoot Money Mouth

Posted by admin on Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Barack Obama Money Quotation saying Congress can support Presidential proposal to increase mental health funding to reduce gun violence. Barack Obama said:

And for those in Congress who so often rush to blame mental illness for mass shootings as a way of avoiding action on guns, here’s your chance to support these efforts. Put your money where your mouth is.
— Barack Obama

Bernie Sanders: Wall Street Rules Congress

Posted by admin on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Bernie Sanders @SenSanders Money Quotation saying to Hillary Clinton during 2015 democratic presidential debate – we need to regulate financial firms. Bernie Sanders said:

Congress doesn’t regulate Wall Street. Wall Street regulates Congress, Saying ‘please do the right thing’ is kind of naïve
— Bernie Sanders

Al Gore: American Democracy Hacked

Posted by admin on Monday, July 20, 2015

Al Gore Money Quotation saying our legislators spend too much energy chasing dollars and that subverts democracy and stifles positive legislative change. Al Gore said:

The most serious dysfunction in American democracy is now in the legislative branch, in Congress, because they spend most of their time begging rich people and special interests for money. America democracy has been hacked — Al Gore

Brigid Harrison: Nobody Left in Congress

Posted by admin on Saturday, May 2, 2015

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Brigid Harrison Money Quotation saying what is obviously the core of political corruption and the layers of opacity in campaign finance. Brigid Harrison said, (professor of political science and law at Montclair State University, commenting on corruption case of Sen. Robert Menendez):

If everyone who took money in return for promising to do something if they were re-elected [was prosecuted], we wouldn’t have anyone left in Congress
— Brigid Harrison

Elizabeth Warren on Building a Future

Posted by admin on Thursday, November 13, 2014

Elizabeth Warren Money Quote saying that U.S. citizens want growth through government investment in the country. Elizabeth Warren said:

Americans understand that building a prosperous future isn’t free. They want us to invest carefully and prudently, sharply aware that Congress spends the people’s money

— Elizabeth Warren

Lawrence Lessig on Congress Free to Lead

Posted by admin on Thursday, July 10, 2014

When we have a congress free of big-money, a congress free to lead, we will fight to preserve the reforms we fought so hard to achieve through whatever amendments to the Constitution are necessary
— Lawrence Lessig

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