Monday, July 27, 2009

Quote(s) of the Day

Recently, I started doing some reading about Ronald Reagan, just trying to get to know more about this President that some in the Republican Party seem to admire so much.

So I'm still pretty early in my readings but I came across a site with a bunch of Reagan quotes. This is a list of some of my favorites:

"Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation, so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources."

"Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all the economic growth in the United States."

"Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them."

"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."

"Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives."

"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 it it stops moving, subsidize it."

"Government tend not to solve problems, only to rearrange them."

"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."

"People do not make wars; governments do."

"Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the needs for its own existence."

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff to run a country by... provided the longest and largest economic growth period in our history ... somebody oughta' try it again sometime.