Budget 2013-14 Highlights Quotes

By increasing the use of renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel, and providing the Department of Energy with a budget to create more energy efficiency options, agriculture can be the backbone of our energy supply as well.

John Salazar

I said that this would be a Budget based on prudence for a purpose and that guides us also in our approach to public spending.

James Gordon Brown

Too often, failing government agencies get bigger budgets, while successful agencies have their budgets cut because government caters to those screaming the loudest, regardless of what theyre screaming about. In business, its exactly the opposite! You invest more in the most successful departments, and less in those that arent performing.

Michael Bloomberg

Reconciliation is a special budget procedure to change entitlement and tax laws. It cannot be filibustered and requires only a simple majority in the Senate to be passed. It is primarily intended for deficit and mandatory spending reduction.

Jeff Miller

Unanimously, the budget groups in Washington have been calling for offsets, ... But only a few members of Congress seem willing to do it.

Robert Bixby

State fish and wildlife agencies are pretty much funding themselves. They do a tremendous job on a shoestring budget, but that is very difficult without a reliable funding source. State agencies get the majority of their funding through hunting license.

Jodi Applegate

We should not use special budget procedures to jam through legislation to drill in the Arctic Refuge.

Russ Feingold

One could make money and get a career going with a low-budget horror film about killers attacking on holidays. It is always flattering to have somebody copy you.

John Carpenter

You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising budget is big enough.

Ed Rollins

The defense budget is more than a piggy bank for people who want to get busy beating swords into pork barrels

George Bush

The National Intelligence Director needs the authority to do the job we are asking him to do. That means power over the intelligence budget. And to be effective, to be allowed to do his or her job, they must have authority over the budget.

Leonard Boswell

An economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenue to balance our budget, just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I will add one that is my spin on an old budgeting problem: Why is there so much wine left at the end of my money?

Milan in Santa Cruz

Deficits do not in themselves produce inflation, nor does a balanced budget assure a stable price level.

William Vickrey

A novelty in Polish filmmaking was that it was possible to find funds for a big production. However, at the same time, the state budget committed less and less money to filmmaking.

Andrzej Wajda

The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and ontrolled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced. If the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems as they do today with drought, range fires, high gas prices and an ever tightening budget on agriculture subsidies.

Michael McCaul

Only those who are ideologically opposed to†military†programs think of the defense budget as the first and best place to get resources for social welfare needs.

Herman Kahn

As fighting in Iraq intensifies, President Bush delivered his supplemental war budget to Congress. The money will cover 30 days of fighting, then we’ll be sent one war every other month until we cancel our subscription.

Craig Kilborn

We question everything that we put in our garbage. With landfill sites overflowing, and with our limited budget, we try and make use and find uses for everything possible.

Byron & Catherine Pulsifer

Unfortunately, the hyperbole of the inaugural outran the provisions of the budget.

Dean Acheson

Mr. Chamberlain's Budget was the natural expression of the character of the present Government. There was hardly any increase allowed for the services which went to build up the life of the people, education and health. Everything was devoted to piling up the instruments of death. The Chancellor expressed great regret that he should have to spend so much on armaments, but said that it was absolutely necessary and was due only to the actions of other nations. One would think to listen to him that the Government had no responsibility for the state of world affairs.

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee

I was embarrassed when a businessman friend asked, 'What's the yearly budget of your talk show? What's the per-episode budget?' And I looked at him with these blank, typical-model eyes and said, 'I don't know.' I call myself a businesswoman and I don't know that? So that is my goal next year--to really dissect the budget.

Tyra Lynne Banks

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