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

As one of our colleagues recently put it, this Republican pledge of no new taxes is pure Bushlips. It's Bushlips when the president says 'No new taxes' and sends a budget requiring the Finance Committee to raise $20 billion in new revenues: $15 billion in taxes and $5 billion in user fees.

Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr.

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

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