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1. "Deficits must be cut, yes, but the rush to austerity risks undermining the fragile global recovery."
Author: Alistair Darling
2. "Slow growth and inflation have a tendency to accompany large deficits and increasing debt as a percentage of GDP."
Author: Bill Gross
3. "But if they want to really think about the fiscal future of this country, then think about how we have moved from hundreds of billions of surpluses to hundreds of billions of deficits."
Author: Chaka Fattah
4. "I believe we can and should have it all. Lower deficits but higher spending. More peace with a bigger military that goes off and kills terrorists and whatnot. A cleaner environment without forcing SUVs off the road."
Author: Craig Armstrong
5. "These days the technology can solve our problems and then some. Solutions may not only erase physical or mental deficits but leave patients better off than "able-bodied" folks. The person who has a disability today may have a superability tomorrow."
Author: Daniel H. Wilson
6. "Deficits. Most people of knowledge say it's the biggest single problem facing the economic free world."
Author: David Hartman
7. "Understanding that yes, we are committing more resources than we thought we might be in protecting our homeland and prosecuting a war and so it's understandable that we would be going through a period of deficits."
Author: Donald Evans
8. "I have three adult children, and I have four grandchildren. I want to stop the deficits. I want to make sure that we're not passing on to my children and my grandchildren deficits and that we cannot repay and that they will have to repay and maybe they won't be able to repay them."
Author: Doug Hoffman
9. "Ronald Reagan felt very great regret about the deficits to which he contributed on his watch."
Author: Eugene Jarecki
10. "Don't forget what I discovered that over ninety percent of all national deficits from 1921 to 1939 were caused by payments for past, present, and future wars."
Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt
11. "Tonight was a great opportunity to take on the political status quo that has given us trillion dollar deficits and put millions out of work. Our objective was to inject some common sense into the conversation among Republicans at a time when business-as-usual simply won't work."
Author: Gary Johnson
12. "Our fiat currency is under increasing stress with our large and growing trade deficits. We have a federal deficit that is calculated in the trillions when we take into account the net present value of the future Social Security and Medicaid obligations we are creating today."
Author: George Noory
13. "Cutting budget deficits can never be just an exercise in economics."
Author: George Osborne
14. "The problems seem so easy out there on the stump. Deficits shrink with a rhetorical flourish."
Author: Hugh Sidey
15. "Anything that's done to address unemployment in terms of massive stimulus spending is going to exacerbate deficits. And anything that's done to address deficits in the short-term is going to exacerbate unemployment."
Author: Indra Nooyi
16. "We are in a bit of a policy box and it's going to require us being willing to give up one of the two, which is it's okay to take on more deficits but lets put in some massive spending. Alternatively to say, 'we're going to go through structural unemployment for a while because we want to address deficits.'"
Author: Indra Nooyi
17. "We have to reduce the burden placed on our economy by years of deficits and debt."
Author: Jacob Lew
18. "Near-term deficits are temporary and manageable if - and only if - we keep spending in check, the tax burden low and the economy growing."
Author: Jim Nussle
19. "We developed during the 1990s a series of budget process rules that helped us bring to heel these deficits, diminishing every year and moving the budget so into surplus."
Author: John Spratt
20. "Barack Obama's life was so much simpler in 2009. Back then, he had refined the cold act of blaming others for the bad economy into an art form. Deficits? Blame Bush's tax cuts. Spending? Blame the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. No business investment? Blame Wall Street."
Author: John Sununu
21. "We're focused on doing the things that make the economy perform well, and as you do that, reduce deficits, for one, very important; secondly, keep growth rates high, very important."
Author: John W. Snow
22. "Obama did inherit a deficit when he came into office. Why this fact justifies racking up vastly more debt and bigger deficits is a logical mystery."
Author: Jonah Goldberg
23. "This is absolute—you were born wholly equipped with every prerequisite to rock the world. Spiritual deficits results in a habit to misidentify with a fragmented self, a fragmented story and thusly, a fragmented identity. We need not learn the skill of being whole, beloved, the answer is to unlearn the habit of living incompletely."
Author: LaShaun Middlebrooks Collier
24. "By the deficits we may know the talents, by the exceptions we may know the rules, by studying patholgoy we may construct a model of health."
Author: Laurence Miller
25. "On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president."
Author: Lincoln Chafee
26. "Gwendolyn Galsworth writes that the purpose of visual management is to reduce "information deficits" in the workplace. She writes that "In an information-scarce workplace, people ask lots of questions, and lots of the same questions, repeatedly- or they make stuff up."
Author: Mark Graban
27. "...small government gives you big freedoms--and Big Government leaves you with very little freedom. The opposite of Big Government is not small government, but Big Liberty. The bailout and the stimulus and the budget and the trillion-dollar deficits are not merely massive transfers from the most dynamic and productive sector to the least dynamic and productive. When governments annex a huge chunk of the economy, they also annex a huge chunk of individual liberty. You fundamentally change the relationship between the citizen and the state into something closer to that of junkie and pusher--and you make it very difficult ever to change back."
Author: Mark Steyn
28. "For the last 4 years, our Federal Government has produced the four biggest deficits in history, and the estimated 2006 deficit of $423 billion is projected to be the largest of all."
Author: Melissa Bean
29. "Our priority must be to build a path towards balancing the budget, and we cannot tolerate growing deficits."
Author: Michael Crapo
30. "Deficits are like putting dynamite in the hands of children. They can get out of control very quickly."
Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
31. "Once you run current-account deficits, you depend on the kindness of strangers. This might be the beginning of the end of the American empire."
Author: Nouriel Roubini
32. "These are tough times for state governments. Huge deficits loom almost everywhere, from California to New York, from New Jersey to Texas.Wait—Texas? Wasn't Texas supposed to be thriving even as the rest of America suffered? Didn't its governor declare, during his re-election campaign, that 'we have billions in surplus'? Yes, it was, and yes, he did. But reality has now intruded, in the form of a deficit expected to run as high as $25 billion over the next two years.And that reality has implications for the nation as a whole. For Texas is where the modern conservative theory of budgeting—the belief that you should never raise taxes under any circumstances, that you can always balance the budget by cutting wasteful spending—has been implemented most completely. If the theory can't make it there, it can't make it anywhere."
Author: Paul Krugman
33. "There's no more place in the euro zone for well-meaning laxness when dealing with deficits and failings. If the demands on Greece aren't taken seriously, we'll get stuck in quicksand. In the worst case, this would make it acceptable for one tranche to not be paid out. It is in the Greeks own interest not to test that."
Author: Peer Steinbruck
34. "Yes, it is long past time we get serious about tackling the nation's ever-growing deficits. But the average American family drawn into serious debt cannot just threaten to stiff its creditors. It must cut its spending in the future, but also take responsibility for the debt incurred in the past."
Author: Peter Welch
35. "Brain tumor survivors,don't become hopelessly discouraged if you are experiencing deficits. You are in a war and you are bound to have a few battle wounds."
Author: Rachel Grady
36. "Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it."
Author: Richard Lamm
37. "I served at a time when we had a strong economy, when we had deficits that we would die for today. I was able to propose a balanced budget, not over ten years, but over five years. I'm proud of that record."
Author: Rob Portman
38. "Back in those days, in the fifties and sixties, countries had balance of payment's deficits or surpluses, those were reflected much more than today in movements of reserves among countries."
Author: Robert C. Solomon
39. "There's a stability and growth pact which was agreed for the eleven countries which tries to limit the size of budget deficits among the eleven countries."
Author: Robert C. Solomon
40. "Deficits mean future tax increases, pure and simple. Deficit spending should be viewed as a tax on future generations, and politicians who create deficits should be exposed as tax hikers."
Author: Ron Paul
41. "Tax increases don't eliminate deficits they increase govt. spending."
Author: Ronald Reagan
42. "Thanks to decades of accumulated federal budget deficits and, more significantly, imprudent Medicare and Social Security policies, we've stolen almost $60 trillion from our children."
Author: Steven Rattner
43. "Looking at the high cost of occupation in Iraq and the needs we have in this country, would it not have been better to have smaller tax cuts in order to keep down the deficits."
Author: Tim Russert
44. "The world is likely to view any temporary extension of the income tax cuts for the top two percent as a prelude to a long-term or permanent extension, and that would hurt economic recovery as well by undermining confidence that we're prepared to make a commitment today to bring down our future deficits."
Author: Timothy Geithner
45. "I'm a fiscal hawk. I vote against all taxes, but I do believe the environment, and climate change, is a bigger issue than fiscal deficits are as a risk to the nation."
Author: Vinod Khosla
46. "Larger deficits are necessary and proper means to mitigate unemployment as the far greater evil in terms of human welfare."
Author: William Vickrey
47. "Deficits do not in themselves produce inflation, nor does a balanced budget assure a stable price level."
Author: William Vickrey

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