Quotes and Sayings about Economy



"People are only mean when they're threatened, and that's what our culture does. That's what our economy does."
- Mitch Albom
(Related: People, Culture, Economy)

"When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Business, Progress, Act, Economy, Will)

"I think back a little bit when President Bush was elected President and what kind of economy he inherited from the Clinton administration. The economy was going down. It was not doing well."
- Wayne Allard
(Related: Economy, President)

"If it is widely assumed that the new President cannot move forward simply because of a narrow victory, there can easily develop a sense of unease and uncertainty, adversely affecting every sector of American society, our economy and the perception of other nations."
- Richard V. Allen
(Related: Society, Perception, Victory, American, Economy, Nations, President, Sense, Uncertainty)

"I don't know the taxpayer has perhaps much of an understanding of just how much wealth has been and is being and can be created that flows through the economy and just how many jobs depend upon it."
- John Anderson
(Related: Wealth, Being, Economy, Jobs, Understanding)

"But now, more and more, its society is concerned with economy and finance."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Finance, Society, Economy, Now)

"This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Work, Class, Cooperation, Creation, Democrats, Economy, Future, Job, Middle class, Republicans, Want)

"Now, China, India have set goals. We're going to be able to review what they're doing. We're going to be able to challenge them if they don't meet those goals. We're going to pursue this anyway, because the President understands that our future lies with a clean energy economy. We've doubled renewables this year. There are millions of jobs to be had there, more energy security, so we're going to pursue this."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Goals, Challenge, Economy, Energy, Future, Jobs, Lies, Now, President, Security)

"But obviously, we're looking for all good ideas to help deal with our long-term debt problem. This is something that is going to affect our economy. It affects our kids. And we need to deal with it."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Ideas, Debt, Economy, Help, Kids)

"We don't want to go back to the same policies and the same practices that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led us to this catastrophe. We have to keep moving forward."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Class, Economy, Middle class, Want)

"There are no doubts that, the situation in the country today, indicates that there is much more work to do in the process of reforming the political economy and improving the quality of life of our people and communities."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Life, Work, Quality, People, Country, Economy, Today)

"The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Challenge, Democracy, Direction, Economy, Environment, Freedom, Order, Project)

"Our choice of a reform framework dictated that we looked at the fundamental assumptions that had driven Nigeria's economy, society and policy hitherto and to seek ways of either abandoning or transcending those assumptions and their supporting institutions."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Society, Policy, Choice, Economy, Reform)

"The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Time, Economy)

"In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Economy, Machines)

"We've set aside tens of millions of acres of those northwestern forests for perpetuity. The unemployment rate has gone not up, but down. The economy has gone up."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Economy, Unemployment)

"What we've proven is that you can protect the environment, use it wisely and grow the economy and that there is no conflict between the two."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Conflict, Economy, Environment)

"There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Architecture, Design, Music, Economy, Engineering, Interest, Now, Software, Theatre)

"Energy consumption matters both to our environment and our economy."
- John Baldacci
(Related: Economy, Energy, Environment)

"A strong economy causes an increase in the demand for housing; the increased demand for housing drives real-estate prices and rentals through the roof. And then affordable housing becomes completely inaccessible."
- William Baldwin
(Related: Causes, Economy)

"I believe in just enriching the economy. And we're leaving so much on the table, 72 percent of the planet."
- Robert Ballard
(Related: Economy)

"Most Americans are more concerned about the economy and job creation. And they can't understand why the Obama administration or the Democrat majority in Congress wants to pass a bill like the cap-and-trade tax that will cost us jobs, that will hurt our economy, that will drive up costs for families, as well as for small businesses."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Americans, Congress, Creation, Economy, Tax, Hurt, Job, Jobs, Majority, Will)

"There's no recovery on Main Street, I can tell you that for sure. And in a re - in an economy like this, we don't need to be raising anybody's taxes."
- Haley Barbour
(Related: Economy, Taxes)

"We also provide a lot of services with our consulting group that allow people to take maximum advantage of the Net economy. Those all seem to resonate with customers and are providing a good strong base going forward."
- Jim Barksdale
(Related: People, Consulting, Economy)

"I personally think intellectual property is an oxymoron. Physical objects have a completely different natural economy than intellectual goods. It's a tricky thing to try to own something that remains in your possession even after you give it to many others."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Economy, Possession, Property)

"President Obama insists he's a free-market guy. But you have to wonder whether he understands how a free economy really works."
- Fred Barnes
(Related: Economy, President, Wonder)

"The worst thing that we could do is raises taxes. It would only hurt the economy."
- Dan Bartlett
(Related: Economy, Hurt, Taxes)

"Economy, prudence, and a simple life are the sure masters of need, and will often accomplish that which, their opposites, with a fortune at hand, will fail to do."
- Clara Barton
(Related: Life, Economy, Fortune, Opposites, Prudence, Will)

"If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose."
- William Bartram
(Related: Perseverance, Purpose, Attention, Creation, Economy, Effect, Order, Resolution)

"I am excited to rise today to support National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. This celebration honors the husband and wife business owner teams whose work helps drive the economy and fuel job growth."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Business, Mom, Work, Wife, HusbGrowth, Day, Economy, Job, Support, Today)

"Fear is a great motivator. Look at what 9-11 has accomplished - My god. It's slammed the economy, It's - I can't even begin to detail all it's actually done, other than bring down the buildings and hit the Pentagon. It's stunned the entire nation."
- Art Bell
(Related: God, Fear, Detail, Economy, Nation)

"Every economy is uncertain. Referring to this or any economy as "uncertain" is an unnecessary and pessimistic redundancy."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Economy)

"But we don't have an example of a democratic society existing in a socialist economy - which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Society, Capitalism, Economy, Example, World)

"Let me say again that the relationship is asymmetrical: there's no democracy without a market economy, but you can have a market economy without democracy."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Democracy, Economy)

"When certain branches of the economy become obsolete, as in the case of the steel industry, not only do jobs disappear, which is obviously a terrible social hardship, but certain cultures also disappear."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Economy, Hardship, Jobs)

"Some people think that as the Chinese economy becomes more and more capitalistic it will inevitably become more democratic."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: People, Economy, Will)

"So I think one can say on empirical grounds - not because of some philosophical principle - that you can't have democracy unless you have a market economy."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Democracy, Economy)

"It has been true in Western societies and it seems to be true elsewhere that you do not find democratic systems apart from capitalism, or apart from a market economy, if you prefer that term."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Capitalism, Economy)

"In a market economy, however, the individual has some possibility of escaping from the power of the state."
- Peter L. Berger
(Related: Power, Possibility, Economy, State)

"How much greater would their contributions to the U.S. economy be if U.S. copyright owners could access foreign markets otherwise dominated by pirate product?"
- Howard Berman
(Related: Economy)

"The relevance of Marxism to science is that it removes it from its imagined position of complete detachment and shows it as a part, but a critically important part, of economy and social development."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Science, Development, Economy, Marxism)

"In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster."
- Joe Biden
(Related: Idea, Disaster, Economy, Taxes)

"Economy is a savings-bank, into which men drop pennies, and get dollars in return."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Men, Economy)

"The strongest initiative that government can take to ensure Australia is prepared for population ageing, is to maintain a strong economy, and a secure nation."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Government, Ageing, Economy, Nation, Population)

"I firmly believe that the best way to stimulate our economy and create jobs is to let hard-working Americans keep more of their money - after all, the money belongs to them, not to Washington."
- Rob Bishop
(Related: Money, Americans, Economy, Jobs, Washington)

"A healthy Amtrak is an integral part of New York and the Nation's economy and transportation systems."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Economy, Nation)

"This majority is working for America, and one of those ways is we have tremendously low unemployment. This economy has created millions of new jobs, and we are expecting growth this first quarter of somewhere higher than 4 percent."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Growth, America, Economy, First, Jobs, Majority, Unemployment)

"A successful economic development strategy must focus on improving the skills of the area's workforce, reducing the cost of doing business and making available the resources business needs to compete and thrive in today's global economy."
- Rod Blagojevich
(Related: Business, Strategy, Successful, Development, Economy, Focus, Needs, Today)

"The conservative argument is that the economy is like the weather, that it just operates automatically."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Argument, Conservative, Economy, Weather)

"It was an absurd theory that by cutting taxes you would increase government revenues, because the growth of the economy would create an overflow of taxes that would fall into the government coffers."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Government, Growth, Economy, Taxes, Theory)

"At the same time, Clinton was doing a lot things right, like the economy."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Time, Economy, Right)

"Clinton took very tough decisions on the economy."
- Sidney Blumenthal
(Related: Decisions, Economy)

"In spite of advances in technology and changes in the economy, state government still operates on an obsolete 1970s model. We have a typewriter government in an Internet age."
- Matt Blunt
(Related: Age, Government, Technology, Economy, Internet, State)

"So the only way we're going to improve fuel economy or appliance efficiency swiftly and to the maximum extent practicable is if the government requires it."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Government, Economy, Efficiency)

"The U.S. uses most of its oil for transportation. We can limit U.S. demand for oil by requiring automakers to use the technology that already exists to improve fuel economy - technology that the automakers refuse to bring into the market despite societal demand."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: Technology, Economy, Oil)

"I don't see a groundswell of people willing to raise gas taxes right now. That leaves fuel economy standards as the only effective tool we have as a nation to make a dent in our dangerous and ever growing consumption of oil."
- Sherwood Boehlert
(Related: People, Economy, Nation, Now, Oil, Right, Taxes)

"It's pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused. And it's also pretty clear the American people are still demanding and asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?' And the reason we don't have new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued by President Obama and his allies in the Congress."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Congress, Economy, Job, Jobs, Months, President, Pretty, Question, Reason)

"Listen, I think what's best for the economy and to create jobs is to extend all of the current tax rates - for all Americans. It - it begins to reduce the uncertainty. And for small businesspeople, they can look up and begin to plan."
- John Boehner
(Related: Americans, Economy, Tax, Jobs, Uncertainty)

"I am not for raising taxes on the American people in a soft economy."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Economy, Taxes)

"Advances in technology will continue to reach far into every sector of our economy. Future job and economic growth in industry, defense, transportation, agriculture, health care, and life sciences is directly related to scientific advancement."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Life, Technology, Growth, Agriculture, Care, Defense, Economy, Future, Job, Will)

"It is time that we take control and find a way to curtail the explosive costs of health care. Small businesses deserve a chance to channel these funds toward other needs, such as expanding and creating more jobs for the economy."
- Christopher Bond
(Related: Health, Time, Control, Care, Chance, Economy, Jobs, Needs)

"Whatever the economy needs to maintain itself, the government will do it."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Government, Economy, Needs, Will)

"It is U.S. workers who lose out when employers cannot get the high-tech graduates they need to compete with foreign companies in the 21st century economy."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Economy, Workers)

"The death tax should be completely and permanently repealed now in order to make the Tax Code fairer and simpler and to eliminate the harmful drag this tax has on the economy."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Death, Economy, Tax, Now, Order)

"The free market economy is supposed to be the only path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity, power and influence of nations."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Happiness, Power, Wealth, Economy, Humanity, Influence, Leading, Nations, Prosperity)

"I think the best president - because he changed the whole mood of the country, the whole economy of the country, and stood up to Communism... that was continuing its causes around the world, and backed them off and caused them to collapse - and that was Ronald Reagan."
- Pat Boone
(Related: Causes, Communism, Country, Economy, President, World)

"For the good of our environment, the good of the economy, and the good of the Nation, I strongly urge support of the upper Mississippi locks and dams project."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Economy, Environment, Nation, Project, Support)

"As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most important roles the federal government can play in assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep our fiscal house in order."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Government, Conservative, Economy, Order, Play)

"It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Nature, Change, Sympathy, Economy, Help, May)

"There can be no doubt that the transportation sector is the most critical sector of our economy."
- Robert Brady
(Related: Doubt, Economy)

"In my book I don't just demonstrate that free enterprise is the most efficient way of organizing an economy - which it is. I also show that it's an expression of American values, and, thus, that a fight for free enterprise is very much a fight for our culture."
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Related: Values, American, Culture, Economy, Expression, Fight)

"Marxism is an interpretation of history which explains the progress of society as a product of the expansion of the forces of production of the material means of life, that is, the development of economy."
- Earl Browder
(Related: History, Society, Life, Development, Progress, Economy, Marxism, Production)

"Once we open the door to the plutonium economy, we expose ourselves to absolutely terrible, horrifying risks from these people."
- David R. Brower
(Related: People, Economy, Open)

"America knows it has got to deal with its deficit problems so that it, too, can promise it is making its proper and best contributions to the world economy."
- Gordon Brown
(Related: America, Economy, Problems, Promise, World)

"Financial service providers act as the lubricating oil in the economy. They link consumers who want to invest their savings for a good return with companies who want to borrow on best terms for expansion."
- John Bruton
(Related: Financial, Act, Economy, Oil, Service, Want)

"We can demonstrate, by our own example, how E.U. freedoms, including the freedom of nationals of other E.U. countries to come and work here, has enabled us to expand our economy."
- John Bruton
(Related: Work, Countries, Economy, Example, Freedom)

"The economy is not an abstraction. The economy consists of people, and it will only grow if people feel secure and are reasonably free."
- John Bruton
(Related: People, Economy, Will)

"The whole of the global economy is based on supplying the cravings of two per cent of the world's population."
- Bill Bryson
(Related: Economy, Population, World)

"I think women as well as men are concerned about jobs and the economy and spending and, and other issues. They're concerned that when their kids graduate from college they have an economy and they have a future in this country and they, they have the same opportunity that we've had and our grandparents have had."
- Ken Buck
(Related: Men, Women, Opportunity, College, Country, Economy, Future, Grandparents, Jobs, Kids)

"Nuclear power will help provide the electricity that our growing economy needs without increasing emissions. This is truly an environmentally responsible source of energy."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Power, Economy, Electricity, Energy, Help, Needs, Will)

"Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Economy, May)

"It is critical that we have a comprehensive energy plan to provide affordable and reliable supplies of energy so that our economy will not be dependent on foreign sources of energy."
- Richard Burr
(Related: Economy, Energy, Will)

"I stand for strict economy in governmental affairs."
- Harry F. Byrd
(Related: Economy)

"The State of Virginia is similar to a great business corporation... and should be conducted with the same efficiency and economy as any private business."
- Harry F. Byrd
(Related: Business, Economy, Efficiency, State)

"The conditions which now exist in Germany make it impossible for industrial production to reach the levels which the occupying powers agreed were essential for a minimum German peacetime economy."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Economy, Germany, Now, Production)

"The carrying out of the Potsdam Agreement has, however, been obstructed by the failure of the Allied Control Council to take the necessary steps to enable the German economy to function as an economic unit."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Control, Failure, Agreement, Economy)

"The working out of a balanced economy throughout Germany to provide the necessary means to pay for approved imports has not been accomplished, although that too is expressly required by the Potsdam Agreement."
- James F. Byrnes
(Related: Agreement, Economy, Germany)

"I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'."
- James Callaghan
(Related: Economy)

"It is vital that we get these policies right as we take forward our plans to drive down the deficit and transform our economy."
- David Cameron
(Related: Economy, Right)

"I mean, I'm a conservative. I believe that, you know, if you borrow too much, you just build up debts for your children to pay off. You put pressure on interest rates. You put at risk your economy. That's the case in Britain. We're not a reserve currency, so we need to get on and deal with this issue."
- David Cameron
(Related: Children, Conservative, Economy, Interest, Pressure, Risk)

"For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Economy, Variety, Years)

"In a perfect world we would bring corporate tax rates down to 25% or less so we can get competitive in the world economy. Ultimately, I would love to see a flat tax."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Love, Corporate, Economy, Tax, World)

"Good schools underpin not only our economy, but the social fabric of our lives."
- Donald L. Carcieri
(Related: Economy, Schools)

"Without action, we are going to continue to allow Iran to be a safe harbor for terrorists, see its economy further deteriorate, and see the Middle East further destabilize."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Action, Economy)

"In California, of all places, entertainment is the key to a vibrant economy. If we do not develop young adults capable of entering that world, the financial base of this state is sure to suffer and impact all of us."
- David Cassidy
(Related: Financial, Economy, Entertainment, Key, State, World)

"If you've got unemployment, low pay, that was just too bad. But that was the system. That was the sort of economy and philosophy against which I was fighting in the 1930s."
- Barbara Castle
(Related: Economy, Fighting, Philosophy, Unemployment)

"One of the very nice things about investing in the stock market is that you learn about all different aspects of the economy. It's your window into a very large world."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Economy, World)

"The directors thought, They understand nothing in the real economy, in real life. They read some stupid books, and they came from the moon to the earth, and maybe in one month they will disappear."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Life, Thought, Books, Earth, Economy, Moon, Nothing, Will)

"Killing the private property-that was the center of the Marxist economy and Marxist ideology. That was the center of the Lenin ideology."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Economy, Ideology, Killing, Property)

"There is a state that is able to understand the demand in the economy. That state should use prices as an instrument for implementation of this understanding."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Economy, State, Understanding)

"People do not understand what a great revenue economy is."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: People, Economy)

"Keep up hope for a better economy, more jobs, better wages, affordable healthcare and all the issues we have brought into focus."
- Bob Clement
(Related: Hope, Economy, Focus, Healthcare, Jobs, Wages)

"The American taxpayer should not be treated more shabbily than debtors from other nations and we should be encouraging other nations to help rebuild Iraq's economy."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: Encouraging, American, Economy, Help, Iraq, Nations)

"In today's knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Technology, Knowledge, Economy, Example, Information, Jobs, Today)

"In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything."
- William J. Clinton
(Related: Education, Motivation, Economy, Information)

"We have stabilized our economy. We took over a very sick economy, and we were hemorrhaging 750,000 jobs a month. We have stopped the hemorrhaging. In fact, we had 140,000 job growth last month. And that's what I call progress."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: Progress, Growth, Economy, Fact, Job, Jobs)

"Democrats have laid out a program that, if adopted, would make us independent of Middle Eastern oil in ten years, and create a new economy especially for those in rural America. Our program invests in clean energy alternatives and provides energy assistance for those in need."
- Jim Clyburn
(Related: America, Democrats, Economy, Energy, Oil, Years)

"Well, I think the president has clearly submitted us a tight budget, but it's what's called for if we're going to get spending under control and keep the economy moving in the right direction, with economic growth and job creation activity."
- Thad Cochran
(Related: Control, Growth, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, President, Right)

"America has a strategic interest in continuing to welcome international students at our colleges, universities, and high schools. Attracting the world's top scientific scholars helps to keep our economy competitive."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: America, Economy, Interest, Schools, Students, World)

"The Pell Grant is more than a financial aid program for college students in need. It is the right thing to do for America's college students, and it is the right thing to do for America's economy."
- Norm Coleman
(Related: Financial, America, College, Economy, Right, Students)

"We are moving toward a global economy. One way of approaching that is to pull the covers over your head. Another is to say: It may be more complicated - but that's the world I am going to live in, I might as well be good at it."
- Phil Condit
(Related: Economy, May, World)

"The realities of the modern global economy require government to play a substantial role in ensuring the national and economic security of the people."
- Matthew Continetti
(Related: Government, People, Economy, Play, Security)

"Our system of private health insurance that fails to provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes to the double-digit health care inflation that is making America less competitive in the global economy."
- John Conyers
(Related: Health, America, Care, Economy, Inflation)

"Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Economy, Today, Tomorrow)

"Should we attempt border security first, which I believe we should, we still need to face the fact that comprehensive reform is necessary. This must include a guest worker program and dealing with the 11 million people who are here today that are contributing to our economy."
- Jim Costa
(Related: People, Economy, Fact, First, Guest, Reform, Security, Today)

"Jobs are disappearing from every sector of the economy, from engineering to health care workers, forcing hundreds of thousands of families into unemployment and low-paying jobs."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Health, Care, Economy, Engineering, Jobs, Unemployment, Workers)

"It is clear that the economy has not gotten better for everyone."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Economy)

"Amtrak is extremely important to the economy of Southern Illinois and I will continue to work with state and local leaders and my colleagues in Congress to secure the necessary funding to maintain full service."
- Jerry Costello
(Related: Work, Congress, Economy, Leaders, Service, State, Will)

"The modern economy isn't about the redistribution of wealth, it's about the redistribution of time."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Time, Wealth, Economy)

"Business is a subset of the environment, not the other way around. You can't have a healthy economy, you can't have a healthy anything in a degraded environment."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Business, Economy, Environment)

"The fact is that the economy is really posed for the kind of recovery that people can see and understand."
- Al D'Amato
(Related: People, Economy, Fact)

"We are tasked to rebuild not just a damaged economy, and a debt-ridden balance sheet, but to do so by drawing forth the best that is in our fellow citizens. If we would summon the best from Americans, we must assume the best about them. If we don't believe in Americans, who will?"
- Mitch Daniels
(Related: Americans, Balance, Debt, Economy, Will)

"People were concerned about national security, and that precluded us from having the opportunity to break through on the issues that we cared most about - the economy, education and health care."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Education, Health, People, Opportunity, Care, Economy, National security)

"We'll have a public power authority, which will also have the ability to build power or finance power. And more importantly, we'll have more power than our economy provides. All of that will give us leverage we don't have today."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Finance, Power, Ability, Authority, Economy, Public, Today, Will)

"The same undisciplined government spending and social engineering that has undermined our economy over the past 30 years has also been tearing at the social fabric of this land."
- Stockwell Day
(Related: Government, Economy, Engineering, Land, Past, Years)

"If the economy is strained, then Social Security, like the rest of the government, will be, too."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Government, Economy, Rest, Security, Will)

"I think most people... would be glad to pay the same taxes they paid when Bill Clinton was president, if only they could have the same economy they had when Bill Clinton was president."
- Howard Dean
(Related: People, Economy, President, Taxes)

"We have been blessed with a healthy, growing economy, with more Americans going back to work, and with our Nation acting as a positive force for good in the world."
- Jim DeMint
(Related: Work, Positive, Acting, Americans, Economy, Force, Nation, World)

"The time has come for the American government to recognize the damage that has occurred to our economy, and to take firm action to curtail what I believe is both unfair and illegal foreign competition."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Government, Time, Action, American, Competition, Economy)

"There can be economy only where there is efficiency."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Economy, Efficiency)

"By strengthening the economy, providing job opportunity and meeting the needs of working families, we can ensure the continued prosperity of our nation."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Opportunity, Economy, Job, Meeting, Nation, Needs, Prosperity)

"Our seniors have worked long and hard to better the economy, raise families and serve their communities. They deserve to live independent and active lives in their golden years."
- Christopher Dodd
(Related: Economy, Years)

"According to various polls conducted, the single most important issue in last week's election was not the Iraq War, not the War on Terror, not even the economy. It was the cultural war."
- John Doolittle
(Related: War, Economy, Iraq, Terror)

"If the Administration does nothing, high gasoline prices will continue to increasingly burden our economy, taking millions of dollars out of the hands of families and putting it straight into the pockets of OPEC."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: Burden, Economy, Nothing, Will)

"Everyone, young and old, must have access to the knowledge and skills to participate in the evolving economy."
- James H. Douglas
(Related: Knowledge, Economy, Old)

"Every year the progress of advanced capitalist society makes our population consist of more and more isolates. This is because of the infrastructure of the economy, especially electronic communications."
- Mary Douglas
(Related: Society, Progress, Economy, Population)

"Having seen a non-market economy, I suddenly understood much better what I liked about a market economy."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Economy)

"We have in the last two years, we have passed 350 legislation in the parliament, most of which deal with democratization, human rights, and of course, economy."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Economy, Rights, Human rights, Legislation, Parliament, Years)

"Everyone is always in favour of general economy and particular expenditure."
- Anthony Eden
(Related: Economy)

"A strong economy depends on a strong middle class, but George Bush has put the middle class in a hole, and John McCain has a plan to keep digging that hole with George Bush's shovel."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Class, Economy, Middle class)

"With a strong domestic economy, low national unemployment at 5 percent, and increasing retail sales, the picture should look rosy. But one look at the trade deficit changes all of that."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: Economy, Sales, Trade, Unemployment)

"As the U.S. trade deficit, and the portion of that deficit attributed to China, continue to grow, our own economy is at risk of losing its reputation as a leader in world trade."
- Jo Ann Emerson
(Related: Leader, Economy, Losing, Reputation, Risk, Trade, World)

"All 50 states had the same national economy. And on virtually any measurement you wish to look at, Michigan has moved up and improved against the others."
- John Engler
(Related: Economy, states)

"We are the number one economy in the world, and we ought to continue to pursue those kinds of policies that ensure that we maintain that position, like innovation and like technology and like education and like just research and development and discovery."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Education, Technology, Development, Discovery, Economy, Innovation, Research, World)

"When you poll all of the economists, uh, across America that I think are intellectually honest they would all, or maybe not all, but 95% of them 96% of them would say you know we really have got a powerful economy."
- Donald Evans
(Related: America, Economy)

"There are opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, the insurance industry, so yes back home we are talking about investment opportunities in Morocco for various sectors of our economy and we will continue to do that."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Home, Economy, Investment, Talking, Will)

"I will stay very focused on my responsibilities as Secretary of Commerce and the economy's doing well. I mean, you asked about some of the challenges that we have or what is going on in the world and you know I, I'm pleased to report that the economy is doing extremely well."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Commerce, Economy, Will, World)

"Well, you can, but tell you this, that when you've got an economy that is growing at 4.9% it is the fastest growth over the last 12 months we've seen in 20 years."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Growth, Economy, Months, Years)

"I will continue to stay very focused on the economy."
- Donald Evans
(Related: Economy, Will)

"We are particularly poor at the open economy issues."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Economy, Open, Poor)

"But the primary reason for wanting the dollar to become more competitive in the near future is that we may need an increase in exports this year and in 2007 to sustain the economy's current pace of expansion."
- Martin Feldstein
(Related: Economy, Future, May, Reason)

"As Congress continues to debate ways to address illegal immigration, we must remember the many hard-working legal immigrants that contribute so much to our nation's economy and culture."
- Bob Filner
(Related: Legal, Congress, Culture, Debate, Economy, Nation)

"Everybody is talking today about the economy."
- Joschka Fischer
(Related: Economy, Talking, Today)

"More than 15 percent of the jobs in Ohio are tied in some way to agriculture. A strong agriculture means a strong economy."
- John Fisher
(Related: Agriculture, Economy, Jobs)

"In today's economy, it's more common to need two incomes to raise a family."
- John Fisher
(Related: Family, Economy, Today)

"Most of the State of the Union will not be about Iraq. Most of the State of the Union will be about improving America's economy and providing greater access to health care for millions of American people, including senior citizens."
- Ari Fleischer
(Related: Health, People, America, American, Care, Economy, Iraq, State, Will)

"There's plenty of juice to keep this economy going."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Economy)

"Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Time, Defense, Economy, Today, Trouble, World)

"Ukraine is also successfully moving toward democracy and making progress expanding freedoms and rights to its people. We can help Ukraine achieve these goals and improve its economy by normalizing trade relations."
- Vito Fossella
(Related: People, Progress, Goals, Democracy, Economy, Rights, Help, Trade)

"Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?"
- John W. Foster
(Related: Time, Books, Economy, First, Importance, Order, Reading, Reason)

"China is crippling our manufacturing economy and eliminating our jobs by illegally flooding our markets."
- Virginia Foxx
(Related: Economy, Jobs, Manufacturing)

"The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Government, Depression, Economy, Unemployment)

"A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself."
- Milton Friedman
(Related: Belief, Arguments, Economy, Freedom, Want)

"To balance China, the democracies will need new friends - and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate."
- David Frum
(Related: Politics, Balance, Economy, Friends, Obvious, Population, Will)

"We expect that in the next years, the economy will improve. And we expect that extreme poverty will drop from 22 percent to 11 percent by the year 2000."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Economy, Extreme, Poverty, Will, Years)

"Thus, the questions we should ask here are what makes the current economic upswing different from the past two recoveries, and whether such differences are sufficient for the economy to reach the sustained growth path."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Growth, Economy, Past, Questions)

"In this context, the current recovery in the Japanese economy is taking place in tandem with the growing interdependence with the rest of the world, particularly with the other East Asian economies."
- Toshihiko Fukui
(Related: Economy, Rest, World)

"Since achieving their independence in 1992, the people of Croatia have built a democratic society based on the rule of law, respect for human rights, and a free market economy."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: Society, People, Economy, Independence, Rights, Human rights, Law, Respect)

"An economy growing at 7 percent per year, can and must find the resources to improve the lives of its millions of poor."
- Sonia Gandhi
(Related: Economy, Poor)

"It's a market economy. Apparently the demand for great coaches exceeds the supply, so of course the price of good coaches is going to be high."
- Michael Gartner
(Related: Coaches, Economy)

"There is a basic lesson on financial crises that governments tend to wait too long, underestimate the risks, want to do too little. And it ultimately gets away from them, and they end up spending more money, causing much more damage to the economy."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Money, Financial, Economy, End, Want)

"We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear would have brought with it unpredictable but severe consequences for the functioning of the broader financial system and the broader economy, with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home values, and less access to credit for companies and households."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Home, Failure, Financial, Values, Consequences, Credit, Economy, Pressure)

"The rest of the world needs the US economy and financial system to recover in order for it to revive. We remain at the center of global economic activity with financial and trade ties to every region of the globe."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Financial, Economy, Needs, Order, Rest, Trade, World)

"If the economy becomes disembodied from society it can only lead to disaster."
- Susan George
(Related: Society, Disaster, Economy)

"Now we are flying off into outer space, there is no clear curb on what can be done in the name of the economy."
- Susan George
(Related: Economy, Flying, Name, Now, Space)

"We're trying to run a 21st century society and economy with 19th century Darwinian, competitive, crude ideas."
- Susan George
(Related: Society, Ideas, Economy, Trying)

"The American economy has always been driven by the entrepreneurial nature of its citizens, and blocking access to affordable health care will only suffocate growth within the small business sector of our economy."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Business, Health, Nature, Growth, American, Care, Economy, Will)

"If China wants to be a constructive, active player in the world economy, it's got to respect intellectual property rights or it makes it pretty impossible to do business with them."
- Dan Glickman
(Related: Business, Economy, Rights, Pretty, Property, Respect, World)

"However, it may occur that we will find ourselves using a variety of fuel sources to give us the energy we need support our lifestyles and boost our economy."
- Virgil Goode
(Related: Economy, Energy, May, Support, Variety, Will)

"Where's the progress that we're going to see in Afghanistan? You have to keep public support both on the economy and the war or these things will really become troubling."
- Doris Kearns Goodwin
(Related: War, Progress, Afghanistan, Economy, Public, Support, Will)

"Cutting taxes for very high income people an average of more than $100,000 a year for people that make more than a million dollars a year is not an effective way to get the economy going."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: People, Economy, Income, Taxes)

"I believe - I'm not a political expert, but I believe there is a broad consensus, a middle ground if you will, that Democrats and Republicans, business people and workers can agree on, to get this - the economy growing faster, getting people back to work."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Business, Work, People, Democrats, Economy, Republicans, Will, Workers)

"As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together. I am going to come up with a solution that respects the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy."
- Al Gore
(Related: Cause, Economy, Environment, President, Solution, Will)

"It's fundamentally unfair to have so much of the tax relief go to so few. And it is a 10-year tax plan rather than one, as mine, focused on the next two years, which in my opinion is the critical time to jumpstart the economy."
- Bob Graham
(Related: Time, Economy, Tax, Opinion, Years)

"We aren't leveraging this great economic engine, the strongest economy in the world. And yet we have this totally weak response. We import $500 billion a year more in products than we export."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Economy, World)

"To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Education, Opportunity, College, Economy, Expectation, Reality, School, Students, Succeed, Tools)

"I have not made any suggestions about climate change. This is more about blending or shifting the conversation about the environment versus the economy. It's just such an old, outdated conversation."
- Jennifer Granholm
(Related: Change, Climate, Climate change, Conversation, Economy, Environment, Old)

"The globalization of the capital market is actually part of economic globalization. This will create a change in the entire world economy, not just restricted to some fields in some countries."
- Richard Grasso
(Related: Change, Countries, Economy, Globalization, Will, World)

"This is a basic requirement the meaning of globalization is that we should admit that the economy of each country is dependent on the economy of all the others."
- Richard Grasso
(Related: Country, Economy, Globalization, Meaning)

"The economy of a novelist is a little like that of a careful housewife who is unwilling to throw away anything that might perhaps serve its turn."
- Graham Greene
(Related: Economy, Housewife)

"I don't know where the stock market is going, but I will say this, that if it continues higher, this will do more to stimulate the economy than anything we've been talking about today or anything anybody else was talking about."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Economy, Talking, Today, Will)

"If we don't get this economy going, the numbers that represent this stimulus package are going to be small compared to the loss of revenue to the federal government for our economy."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Government, Economy, Loss, Numbers)

"Actually, I have been very supportive of a very robust stimulus package from day one. I think this economy has to have a major stimulus initiative because the only group with liquidity is the federal government."
- Judd Gregg
(Related: Government, Day, Economy)

"The economy is not governed with the bottom half in mind."
- William Greider
(Related: Economy, Mind)

"Folks in the bottom half of the economy are already squeezed hard. They will be bloodied and bankrupt if economic policy inadvertently induces a recession."
- William Greider
(Related: Policy, Economy, Will)

"Bernanke and company are trying to reflate the economy with almost stated objective of inflation at 2 percent and higher in order to provide some type of safety margin for a future recession. That's where they want to go."
- Bill Gross
(Related: Company, Economy, Future, Inflation, Order, Safety, Trying, Want)

"Gaming is the backbone of Nevada's economy."
- Kenny Guinn
(Related: Economy)

"Rising health care spending occurs because it is beneficial, not a burden on the economy."
- Robert Hall
(Related: Health, Burden, Care, Economy)

"Cinema has become a global economy, totally international."
- Lasse Hallstrom
(Related: Cinema, Economy)

"You cannot carry on forever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit."
- Daniel Hannan
(Related: Economy, Order)

"Our economy is robust and will remain strong as more Americans who want a job find one. Republican economic policies based on tax relief are working for the American people."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: People, American, Americans, Economy, Tax, Job, Republican, Want, Will)

"Priorities like winning the War on Terror and providing tax relief that will keep our economy growing strong."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: War, Winning, Economy, Tax, Priorities, Terror, Will)

"Our economy is creating jobs and giving businesses the conditions they need to invest and succeed."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: Economy, Giving, Jobs, Succeed)

"America's economy is resilient, and I am confident that Republican pro-growth policies will continue to keep our economy growing - just as it has since after the September 2001 terrorist attacks."
- Dennis Hastert
(Related: America, Economy, Republican, Will)

"Our region's economy was built upon their entrepreneurial spirit, and our economy still depends on the continued success of the enterprises they have worked so hard to create."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Success, Economy, Spirit)

"Even the striving for equality by means of a directed economy can result only in an officially enforced inequality - an authoritarian determination of the status of each individual in the new hierarchical order."
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Related: Equality, Determination, Economy, Inequality, Order, Result)

"The tax relief package enacted in 2001 was central to pulling the economy out of the post 9-11 recession. It's the reason we've got low unemployment and have created more than two million jobs in the last year."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Economy, Tax, Jobs, Post, Reason, Unemployment)

"Recent economic data shows that our economy is robust, growing and headed in the right direction. The numbers don't lie. Americans are currently enjoying falling gas prices, low unemployment, increased job creation, and a stock market that has reached an all-time high."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Lie, Americans, Creation, Direction, Economy, Job, Numbers, Right, Unemployment)

"Our growing, robust economy is able to provide the average American citizen access to the best social program there is - a steady job."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: American, Economy, Job)

"When you have a country that can boast that more than 95 percent of its eligible workforce is employed and pumping money back into economy, that's exceptionally good news, especially as we prepare to observe Labor Day."
- J. D. Hayworth
(Related: Money, Country, Day, Economy, Labor, News)

"The 'private sector' of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and the 'public sector' is, in fact, the coercive sector."
- Henry Hazlitt
(Related: Economy, Fact)

"No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Education, Community, Economy, Future, Investment)

"Even small cults are a serious cost on the world economy, to victims, their families, employers, friends, and credit-card companies."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Credit, Economy, Friends, Victims, World)

"Well, I tell young people to be successful today that, first of all, that what you learn today directly impacts what you earn tomorrow. This is a knowledge-based economy."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: People, Knowledge, Successful, Economy, First, Today, Tomorrow)

"The fact of the matter is, this is a very dynamic economy we have, and in this dynamic economy, you have a lot of job gains, but you also have job loss."
- Alexis Herman
(Related: Economy, Fact, Job, Loss)

"Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own petty household rules into the economy of the universe for which the life of generations, peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation to the general development."
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Life, Development, Absurdity, Economy, Generations, Importance, Rules, Universe)

"You've got to respond to that and of course thinking through the role of a left party in the modern world, in the modern economy and society and having a policy response to that."
- Patricia Hewitt
(Related: Society, Policy, Economy, Party, Thinking, World)

"Farms and ranches contend with much more than quarterly reports and profit margins - the weather can wreak havoc on their quality of life and economic viability. When natural disasters strike, we must do all we can to assist the backbone of our economy."
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Related: Life, Quality, Disasters, Economy, Profit, Weather)

"Who is affected more when it's cold? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's hot? Poor people. Who is affected more when it's wet? Poor people. Who is most affected when the economy is bad? Poor people. Poor people are the most fragile."
- Russel Honore
(Related: People, Economy, Poor)

"In practice, socialism didn't work. But socialism could never have worked because it is based on false premises about human psychology and society, and gross ignorance of human economy."
- David Horowitz
(Related: Society, Work, Economy, Ignorance, Practice, Psychology, Socialism)

"Do you realize that if we could increase just by 50 percent the number of adults who have a college degree, it would add $5 billion to the economy and it would result in a net income to the state of Arkansas of $340 million a year?"
- Mike Huckabee
(Related: College, Economy, Income, Result, State)

"The travel and tourism industry, it's just a huge part of our economy."
- Karen Hughes
(Related: Travel, Economy)

"I learned more about the economy from one South Dakota dust storm that I did in all my years of college."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: College, Economy, Years)

"I'm not sure it's the stimulus money that will necessarily allow the economy to recover. It will help to fortify our budgets, frankly, to ensure that there isn't as much backsliding in the areas of education and healthcare, for example."
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.
(Related: Education, Money, Budgets, Economy, Example, Healthcare, Help, Will)

"Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun, and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war. War is the arch enemy of national progress and the modern scourge of civilized men."
- King Hussein I
(Related: Men, War, Development, Progress, Financial, Burden, Economy, Enemy, Nation, Nothing, Road)

"But we can turn challenges into opportunities if we look outwards to the realities of the global economy and modernise our internal institutions in ways that will equip Europe to meet that challenge and create confidence amongst the public."
- John Hutton
(Related: Challenge, Confidence, Economy, Europe, Public, Will)

"But let no one be under any doubt that the scale of the challenge that Europe faces in this emerging global economy is immense and the practical pace of our collective action to meet these challenge to date has just been too slow."
- John Hutton
(Related: Action, Challenge, Doubt, Economy, Europe, Faces)

"At the heart of these challenges lies the question of how the institutions of the European Union make laws, the types of laws they pass and the effectiveness with which those laws are implemented on civil society and the economy."
- John Hutton
(Related: Society, Heart, Economy, Laws, Lies, Question)

"Our objective must therefore be to ensure EU better regulation contributes towards delivering a modern European Union which relentlessly focuses on building a dynamic and innovative economy equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century."
- John Hutton
(Related: Building, Economy)

"The challenge to our national economies and the collective economy of Europe will become - with the growth of China and the continuing productivity growth of the US - even more intense in the decades to come."
- John Hutton
(Related: Growth, Challenge, Economy, Europe, Productivity, Will)

"Economy does not lie in sparing money, but in spending it wisely."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Money, Lie, Economy)

"People want economy and they will pay any price to get it."
- Lee Iacocca
(Related: People, Economy, Want, Will)

"We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government."
- Andrew Jackson
(Related: Government, Determination, Beginning, Economy, Income, Necessity)

"In World War II the hostility and the exasperation resulting from the statification of the economy and the strain of the war have been directed as much against the government as against private capital."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Government, War, Economy, Exasperation, World, World war)

"In art economy is always beauty."
- Henry James
(Related: Art, Beauty, Economy)

"There is nothing more important to our Nation's future, to our homeland security, and to our economy than ensuring we have a top-notch educational system that is the envy of the world."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Economy, Envy, Future, Nation, Nothing, Security, World)

"Anybody who spends time off of Louisiana's shores can recognize that these oysters are not endangered. To classify them as such risks great harm to not only fishermen who make their living collecting oysters in the Gulf, but also to Louisiana's economy in total."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Time, Economy, Fishermen, Harm, Living, Oysters)

"The shell fishing industry represents a major part of Louisiana's economy."
- Bobby Jindal
(Related: Economy, Fishing)

"I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon frugality in the expenditure, and a sparing economy is itself a great national source."
- Andrew Johnson
(Related: Duty, Economy)

"By encouraging renewable energy sources such as wind energy, we boost South Dakota's economy and we help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: Encouraging, America, Dependence, Economy, Energy, Help, Oil, Wind)

"I have serious concerns about whether it's prudent to give any foreign country substantial leverage over the U.S. economy. Instead of spending $80 billion on important programs here at home, we're sending this money overseas just to pay interest on our debt."
- Tim Johnson
(Related: Money, Home, Country, Debt, Economy, Interest)

"I became CEO at the beginning of the hit on old economy stocks. When something like that occurs in your first six months as a CEO of a more traditional branded firm, it makes for a fast learning curve."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Beginning, Economy, First, Learning, Months, Old)

"So in Asia I want to make - I want to succeed to make a model of what success, practicing democracy, and market economy. Then that will give a good influence over Asian countries."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Success, Countries, Democracy, Economy, Influence, Succeed, Want, Will)

"I think a major cause of present Asian economic difficulties that mainly come from, you know, lack of market economy."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Cause, Difficulties, Economy, Present)

"So now we are pushing economic reform, bank reform and enterprise reform. So we can finish that reform this year, in September or October. Then our economy may be much more, you know, normalized."
- Kim Dae Jung
(Related: Economy, May, Now, October, Reform)

"People who go to work every day and perform the services essential to keeping our economy functioning deserve to live above the poverty level."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: Work, People, Day, Economy, Poverty)

"I think Russians today have a distorted picture of capitalism, liberal democracy and market economy."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Capitalism, Democracy, Economy, Liberal, Today)

"A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls."
- Sam Keen
(Related: Society, People, Economy, Job, Spirit, Vocation)

"Well, our economy is very strong and growing. We have created 5.4 million new jobs in the last 3 years. Our unemployment rate is better than the average unemployment rate of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s."
- Ric Keller
(Related: Economy, Jobs, Unemployment, Years)

"Small businesses provide 75 percent of new U.S. jobs and are the backbone of our economy, and no outdated ban should be keeping small business owners from collecting the same interest their money could earn if it were held by an individual."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Business, Money, Economy, Interest, Jobs)

"Our agricultural economy in the Hudson Valley continues to face historically low prices and producer income, as well as losses due to weather and other disasters."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Disasters, Economy, Income, Weather)

"Every bit of money that we can bring from our federal transportation budget in Washington back here to Stewart Airport will benefit our local economy and our local residents."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Money, Economy, Washington, Will)

"I am committed to strengthening our agricultural economy by protecting the unique interests of small and medium size family farms so that they can continue to operate."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Family, Economy)

"As a former small business owner, I recognize both the important role small businesses play in our economy and the broad universe of challenges that small business owners face in trying to make ends meet."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Business, Economy, Play, Trying, Universe)

"Every time in this century we've lowered the tax rates across the board, on employment, on saving, investment and risk-taking in this economy, revenues went up, not down."
- Jack Kemp
(Related: Time, Economy, Tax, Investment, Risk, Risk-taking)

"As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency."
- Caroline Kennedy
(Related: Decency, Economy, Kindness, Prosperity)

"The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Growth, Strength, Decisions, Difficulty, Economy, Tax, Investment, Potential, Risk)

"Today, our economy is about an economy of ideas."
- Patrick J. Kennedy
(Related: Ideas, Economy, Today)

"NAFTA recognizes the reality of today's economy - globalization and technology. Our future is not in competing at the low-level wage job; it is in creating high-wage, new technology jobs based on our skills and our productivity."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Technology, Economy, Future, Globalization, Job, Jobs, Productivity, Reality, Today, Wage)

"In a time of serious budget deficits, immense war costs and a sluggish economy, we cannot afford to grant such outlandish subsidies to some of our Nation's largest corporations."
- Ron Kind
(Related: Time, War, Corporations, Economy, Nation)

"Frivolous lawsuits are booming in this county. The U.S. has more costs of litigation per person than any other industrialized nation in the world, and it is crippling our economy."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Economy, Nation, World)

"Taiwan is a major economy."
- William Kirby
(Related: Economy)

"When you look at the state of the economy right now, you have to set a priority. And my top priority is the deficit of jobs and economic growth, and especially this perception that the United States could be falling behind especially Asian economies."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Growth, Perception, Economy, Jobs, Now, Right, State, states, United)

"And taking more money out of the private economy and having the government perform as it has poorly done with the stimulus I don't think is the right way to go."
- Mark Kirk
(Related: Government, Money, Economy, Right)

"There is no pure free-market economy."
- Jeane Kirkpatrick
(Related: Economy)

"We must have the time to create strict rules so that property is not sold by Communist managers for a low price. They often get payments under the table to sell to the first bidder. This does not build public support for a market economy."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Time, Economy, First, Managers, Property, Public, Rules, Support)

"Privatization of the state-owned economy is not yet on the agenda. We cannot do it immediately; my colleagues would not agree to it. But we must put all forms of ownership on an equal footing immediately and let different types of ownership compete with the state firms."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Economy, Ownership, State)

"What we want is to establish the rules of a market economy - not to plan its outcome."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Economy, Rules, Want)

"Not exclusively, but the bulk of our local economy should be covered by local currencies, which is more efficient than having global currencies which lose connection with reality in the markets, shops and communities of the people."
- David Korten
(Related: People, Connection, Economy, Reality, Shops)

"My claim is that we do not have a market economy, but a capitalist economy."
- David Korten
(Related: Economy)

"So, there is enormous instability in the global economy with a shift of winners and losers."
- David Korten
(Related: Economy)

"The first principle of the market economy is that it is comprised of many small buyers and sellers, which implies a substantial degree of equity. Another fundamental market principle is that costs are internalized in the producer's price."
- David Korten
(Related: Economy, First)

"But we can also take the radical view that the test of an economy has to do with the extent to which it is providing everybody with a decent means of living."
- David Korten
(Related: Economy, Living, Radical)

"And each of these perspectives comes to the same conclusion, which is that our global economy is out of control and performing contrary to basic principles of market economics."
- David Korten
(Related: Control, Economics, Economy, Principles)

"If you look at the US economy over the last 15-20 years wages have been stagnating or even declining."
- David Korten
(Related: Economy, Wages, Years)

"If you put this in the context of Detroit in '64 or '65, the economy was booming. Everybody had jobs and there was a whole nightclub culture where bands could work."
- Wayne Kramer
(Related: Work, Culture, Economy, Jobs)

"A healthy environment is essential to a livable Oregon and a strong economy."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Economy, Environment)

"To be in the EU, it means to have same rules of... for economy, for social life, to be together in the majority of European countries."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Life, Countries, Economy, Majority, Rules)

"And still the time, especially in the economy, is very tough, very difficult. It's necessary to be active still, to work, to fight, to make our economy more competitive."
- Aleksander Kwasniewski
(Related: Time, Work, Economy, Fight)

"When we think of the state of the economy, we are not thinking in terms of money flow. We are thinking in terms of the effect on everyday lives of people."
- Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
(Related: Money, People, Economy, Effect, State, Thinking)

"It's called political economy because it is has nothing to do with either politics or economy."
- Stephen Leacock
(Related: Politics, Economy, Nothing)

"We have the largest economy and the strongest military in the world. Our core values of freedom and opportunity are ascendant around the globe."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Opportunity, Values, Economy, Freedom, Military, World)

"The way we're really going to grow the economy is to invest in people, to invest in innovation, to have the federal government put money in the kind of research that will create the new high-technology, biotechnology industries that will create the millions of new jobs."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Government, Money, People, Economy, Innovation, Jobs, Research, Will)

"In this era of uncertainty and conflict, the United States - blessed with the world's strongest military, most ingenious economy, and most tolerant society - remains a model and leader to the world."
- Joe Lieberman
(Related: Society, Leader, Conflict, Economy, Military, states, Uncertainty, United, World)

"The last thing they want is a revitalized economy now. I'm not saying the Democrats don't want a strong economy. Don't misunderstand. They just don't want it now."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Democrats, Economy, Now, Saying, Want)

"Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Men, Authority, Economy, Effort, Freedom)

"As for the expected boon to the Mexican economy, we have seen none of these gains, and instead we have seen NAFTA's detrimental impact on the Mexican workers."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: Economy, Workers)

"Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: War, Fear, Country, Economy, Now, Propaganda)

"It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear."
- Douglas MacArthur
(Related: War, Policy, Fear, Country, Economy, Now, Propaganda)

"I inherited a sick economy and passed on a sound one. But one abiding regret for me is that, in between, I did not have the resources to put in place the educational and social changes about which I cared to much; I made only a beginning, and it was not enough."
- John Major
(Related: Beginning, Economy, Regret, Sound)

"Our workers comp debt is the Achilles heel of our state's economy, and I firmly believe that in order to create more good jobs in West Virginia this system must be fixed and it must be fixed now. We cannot afford to wait even one more minute."
- Joe Manchin III
(Related: Debt, Economy, Jobs, Now, Order, State, Workers)

"Workers do not strike every day, they cannot do that the way they function in the capitalist economy. The way they have to live by selling their labor power makes that impossible."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Power, Selling, Day, Economy, Labor, Workers)

"Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it's inevitable, we've also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it's not uncontrollable."
- Peter Mandelson
(Related: Economy, Fact, Globalization, Saying, World)

"In today's global economy, however, it is important to raise the bar of excellence even higher. Today's students must be prepared to compete effectively on an international level."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Economy, Excellence, Students, Today)

"Scientists at MIT and engineering schools all across America say that they could improve the fuel economy standards for the existing set of vehicles by 10 miles per gallon using existing technology, without compromising safety or comfort at all."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Technology, America, Comfort, Economy, Engineering, Safety, Schools, Scientists)

"Our nation's security, economy, and place on the world stage depends on the success our educational system."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Success, Economy, Nation, Security, World)

"The problem is, is that President Bush and the Republican leadership in the Congress have resisted attempts to increase dramatically our fuel economy standards over the last five years."
- Ed Markey
(Related: Leadership, Congress, Economy, President, Republican, Years)

"The political system is not for the people. The people are secondary to the economy. It's about what generates money, not about what benefits the people."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Money, People, Benefits, Economy)

"I fear that our true motivation is about oil and our own flailing economy; about the failure to destroy Al Qaeda and about revenge."
- Dave Matthews
(Related: Motivation, Fear, Failure, Economy, Oil, Revenge)

"I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take decisions on matters of the economy; I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence; I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education."
- Thabo Mbeki
(Related: Education, Government, Decisions, Economy)

"One only has to look at the performance of the economy to understand how it shapes the perspective of America's youth about military service."
- John M. McHugh
(Related: Performance, America, Economy, Military, Perspective, Service, Youth)

"My top three priorities for my first term in Congress are growing our economy; providing for quality, affordable health care; and keeping our nation and communities safe."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Health, Quality, Care, Congress, Economy, First, Nation, Priorities)

"Providing tax relief and reducing regulations leads to job creation and new economic opportunities for our small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Creation, Economy, Tax, Job)

"My first priority is growing this economy in the long term, and stimulating it in the short term."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Economy, First)

"We need to have a strong economy that can create employment opportunities and that can also produce the revenue that we need to defend our country at home and abroad."
- Robert Menendez
(Related: Home, Country, Economy)

"For every $5 that Boston's economy sends up to Beacon Hill, the state gives only $1 back to us."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Boston, Economy, State)

"Boston is the engine of the state's economy."
- Thomas Menino
(Related: Boston, Economy, State)

"When someone has the desire to go to school and has the ability but can't get into our schools, that's wrong. Education drives the economy and the quality of life."
- Jack Miller
(Related: Education, Life, Quality, Ability, Desire, Economy, School, Schools, Wrong)

"But again, you know, the views that we've expressed are transferring power back from the federal government to the states, giving Alaska an incredible opportunity to expand its economy, especially at a time when our federal government is coming close to bankruptcy.So that is a broad-based appeal. It's not an extreme view."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Government, Power, Time, Opportunity, Economy, Extreme, Giving, states)

"Not wishing to be disturbed over moral issues of the political economy, Americans cling to the notion that the government is a sort of automatic machine, regulated by the balancing of competing interests."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: Government, Americans, Economy, Machine, Wishing)

"Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Policy, Economy, Manufacturing, Trade)

"Five years ago, we thought of the Web as a new medium, not a new economy."
- Clement Mok
(Related: Thought, Economy, Years)

"There is, therefore, no solution possible other than an economy directed by the workers through their organisations of control-through the workers' syndicates."
- Frederica Montseny
(Related: Control, Economy, Solution, Workers)

"Kids need to be equipped for that. They need to learn to use that technology to keep the new economy going."
- Dennis Moore
(Related: Technology, Economy, Kids)

"Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits."
- Hannah More
(Related: Forgiveness, Anger, Heart, Economy, Hatred, Spirits, Waste)

"However, the Government has made it clear that we do not encourage the recruitment of teachers from developing nations where there may be an adverse effect on the economy."
- Estelle Morris
(Related: Government, Economy, Effect, May, Nations, Teachers)

"You marvel at the economy and this choice of words. How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath, what can you say?"
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Choice, Economy, Moon, Sky, Words)

"There is nothing of any consequence in education, in the economy, in city planning, in social policy that does not concern black people."
- Toni Morrison
(Related: Education, People, Policy, Concern, Economy, Nothing, Planning)

"The economy in Ireland has been rampaging ahead for the last 15 years. Barring an international, political or natural catastrophe, things can only get better for the Irish."
- Eddie Murphy
(Related: Economy, Ireland, Irish, Years)

"The economy in the Valley will need to grow if students want to come back and work with their specialized degrees. We need to develop more to create more opportunities."
- Frank Murphy
(Related: Work, Economy, Students, Want, Will)

"The coal industry has helped fuel this Nation for 150 years, and coal can be used to heat our homes, power our economy, and protect our Nation for at least another 150 years if we continue to use it."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Power, Economy, Nation, Years)

"Making the tax cuts permanent will continue to grow the economy, create jobs, and put more money in the pockets of the hard-working families of Pennsylvania."
- Tim Murphy
(Related: Money, Economy, Tax, Jobs, Tax cuts, Will)

"Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Education, Country, Crisis, Drugs, Economy, Healthcare, Open, Potential)

"The number of electrical injuries cared for in hospitals in the US is estimated at as many as 50,000; the cost of these injuries on the US economy is estimated at over one billion dollars per year."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Economy, Hospitals)

"The Obama presidency has two great missions: fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Economy, Presidency, Weapons)

"More Americans own their home than ever before. Nearly 70 percent of American's are homeowners. So it is a good time for us to asses the positive impacts of homeownership on families, communities and on the nation's economy."
- Randy Neugebauer
(Related: Home, Time, Positive, American, Americans, Economy, Nation)

"After two years of hard work and debate, Congress has passed a highway bill that will help fuel our economy by creating roughly 500,000 new jobs, as well as address many critical transportation needs in Ohio and the 18th Congressional District."
- Bob Ney
(Related: Work, Congress, Debate, Economy, Hard work, Help, Jobs, Needs, Will, Years)

"Employ every economy consistent with thoroughness, accuracy and reliability."
- Arthur C. Nielsen
(Related: Accuracy, Economy)

"We have to get government out of the job of picking winners and losers. That's what they've been doing the last year and a half, getting in the way of businesses that are trying to reinvest to get our economy back on its feet."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Government, Economy, Feet, Job, Trying)

"I am honored that my freshman class colleagues have put their trust in me to represent our historic class at the leadership table. The incoming freshman class of Representatives is large and diverse but we share many common goals including cutting wasteful spending, getting our economy back on track and making government smarter and more efficient."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Government, Leadership, Trust, Goals, Class, Economy)

"The statists want to control the economy."
- Grover Norquist
(Related: Control, Economy, Want)

"This unchecked spending is growing faster than our economy, faster than inflation, and far beyond our means to sustain it."
- Jim Nussle
(Related: Economy, Inflation)

"Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Power, Greatness, Economy, Military, Nation, Pride, Years)

"I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Class, Economy, Middle class, Taxes, Will)

"With the changing economy, no one has lifetime employment. But community colleges provide lifetime employability."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Community, Economy)

"My task over the last two years hasn't just been to stop the bleeding. My task has also been to try to figure out how do we address some of the structural problems in the economy that have prevented more Googles from being created."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Being, Economy, Problems, Years)

"Now, anybody who thinks that we can move this economy forward with just a few folks at the top doing well, hoping that it's going to trickle down to working people who are running faster and faster just to keep up, you'll never see it."
- Barack Obama
(Related: People, Economy, Now, Running)

"Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Society, Advertising, Economy, Enemies, Freedom)

"Industry, economy, honesty, and kindness form a quartet of virtues that will never be improved upon."
- James Oliver
(Related: Honesty, Economy, Kindness, Will)

"We all know that China is industrializing at a growth rate of 8 to 10 percent per year. China is on track to pass the U.S. as the largest economy in the world in 20 to 25 years, and China is determined to give its people a chance at this high standard of living that we enjoy."
- John Olver
(Related: People, Growth, Chance, Economy, Living, World, Years)

"The most important thing for small businesses is getting the economy back on its feet. That - the key driver of small business activity is demand for their product, and that is what we are trying to do, getting the economy back on its feet. That's far more important than other factors."
- Peter Orszag
(Related: Business, Economy, Feet, Key, Trying)

"Small businesses drive this economy and it is unacceptable that the President's budget proposal does not give them the tools they need to be successful."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Successful, Economy, President, Tools)

"This nation's 23 million small businesses need a budget that reflects their value to the economy."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Economy, Nation, Value)

"A strong economy begins with a strong, well-educated workforce."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Economy)

"We know that, when it comes to technology and the economy, if you're not constantly moving forward, then - without a doubt - you're moving backwards."
- Bill Owens
(Related: Technology, Doubt, Economy)

"Common sense tells us that the government's attempts to solve large problems more often create new ones. Common sense also tells us that a top-down, one-size-fits-all plan will not improve the workings of a nationwide health-care system that accounts for one-sixth of our economy."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Government, Health, Common sense, Economy, Problems, Will)

"It's probably fair to say that Obama's ideas were too big for America's appetite. It would have been nice had he made a few incremental repairs to the economy and left the transformative events for a less stressful time."
- Kathleen Parker
(Related: Time, Ideas, America, Appetite, Economy, Events)

"I will work to restore fiscal responsibility to our country's budget and to provide for a more robust economy."
- Ed Pastor
(Related: Work, Country, Economy, Responsibility, Will)

"I will always vote what I have promised, and always vote the Constitution, as well as I will not vote for one single penny that isn't paid for, because debt is the monster, debt is what's going to eat us up and that is why our economy is on the brink."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Constitution, Debt, Economy, Vote, Will)

"If you like small government you need to work hard at having a strong national defense that is not so militant. Personal liberty is the purpose of government, to protect liberty - not to run your personal life, not to run the economy, and not to pretend that we can tell the world how they ought to live."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Government, Work, Life, Purpose, Defense, Economy, Liberty, World)

"Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance."
- Nancy Pelosi
(Related: Health, People, Artist, Day, Economy, Job, Order, Writer)

"You bet every member of Congress who votes for this bill ought to read it, read it thoroughly, and understand that what we're looking at here amounts to nothing more than a government takeover of our health care economy, paid for with nearly a trillion dollars in new taxes on individuals and small businesses. And it must be opposed."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Government, Health, Care, Congress, Economy, Nothing, Taxes)

"The American people know what's necessary to get this economy moving again. It's fiscal discipline in Washington, D.C. and across-the-board tax relief for working families, small businesses and family farms."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Family, People, Discipline, American, Economy, Tax, Washington)

"Well, I think the reality is that as you study - when President Kennedy cut marginal tax rates, when Ronald Reagan cut marginal tax rates, when President Bush imposed those tax cuts, they actually generated economic growth. They expanded the economy. They expand tax revenues."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Growth, Economy, Tax, President, Reality, Study, Tax cuts)

"I mean, the reality is unemployment today - over 14 million Americans are unemployed. That's exactly what it was a year ago. I mean, this - the American people know we can't borrow and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy."
- Mike Pence
(Related: People, American, Americans, Economy, Reality, Today, Unemployment)

"Today, being the biggest developing countries in the world, China and India are both committed to developing their economy and raising their people's living standards."
- Li Peng
(Related: People, Being, Countries, Economy, Living, Today, World)

"A weak currency is the sign of a weak economy, and a weak economy leads to a weak nation."
- Ross Perot
(Related: Economy, Nation)

"In Michigan, a liberal democrat raised taxes and kept their government programs at the same level. And guess what? Their economy continued into the toilet, it continued down."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Government, Economy, Liberal, Taxes)

"But the system of prices ruling the market not only transmits information in the light of which economic agents can mutually adjust their actions, it also provides them with an incentive to exercise economy in terms of money."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Money, Actions, Economy, Exercise, Information, Light)

"Economy consists in a due and proper application of the means afforded according to the ability of the employer and the situation chosen; care being taken that the expenditure is prudently conducted."
- Marcus V. Pollio
(Related: Ability, Being, Care, Economy)

"And as a Member of this body, I believe firmly that States do have rights, and I believe that local communities have rights, and they have made decisions to allow these businesses to prosper as they are a big part of their economy."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Body, Decisions, Economy, Rights, states)

"It's a disgrace that we have millions of people who are uninsured, but at the same time too - in the eyes of the American people, in my judgment, it looked as if that somehow become more important than the main attack which was to fix the economy and get the Americans working again."
- Colin Powell
(Related: Time, People, American, Americans, Disgrace, Economy, Eyes, Judgment)

"In a sense, what we do with the regional development agencies is to give them resources to look at the deficiencies in the economy in the regional areas, so they can address themselves to that."
- John Prescott
(Related: Development, Economy, Sense)

"The Italian economy is certainly the weakest of the big European countries."
- Romano Prodi
(Related: Countries, Economy)

"We are shrinking the size of the federal government as a percent of our economy from over 21 percent of the economy to 19 percent of the economy. At the same time, we're growing the private economy."
- Franklin Raines
(Related: Government, Time, Economy)

"We think if the economy remains weak that we could see mortgage rates trail down and we think that we could see rates below seven percent into early next year."
- Franklin Raines
(Related: Economy)

"Well, you know, we've got a lot of stimulus in the economy already from the tax cut, from the lowered interest rates, and also from the refinancing of mortgages."
- Franklin Raines
(Related: Economy, Tax, Interest)

"Well, as you've said, we cannot expect the people of China not to want to progress, so if you have an opportunity to progress, to develop your economy to a world class economy, it's an aspiration that is natural and that, I welcome."
- Sellapan Ramanathan
(Related: People, Opportunity, Progress, Class, Economy, Want, World)

"Europe should stick to an open economy, to competition and we should refuse protectionism. It will not save one single job in the long run to protect non-competitive industries."
- Anders Fogh Rasmussen
(Related: Competition, Economy, Europe, Job, Open, Will)

"We believe that the Federal Reserve has to carry on with a progressive increase in interest rates as a consequence of the American economy."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: American, Economy, Interest)

"Oil prices have certainly become a threat for the world economy."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Economy, Oil, World)

"So the American economy needs the world, and the world needs the American economy."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: American, Economy, Needs, World)

"A free economy is as essential to society as democratic political institutions. A strong market-based economy is the fertile ground for democratic freedoms that we think are important."
- Lee R. Raymond
(Related: Society, Economy)

"To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Economy, Intention, World)

"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 if it stops moving, subsidize it."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Government, Economy, Tax)

"I think we're in the beginning of a bull market. When a bull market begins, nine months later the economy turns around."
- Sumner Redstone
(Related: Beginning, Economy, Months)

"I think it would take a real stretch to think that I caused the problems with the economy."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Economy, Problems)

"It's time that America's government lived by the same values as America's families. It's time we invested in America's future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century economy. That's what Democrats believe."
- Harry Reid
(Related: Government, Time, People, Values, America, Democrats, Economy, Future)

"This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours."
- Harry Reid
(Related: People, Americans, Countries, Economy, Jobs, Promise, Succeed, Will)

"This continuing spike in gas prices is bad for consumers, bad for our economy, and bad for all other businesses. It is hurting us and costing us jobs."
- Jodi Rell
(Related: Economy, Jobs)

"If we can produce more ethanol and bio-diesel to help fuel our vehicles, we will create jobs, boost local economies and produce cleaner burning fuels. This will keep dollars here at home where they can have a positive impact on our economy."
- Rick Renzi
(Related: Home, Positive, Economy, Help, Jobs, Will)

"The smartest thing we can do to create high-wage jobs and grow our economy is to keep our focus on education."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Education, Economy, Focus, Jobs)

"As state leaders, I think its important for us to provide our perspectives on issues we face every day - like access to school spending, access to health care and governing in a global economy."
- Bill Richardson
(Related: Health, Care, Day, Economy, Leaders, School, State)

"The success of our economy shouldn't determine the success of our schools."
- Bob Riley
(Related: Success, Economy, Schools)

"Security for agriculture merits serious concern by not only the agricultural community but our nation as a whole. The risk to the U.S. food supply and overall economy is real."
- Pat Roberts
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Community, Concern, Economy, Nation, Risk, Security)

"The president's economic plan doesn't do enough to create new jobs and that has to be a national priority. While there are some signs the economy is improving, it is not translating into jobs."
- Jay Rockefeller
(Related: Economy, Jobs, President)

"Nevada has a world-class economy. It will only build a world-class culture with world-class research universities coupled with the Desert Research Institute."
- James E. Rogers
(Related: Culture, Economy, Research, Will, World)

"You know, I think the, the crucial thing, you know, we have put in place what is, is just simply the biggest, boldest recovery package in history, right; the stimulus package, biggest ever; the financial rescue, absolutely comprehensive; a housing plan - that is incredible medicine for the economy. And we fully expect it to work."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Work, History, Financial, Economy, Medicine, Right)

"I think where I differ a little bit, we absolutely have to think about the deficit looking down the road. And certainly that's something the president has said that we need to, as the economy recovers, have a plan in place for getting it down."
- Christina Romer
(Related: Economy, President, Road)

"Ronald Reagan was a president of strength. His philosophy was a philosophy of strength - a strong military, a strong economy and strong families."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Strength, Economy, Military, Philosophy, President)

"Conservatism has had from its inception vigorously positive, intellectually rigorous agenda and thinking. That agenda should have in my three pillars: strengthen the economy, strengthen our security, and strengthen our families."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Positive, Conservatism, Economy, Security, Thinking)

"Our economy is on the move and we are creating thousands of new jobs, but we need to keep our foot on the gas pedal."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Economy, Jobs)

"I take great pride in having been able to overcome the Asian financial crisis and seeking the opportunities available to bring about an unprecedented growth in the economy."
- Zhu Rongji
(Related: Financial, Growth, Crisis, Economy, Pride)

"It is in war that the State really comes into its own: swelling in power, in number, in pride, in absolute dominion over the economy and the society."
- Murray Rothbard
(Related: Society, War, Power, Economy, Pride, State)

"The problem is that when government controls the economy, those who can influence government keep winning, and everybody else just stays the same."
- Marco Rubio
(Related: Government, Winning, Economy, Influence)

"Leaders at the highest levels of our government are undertaking a deliberate and systematic effort to redefine our government, our economy and our country."
- Marco Rubio
(Related: Government, Country, Economy, Effort, Leaders)

"Today, our economy is divided: fifty percent is the public economy and fifty percent is the private economy that includes small companies employing from 4 to 200 workers."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Economy, Public, Today, Workers)

"My vision is to have an independent Kosovo, democratic, with a politically tolerant society and with a solid economy, integrated into the EU, the NATO and to continue with our good relations with the USA."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Society, Vision, Economy)

"My vision is that our country should be integrated in the EU, to transfer a part of our independence there. It is also our duty to do it, if we want to establish trade and a sound economy. This is the vision that I am working on and I will continue to work in the future."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Work, Vision, Country, Duty, Economy, Future, Independence, Sound, Trade, Want, Will)

"As you see the political problems are closely connected with the economical problems. With the help of politics, we will open the way for the economy and this is why all these problems are included in the program of the newly elected government."
- Ibrahim Rugova
(Related: Government, Politics, Economy, Help, Open, Problems, Will)

"The debt and the deficit is just getting out of control, and the administration is still pumping through billions upon trillions of new spending. That does not grow the economy."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Control, Debt, Economy)

"What I'm concerned about is endless borrowing, which is going to compromise our economy not only today but in the future. Because we know the decisions we make right now really dramatically impact us in the future, and the debt is literally getting out of our control."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Control, Borrowing, Compromise, Debt, Decisions, Economy, Future, Now, Right, Today)

"We believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy and create millions of new jobs and opportunities for all people, of every background, to succeed and prosper. Under this approach, the spirit of initiative - not political clout - determines who succeeds."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Government, People, Commitment, Economy, Jobs, Spirit, Succeed, Will)

"By reducing our dependence of foreign oil and increasing alternative energy sources such as ethanol, we can begin to bring down prices at the pumps, create thousands of new jobs and bring a much needed boost to our economy."
- Jim Ryun
(Related: Dependence, Economy, Energy, Jobs, Oil)

"The longer you wait, the less fun. If you wait until the bitter end, the whole economy can be destroyed."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Economy, End, Fun)

"The truth of good economic doctoring is to know the general principles, and to really know the specifics. To understand the context, and also, to understand that an economy may need some tender loving care, not just the so-called hard truths, if it's going to get by."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Truth, Care, Economy, May, Principles)

"We were proposing, in a sense, that the rest of the world be made safe for American ideas, as they adopted intellectual property rights that gave patent protection to our very innovative economy."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Ideas, American, Economy, Rights, Property, Protection, Rest, Sense, World)

"The basic idea was that if a country would put its economy as an integrated piece of the world system, that it would benefit from that with economic growth. I concur with that basic view."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Idea, Growth, Country, Economy, World)

"Our country, like every modern state, needs profound democratic reforms. It needs political and ideological pluralism, a mixed economy and protection of human rights and the opening up of society."
- Andrei Sakharov
(Related: Society, Country, Economy, Rights, Human rights, Needs, Protection, State)

"I have always said there is only one thing that can bring our nation down - our dependence on foreign countries for food and energy. Agriculture is the backbone of our economy."
- John Salazar
(Related: Food, Agriculture, Countries, Dependence, Economy, Energy, Nation)

"Armaments; extremely useful for fighting wars, a deadweight in any civil economy."
- John Ralston Saul
(Related: Economy, Fighting)

"The real reason to oppose increasing tax rates on the wealthy is that it's a good bet they could do more to help the economy if they keep their money rather than have their earnings confiscated by the government and spent on another round of stimulus."
- Terry Savage
(Related: Government, Money, Economy, Tax, Help, Reason)

"Since our economy is closely allied with that of foreign countries, not one of us can be indifferent to what consequences these disturbances can have at home and abroad."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Home, Consequences, Countries, Economy)

"The economy is a very sensitive organism."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Economy)

"It has been shown that, in contrast to everything which classical national economy has hitherto taught, not the producer but the consumer is the ruling factor in economic life."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Life, Contrast, Economy)

"Simply raising fuel economy standards for passenger cars and light trucks to 33 miles per gallon would eliminate our oil imports from the Persian Gulf."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Economy, Light, Oil)

"The truth is the Super Bowl long ago became more than just a football game. It's part of our culture like turkey at Thanksgiving and lights at Christmas, and like those holidays beyond their meaning, a factor in our economy."
- Bob Schieffer
(Related: Truth, Christmas, Culture, Economy, Football, Holidays, Meaning, Thanksgiving, Turkey)

"The total station economy is about $800 million dollars a year, and about $90 million comes from the government. In the long run, we would be better off without federal funding."
- Ron Schiller
(Related: Government, Economy)

"Naturally we are aware of the strength of our economy and naturally we don't want to downplay it."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Strength, Economy, Want)

"A market that's as open as possible is the precondition for a successful economy, and a successful economy is the precondition to being able to pay for social security."
- Gerhard Schroder
(Related: Successful, Being, Economy, Open, Security)

"Democrats are going to proudly run on the fact that we turned the economy around. It was our policies under President Obama's leadership through the Recovery Act, through investing in the automobile industry."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Leadership, Act, Democrats, Economy, Fact, President)

"We own the economy. We own the beginning of the turnaround and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery, not go back to the policies of the past under the Bush administration that put us in the ditch in the first place."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Beginning, Economy, First, Past, Want)

"President Obama is making the tough decisions to get our country going in the right direction, has taken our economy from job losses to 15 straight months of job gains, cut taxes 26 times, and focused like a laser on getting the middle class back on its feet while those campaigning to replace him have failed to show they can lead on these issues."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Class, Country, Decisions, Direction, Economy, Feet, Job, Middle class, Months, President, Right, Taxes)

"In today's competitive economy, to stand still is to die."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Economy, Today)

"Small businesses are vital contributors to our economy. They are the economic engine that is creating jobs, exploring innovation, and expanding opportunities for Americans in every community across the Nation."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Americans, Community, Economy, Innovation, Jobs, Nation)

"I represent the Port of Philadelphia, and I know firsthand the important role that ports play in the national and global economy. I have also seen how simple accidents can have devastating impacts on the port system."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Accidents, Economy, Play)

"Women are the engine driving the growth in California's economy. Women make California's economy unique."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Women, Growth, Driving, Economy)

"We need to work our level best in this legislative session to help grow Montana's economy, so that grandchildren can stay in Montana, grandchildren can visit their grandmother and grandfather by driving across town, not flying across the country."
- Brian Schweitzer
(Related: Work, Country, Driving, Economy, Flying, Help, Montana, Visit)

"We live in an information and knowledge-based economy."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: Knowledge, Economy, Information)

"It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global economy without a college degree."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: College, Economy, Today)

"If you look at the fact that the best chance we have for a good economy is the private sector. The government cannot create jobs. If the government could create jobs, then Communism would have worked. But didn't work. So what we have to do is allow the private sector and the entrepreneurial spirit to lead us back to a job-filled recovery."
- Tim Scott
(Related: Government, Work, Chance, Communism, Economy, Fact, Job, Jobs, Spirit)

"On occasion I have drawn as a release from painting. The economy in using paper, pencil, charcoal and crayon can help towards a greater gamble and higher rewards. I also find that drawing can generate ideas more rapidly than painting."
- William Scott
(Related: Ideas, Economy, Help, Painting)

"We propose in the following Treatise to give an outline of the Science which treats of the Nature, the Production, and the Distribution of Wealth. To that Science we give the name of Political Economy."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Science, Nature, Wealth, Economy, Name, Production)

"The confounding Political Economy with the Sciences and Arts to which it is subservient, has been one of the principal obstacles to its improvement."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Economy, Improvement, Obstacles)

"Our object in these remarks has been not only to account for the slow progress which has as yet been made by Political Economy, and to suggest means by which its advancement may be accelerated, but also to warn the reader of the nature of the following Treatise."
- Nassau William Senior
(Related: Nature, Progress, Economy, May)

"The President also talked at length about how well the American economy is doing. Apparently, he got his information on this topic from his millionaire supporters. For the average working family, these are trying economic times."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Family, American, Economy, Information, President, Trying)

"Health care comprises nearly 20 percent of our national economy, but outdated bureaucracy and red tape have stifled competition and raised costs. As a result, today more than 45 million are without any health coverage."
- John Shadegg
(Related: Health, Bureaucracy, Care, Competition, Economy, Result, Today)

"The love of economy is the root of all virtue."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Love, Virtue, Economy)

"The regard one shows economy, is like that we show an old aunt who is to leave us something at last."
- William Shenstone
(Related: Economy, Old)

"Our national security is at risk when we rely on foreign oil to keep our economy moving forward."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Economy, National security, Oil, Risk)

"Government spending is being restrained, the economy is making progress and moving forward, and the pro-growth, tax cutting policies put in place have allowed businesses to grow, which has brought in additional tax revenue to help pay off the debt."
- Bill Shuster
(Related: Government, Progress, Being, Debt, Economy, Tax, Help)

"The metropolis has always been the seat of the money economy."
- Georg Simmel
(Related: Money, Economy)

"We've got to help small businesses because they are the backbone of our economy. We've got to increase opportunities for everyone and we can do that by helping women and minority-owned businesses."
- Rob Simmons
(Related: Women, Economy, Help, Minority)

"You don't have a very motivated working class, it starts to affect the dynamics of the economy. If workers are disenchanted and disenfranchised, productivity losses will go along with that."
- James Sinegal
(Related: Class, Economy, Productivity, Will, Workers)

"But as you say, the fundamental stumbling block is the question of the future of the economy. And it's not just the sort of economic laboratory question, of what kind of system would best generate growth, which is the way it's presented."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Growth, Economy, Future, Question)

"Poverty is a solved problem - all they have to do is abolish taxes and regulations which cripple those intelligent, capable, and responsible men and women and destroy their productive capacity, then stand back and watch the economy boom."
- L. Neil Smith
(Related: Men, Women, Economy, Poverty, Taxes)

"The global economy is in pretty good shape."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Economy, Pretty)

"We have the most flexible and adaptive economy. Making sure we sustain the ability of the American economy to perform well is really the priority of economic policy."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Policy, Ability, American, Economy)

"Well, I think the global economy is in the position for continuing good growth with inflation well in check."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Growth, Economy, Inflation)

"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."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Growth, Economy)

"Our view is that economic isolationism is the wrong way to go. Vibrant, successful growing economies that advance the interests of their citizens engage the global economy. And, we're committed to engaging the global economy."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Successful, Economy, Wrong)

"But clearly an economy that's growing and expanding like this one - and it certainly is doing that with high GDP output, employment numbers strong, capacity utilization strong - that's an environment in which the Fed needs to continually be alert to early signs of inflation."
- John W. Snow
(Related: Economy, Environment, Inflation, Needs, Numbers)

"I think there's a lot of merit in an international economy and global markets, but they're not sufficient because markets don't look after social needs."
- George Soros
(Related: Economy, Merit, Needs)

"Higher education is confronting challenges, like the economy is, about the need for a higher number of more adequately trained, more highly educated citizenry."
- Margaret Spellings
(Related: Education, Economy)

"2005 opens with the promise of a number of substantial direct private investments that can swiftly transform the economy and set all sectors on a pronounced upward curve."
- Baldwin Spencer
(Related: Economy, Promise)

"Our country, the United States of America, may be the world's largest economy and the world's only superpower, but we stretch ourselves dangerously thin by taking on commitments like Iraq with only a motley band of allies to share the burden."
- John Spratt
(Related: America, Burden, Country, Economy, Iraq, May, states, United, World)

"The administration's reckless plan doesn't do one thing to ensure the long term security of social security, rather it undermines our economy. We need a budget and a fiscal policy that reflects the values and interests of America and restores fiscal discipline."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Policy, Discipline, Values, America, Economy, Security)

"Social Security is not just the foundation of America's retirement dignity and security, it ensures the economic stability and strength of our families and our state's economy."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Strength, America, Dignity, Economy, Retirement, Security, Stability, State)

"At a time when we are losing manufacturing jobs in this country, we should be doing everything we can to help our manufacturers stay competitive. They are the backbone of our economy."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: Time, Country, Economy, Help, Jobs, Losing, Manufacturing)

"As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. They are not only a source of clean drinking water for more than 30 million people but are also an integral part of Michigan's heritage and its economy."
- Debbie Stabenow
(Related: People, Drinking, Economy, Responsibility, Water)

"From my earliest acquaintance with the science of political economy, it has been evident to my mind that capital was the product of labor, and that therefore, in its best analysis there could be no natural conflict between capital and labor."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Science, Acquaintance, Conflict, Economy, Labor, Mind)

"Many writers upon the science of political economy have declared that it is the duty of a nation first to encourage the creation of wealth; and second, to direct and control its distribution. All such theories are delusive."
- Leland Stanford
(Related: Science, Control, Wealth, Creation, Duty, Economy, First, Nation, Theories, Writers)

"As the economy grows, so will the demand for energy."
- Cliff Stearns
(Related: Economy, Energy, Will)

"Congress must also enact pro-growth policies that encourage the economy to expand: like making tax relief permanent and repealing the death tax."
- Michael Steele
(Related: Death, Congress, Economy, Tax)

"Our whole economy is based on planned obsolescence."
- Brooks Stevens
(Related: Economy)

"Our whole economy is based on planned obsolescence, and anyone who can read without moving his lips should know it by now."
- Brooks Stevens
(Related: Economy, Now)

"I think in part the reason is that seeing an economy that is, in many ways, quite different from the one grows up in, helps crystallize issues: in one's own environment, one takes too much for granted, without asking why things are the way they are."
- Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Related: Economy, Environment, Reason)

"The connection between education and a healthy economy is critical."
- Ted Strickland
(Related: Education, Connection, Economy)

"It says something about this new global economy that USA Today now reports every morning on the day's events in Asian markets."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Day, Economy, Events, Now, Today)

"I never have known a man of ordinary common-sense who did not urge upon his sons, from earliest childhood, doctrines of economy and the practice of accumulation."
- William Graham Sumner
(Related: Childhood, Economy, Man, Practice, Sons)

"Henry Ford was right. A prosperous economy requires that workers be able to buy the products that they produce. This is as true in a global economy as a national one."
- John J. Sweeney
(Related: Economy, Right, Workers)

"In the 'Nike Economy,' there are no standards, no borders and no rules. Clearly, the global economy isn't working for workers in China and Indonesia and Burma any more than it is for workers here in the United States."
- John J. Sweeney
(Related: Economy, Rules, states, United, Workers)

"For globalization to work for America, it must work for working people. We should measure the success of our economy by the breadth of our middle class, and the scope of opportunity offered to the poorest child to climb into that middle class."
- John J. Sweeney
(Related: Success, Work, People, Opportunity, America, Class, Economy, Globalization, Measure, Middle class)

"Yet in this global economy, no jobs are safe. High-speed Internet connections and low-cost, skilled labor overseas are an explosive combination."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Economy, Internet, Jobs, Labor)

"A dynamic economy begins with a good education."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Education, Economy)

"We must ensure our system of higher education offers world-class quality for a world-class economy."
- Bob Taft
(Related: Education, Quality, Economy, World)

"The entire economy, of course, is locked in a down cycle right now. Last time we weathered this was during another Bush presidency in '90. We were locked in it for a year and a half and everyone came out of it."
- David Talbot
(Related: Time, Economy, Now, Presidency, Right)

"We believe that the world, too, can destroy apartheid, firstly by striking at the economy of South Africa."
- Oliver Tambo
(Related: Economy, World)

"Small businesses are the backbone of our economy."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: Economy)

"Any discrimination, like sharp turns in a road, becomes critical because of the tremendous speed at which we are traveling into the high-tech world of a service economy."
- Clarence Thomas
(Related: Discrimination, Economy, Road, Service, Traveling, World)

"In the domain of cops and robbers, an interdiction serves to structure a black market and a shadow economy."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Economy, Shadow)

"The bottom line is that the death tax is a tax on the economy because it slows economic growth."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Death, Growth, Economy, Tax)

"Additionally, this tax forces family businesses to invest in Uncle Sam rather than the economy. When families are forced to repurchase businesses because of the death tax, that means less money is being invested in new jobs and capital expansion."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Death, Family, Money, Being, Economy, Tax, Jobs)

"Now is not the time to compromise on the economy. Instead, we should be doing everything in our power to support long-term economic growth. Permanent repeal of the death tax will mean more high-quality, high-paying jobs for Americans."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Death, Power, Time, Growth, Americans, Compromise, Economy, Tax, Jobs, Now, Support, Will)

"Well, the economic recovery was successful even though the Democrats opposed the reforms every step of the way. And it is clear the Democrats have no clear plan to strengthen our economy, as Republicans do."
- Todd Tiahrt
(Related: Successful, Democrats, Economy, Republicans)

"To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke."
- Alvin Toffler
(Related: Economy, Revolution, London, Saying)

"The East India Company's domination of the Indian economy was based on its private army."
- Robert Trout
(Related: Army, Company, Economy)

"From a viable economy to the full funding of Headstart, from a clean environment to true equality for women, from a strong military to a commitment to racial brotherhood, from schools that are honored to streets free of excessive violence."
- Paul Tsongas
(Related: Equality, Women, Brotherhood, Commitment, Economy, Environment, Military, Schools, Violence)

"Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love."
- Morihei Ueshiba
(Related: Love, Society, Economy, Sincerity, Spiritual, Trade)

"Let there be great enthusiasm for the plan throughout the entire republic that will overcome all obstacles. Let us join together to realize the Five Year Plan and bring our economy and our own living standards to previously unknown heights."
- Walter Ulbricht
(Related: Enthusiasm, Economy, Living, Obstacles, Will)

"Looking ahead, I believe that the underlying importance of higher education, of science, of technology, of research and scholarship to our quality of life, to the strength of our economy, to our security in many dimensions will continue to be the most important message."
- Charles Vest
(Related: Education, Life, Science, Technology, Quality, Strength, Economy, Importance, Research, Security, Will)

"The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression."
- William Vickrey
(Related: Depression, Economy, End, Pursuit)

"The economy is showing encouraging signs of recovery."
- George Voinovich
(Related: Encouraging, Economy)

"I am suspicious of the idea of a new paradigm, to use that word, an entirely new structure of the economy."
- Paul A. Volcker
(Related: Idea, Economy, Word)

"One might have thought that the most significant change in the film industry that would come about with a transition from the communist economy to capitalism would fundamentally concern the sources of funding."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Change, Thought, Capitalism, Concern, Economy, Film)

"We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life - in culture, in economy and in politics."
- Andrzej Wajda
(Related: Life, Politics, People, Culture, Economy, Waiting)

"Looking long term, a stronger, wealthier, and more stable Central America next door benefits the United States' own safety, security, and economy."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: America, Benefits, Economy, Safety, Security, states, United)

"Republicans in Congress boosted the economy by cutting taxes and ending programs that don't work."
- Zach Wamp
(Related: Work, Congress, Economy, Ending, Republicans, Taxes)

"We should be able to support our own economy within our own borders."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: Economy, Support)

"We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: Sacrifice, Economy, Environment)

"If we had a hydrogen economy worldwide, every nation on earth could create its own energy source to support its economy, and the threat of war over diminishing resources would just evaporate."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: War, Earth, Economy, Energy, Nation, Support)

"The premise is simple: One economy and one environment, and they're interdependent."
- Dennis Weaver
(Related: Economy, Environment)

"Tax reform and expanded trade are going to be so important to the economy of Illinois, particularly the 11th Congressional District, which is a major manufacturing and a major agricultural district."
- Jerry Weller
(Related: Economy, Tax, Manufacturing, Reform, Trade)

"Above and beyond the question of how to grow the economy there is a legitimate concern about how to grow the quality of our lives."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: Quality, Concern, Economy, Question)

"One of the critical issues that we have to confront is illegal immigration, because this is a multi-headed Hydra that affects our economy, our health care, our health care, our education systems, our national security, and also our local criminality."
- Allen West
(Related: Education, Health, Care, Economy, National security)

"Now the truth is, a president really can't control the economy, although his policies do have some effect on it."
- Paul Weyrich
(Related: Truth, Control, Economy, Effect, Now, President)

"In the face of severe partisan divisions, a still floundering economy, and two foreign wars, "yes we can" is at risk of becoming this generation's "a chicken in every pot." That is, a punchline rather than a political affirmation."
- Thomas J. Whalen
(Related: Affirmation, Economy, Risk)

"One good thing about California is we have quite a broad-based economy. We provide more fruits and vegetables and produce to the United States than any other state. So we have actually the single largest agricultural sector in the country."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Country, Economy, State, states, United)

"Because what happens is, as the economy suffers, tax revenues go down. But unlike businesses, where at least your variable costs go down, in government your variable costs go up: unemployment insurance, workmen's compensation, health care benefits, welfare, you name it."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: Government, Health, Benefits, Care, Economy, Tax, Name, Unemployment, Welfare)

"You know, I think, people of all stripes in California, Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, frankly, as I have traveled the state, the number one issue is jobs. And they are looking for which candidate can get the economy back on track."
- Meg Whitman
(Related: People, Democrats, Economy, Jobs, Liberals, Republicans, State)

"Over the past two years, the House has passed more than 50 measures focused on stimulating the economy and expanding opportunities for American workers. The tax relief provisions in this package have been an important part of our pro-growth agenda."
- Roger Wicker
(Related: American, Economy, Tax, Past, Workers, Years)

"A comprehensive national energy policy is critical to our nation's economy and our national security. Energy expenditures account for about 7% percent of our total economy and influence pricing in the much of the rest of the economy."
- Heather Wilson
(Related: Policy, Economy, Energy, Influence, Nation, National security, Rest)

"The H-1B visa program which helps sustain our rapidly growing economy and also helps meet the health care needs of families living in rural New Mexico."
- Heather Wilson
(Related: Health, Care, Economy, Living, Needs)

"'Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact."
- Naomi Wolf
(Related: Age, Politics, Belief, Economy, Gold)

"In an online community, there's this kind of social economy between the community members. Some people have status because they make cool skins or that's a good website that's visited a lot, but there's no real gameplay there."
- Will Wright
(Related: People, Community, Economy)

"I will continue to advocate for a strong federal government role to establish the production, storage and distribution networks needed to support a hydrogen economy."
- Albert Wynn
(Related: Government, Economy, Production, Support, Will)

"I believe that we must understand the economy of the situation."
- Minoru Yamasaki
(Related: Economy)

"I think the producers, for the most part, don't want to see prices skyrocket because that will only create problems for them down the road and would also be a, you know, would be a very serious shock for a world economy that can't afford serious shocks right now."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: Economy, Now, Problems, Right, Road, Want, Will, World)

"The second is that the role of China trade in Japanese economy, important as it is, has often been exaggerated, as proven by our experience of the past 6 years."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Experience, Economy, Past, Trade, Years)

"You cannot solve the economy in this country by creating government jobs."
- Don Young
(Related: Government, Country, Economy, Jobs)

"Now, I do think when we move into 2012 and '13 when, presumably, the economy is on firmer ground, I would allow the tax rates for upper-income individuals to revert back to where they were before the cuts in the 1990s. I think at that point it makes perfect sense."
- Mark Zandi
(Related: Economy, Tax, Now, Sense)

"These days, government employees are better off in almost every area: pay, benefits, time off, and security, on top of working fewer hours. They can thrive even in a down economy."
- Mortimer Zuckerman
(Related: Government, Time, Benefits, Economy, Employees, Security)