Quotes and Sayings about Tax cuts



"To do what we are doing in this budget to our children, cutting their health care funds, decreasing opportunity, simply so we can pay for tax cuts and a war in Iraq is beyond belief, and we need to reverse it."
- Tom Allen
(Related: Health, War, Opportunity, Belief, Care, Children, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts)

"Instead of creating new jobs, Republicans gave tax cuts to companies that send jobs overseas."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Tax, Jobs, Republicans, Tax cuts)

"While the wealthiest families completely benefit from the tax cuts targeted towards the upper brackets, middle-income families were hit with the unwelcome surprise of higher taxes on tax day."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Day, Tax, Tax cuts, Taxes)

"Apparently there are some Democratic leaders in the Senate that are running for office who now believe in tax cuts."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Tax, Leaders, Now, Office, Running, Senate, Tax cuts)

"Even with not having a balanced budget at this time, I support tax cuts. That will help limit spending."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Time, Tax, Help, Support, Tax cuts, Will)

"You have to starve the Beast. That's one of the most important things about tax cuts. If you leave the money in Washington, it's going to be spent."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Money, Tax, Tax cuts, Washington)

"On the issues that I care deeply about - the environment, Roe vs. Wade, the war in Iraq, with no weapons of mass destruction, the tax cuts that are now leading to deficits, I've got some deep issues with the president."
- Lincoln Chafee
(Related: War, Care, Deep, Destruction, Environment, Tax, Iraq, Leading, Now, President, Tax cuts, Weapons)

"Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
- Hillary Clinton
(Related: America, Tax, May, Saying, Tax cuts)

"Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used."
- Tom Coburn
(Related: Democrats, Tax, Reform, Senators, Tax cuts, Welfare)

"Welfare reform happened with reconciliation; half the Democrats voted for it. The Bush tax cuts happened with reconciliation; twelve Democratic Senators voted for it. You didn't have a real partisan issue on those times that it was used."
- Kent Conrad
(Related: Democrats, Tax, Reform, Senators, Tax cuts, Welfare)

"A Harris poll I've seen says only 12 percent of the electorate names taxes as one of the most important issues facing the nation. Voters put tax cuts dead last, behind education, Social Security, health care, Medicare and poverty."
- Lane Evans
(Related: Health, Education, Care, Tax, Names, Nation, Poverty, Security, Tax cuts, Taxes)

"And I have to tell you as a grandmother, I worry about the fact that my grandchildren are going to be paying for all the spending, including military spending, that has gone on and the tax cuts that have come through."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Fact, Tax, Military, Tax cuts, Worry)

"You've got to either say you're going to cut taxes and find some spending cuts. I think we ought to reform long-term entitlement spending in the country, but you can't out of one side of your mouth say, 'Yes, we're for tax cuts, we're for spending discipline, and we're for bringing down the debt.'"
- Harold Ford
(Related: Discipline, Country, Debt, Tax, Reform, Tax cuts, Taxes)

"The world is likely to view any temporary extension of the income tax cuts for the top two percent as a prelude to a long-term or permanent extension, and that would hurt economic recovery as well by undermining confidence that we're prepared to make a commitment today to bring down our future deficits."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Commitment, Confidence, Future, Tax, Hurt, Income, Tax cuts, Today, World)

"If, if more stimulus means more tax cuts to small businesses, if, if more stimulus means middle class tax cuts, then I'm for it."
- Alexi Giannoulias
(Related: Class, Tax, Middle class, Tax cuts)

"Where is the politician who has not promised to fight to the death for lower taxes- and who has not proceeded to vote for the very spending projects that make tax cuts impossible?"
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Death, Fight, Tax, Projects, Tax cuts, Taxes, Vote)

"I don't believe, the president doesn't believe, that the high income tax cuts work, period. I don't think the evidence supports that."
- Austan Goolsbee
(Related: Work, Tax, Income, President, Tax cuts)

"Look, I'm very much in favor of tax cuts, but not with borrowed money. And the problem that we've gotten into in recent years is spending programs with borrowed money, tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the day that proves disastrous. And my view is I don't think we can play subtle policy here."
- Alan Greenspan
(Related: Money, Policy, Day, End, Tax, Play, Tax cuts, Years)

"We've outpaced Japan and Europe in creating new jobs, but there's major competition from India and China. It's not enough to make income tax cuts permanent."
- Ernest Istook
(Related: Competition, Europe, Tax, Income, Jobs, Tax cuts)

"The budget does not adequately fund important domestic programs, promotes tax cuts to the detriment of other priorities and does little to put our nation's fiscal house in order."
- Jim Jeffords
(Related: Tax, Nation, Order, Priorities, Tax cuts)

"It's really changed me. For the first time I'm in favor of the Bush tax cuts."
- Ken Jennings
(Related: Time, First, Tax, Tax cuts)

"Will some reporter, or some Republican on the Sunday shows, please ask why tax cuts raid the non-existent Social Security Trust Fund but all the Democrats' new spending doesn't? Will someone please ask that?"
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Trust, Democrats, Tax, Republican, Security, Tax cuts, Will)

"Liberal Democrats are inexorably opposed to tax cuts, because tax cuts give people more power, and take away from the role of government."
- Rush Limbaugh
(Related: Government, Power, People, Democrats, Tax, Liberal, Tax cuts)

"The American people want us to stop spending. And so let's just give them some certainty. Let's extend the tax - the existing tax cuts. And then let's give some more tax breaks to small businesses and large. And then maybe the American people will have some confidence."
- John McCain
(Related: People, American, Certainty, Confidence, Tax, Tax cuts, Want, Will)

"The Democratic Party opposes tax cuts but it cannot say so publicly. Thus, it is forced to support the idea of lowering the tax burden but using class warfare rhetoric to dispute the allocation of the relief."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Idea, Burden, Class, Tax, Party, Rhetoric, Support, Tax cuts)

"America's corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they're privatizing democracy. All the benefits - the tax cuts, policies and rewards flow in one direction: up."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: America, Benefits, Corporate, Democracy, Tax, Now, Tax cuts)

"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)

"We should stop arguing about tax cuts in this town."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Tax, Tax cuts)

"The tax relief that this Congress has given now in terms of four tax cuts has overwhelmingly gone to the people at the very top of the income scale in America."
- Richard Neal
(Related: People, America, Congress, Tax, Income, Now, Tax cuts)

"But what is striking about this, in a town that often talks about tax cuts, we could quite easily, Republicans and Democrats working together, do something that everybody in America desires, and that is a simplification of our Tax Code."
- Richard Neal
(Related: America, Democrats, Tax, Republicans, Tax cuts)

"In December, I agreed to extend the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans because it was the only way I could prevent a tax hike on middle-class Americans. But we cannot afford $1 trillion worth of tax cuts for every millionaire and billionaire in our society. We can't afford it. And I refuse to renew them again."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Society, Americans, December, Tax, Tax cuts, Worth)

"To reduce deficit spending and our enormous debt, you reign in spending. You cut the budget. You don't take more from the private sector and grow government with it. And that's exactly what Obama has in mind with this expiration of Bush tax cuts proposal of his."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Government, Debt, Tax, Mind, Tax cuts)

"The reality is that during the Reagan years, for instance, we doubled the amount of revenue that we were sending to Washington, D.C. after the tax cuts took effect."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Effect, Tax, Reality, Tax cuts, Washington, Years)

"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)

"Tax cuts continue to benefit families, seniors, and small business owners, as evidenced by unparalleled economic growth in Nevada and across the country."
- Jon Porter
(Related: Business, Growth, Country, Tax, Tax cuts)

"The President is destroying the fabric of America with a combined policy of war, tax cuts for the wealthy, and reductions in spending for domestic needs."
- Charles Rangel
(Related: War, Policy, America, Tax, Needs, President, Tax cuts)

"Should we freeze or postpone prospective tax cuts and avoid any new tax cuts until we are sure we have the money to pay for the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq."
- Tim Russert
(Related: Money, War, Tax, Iraq, Tax cuts, Terrorism)

"Looking at the high cost of occupation in Iraq and the needs we have in this country, would it not have been better to have smaller tax cuts in order to keep down the deficits."
- Tim Russert
(Related: Country, Tax, Iraq, Needs, Occupation, Order, Tax cuts)

"We certainly could have voted on making the middle-class tax cuts and tax cuts for working families permanent had the Republicans not insisted that the only way they would support those tax breaks is if we also added $700 billion to the deficit to give tax breaks to the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. That's what was really disturbing."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Americans, Tax, Republicans, Support, Tax cuts)

"I think we should worry about Social Security first and then tax cuts second."
- Bobby Scott
(Related: First, Tax, Security, Tax cuts, Worry)

"Sadly, this is the same old Republican story of Robin Hood in reverse - tax cuts for the rich while programs for average and low income Americans suffer."
- Jose Serrano
(Related: Americans, Tax, Income, Old, Republican, Tax cuts)

"We can have tax cuts, but when we have tax cuts and do not have a surplus, the amount of the tax cut goes straight to the bottom line, adds to the deficit, and the deficit adds to the national debt, and sooner or later, the debt has to be paid."
- John Spratt
(Related: Debt, Tax, Tax cuts)

"Today's tax cuts provide yet another illustration of the Republicans' fiscally irresponsible economic policies that ignore the needs of America's middle class, students, and working families."
- Ellen Tauscher
(Related: America, Class, Tax, Middle class, Needs, Republicans, Students, Tax cuts, Today)

"Tax cuts are an investment in working families."
- Tommy Thompson
(Related: Tax, Investment, Tax cuts)

"It is time to recognize a simple fact of life. Contrary to what some of my colleagues seem to believe, tax cuts do not pay for themselves."
- George Voinovich
(Related: Time, Life, Fact, Tax, Tax cuts)

"You can't be evangelical and associate yourself with Jesus and what he says about the poor and just have no other domestic concerns than tax cuts for wealthy people."
- Jim Wallis
(Related: People, Tax, Poor, Tax cuts)

"So when the only domestic social policy is tax cuts that mostly benefit the wealthiest Americans, we say, 'Where is faith being put into action here?'"
- Jim Wallis
(Related: Faith, Policy, Action, Americans, Being, Tax, Tax cuts)

"All those predictions about how much economic growth will be created by this, all of those new jobs, would be created by the things we wanted - the extension of unemployment insurance and middle class tax cuts. An estate tax for millionaires adds exactly zero jobs. A tax cut for billionaires - virtually none."
- Anthony Weiner
(Related: Growth, Class, Tax, Jobs, Middle class, Tax cuts, Unemployment, Will)