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"Today's business model is bad for people, bad for the economy and bad for stability and democracy," - Sharan Burrow

"I tell you, the economy is in bad shape. In fact, the economy is so bad, President Barack Obama's new slogan is 'Spare Change You Can Believe In.'" - Jay Leno

"When the economy changes, it's not like you want to start eating bad-tasting chocolate." - Olivier Theyskens

"Thank God the economy is not as bad as you read in the newspaper every day." - Phil Gramm

"You know the economy is bad when illegals start complaining that Americans are taking their jobs." - Wanda Sykes

"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

"A market economy is to economics what democracy is to government: a decent, if flawed, choice among many bad alternatives." - Charles Wheelan

"No economy, no matter how bad, can hold down a goal that is followed by enough action." - Grant Cardone

"ObamaCare (modeled almost precisely on RomneyCare) is wrong; it was bad medicine; it's bad for the economy, and I will repeal it." - Mitt Romney

"Bad moments don't make bad mommas." - Lysa TerKeurst

"A bad ending follows a bad beginning." - Euripides

"There are lots of bad things that can happen to a food economy that's both extensive and centralized. There's no substitute for petroleum. To have a growth economy based on a declining fuel supply is bound to be stressful." - Wendell Berry

"Drawing a comparison to football, it could be said that the Spanish economy has, during this legislature, into the Champions League of the world economy, however bad that may seem to some." - Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero

"A creative economy is the fuel of magnificence." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It would be bad for the economy if we have another Jimmy Carter grain embargo, Jimmy, Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter grain embargo, Jimmy Carter grain embargo." - Dan Quayle

"There is no economy in having one operation produce a part and another separate the good ones from the bad ones." - W Edwards Deming

"In America, the economy is simply nowhere near bad enough to serve as the base of any kind of serious political revolution." - Kevin Drum

"To give you an idea how bad the American economy is, Mexico is now calling for a fence along the border. Stay on your side!" - Jay Leno

"Middle class America is acutely aware of how bad this economy is, and it is going to demand changes. I don't think politicians can afford to be complacent." - Elizabeth Warren

"The economy is so bad that bedbugs are now infesting sleeping bags and tents, because they can't afford to stay in hotels anymore." - Jay Leno

"Instead of going out to dinner, buy good food. Cooking at home shows such affection. In a bad economy, it's more important to make yourself feel good." - Ina Garten

"I really do believe most people understand raising tax rates is bad for the economy, it costs jobs. It actually in the long term undermines revenue." - Tom Cole

"When trouble strikes, which it always does - bad economy, bad quarter, activists, takeover - when trouble strikes, those board members who don't understand or are not committed are not helpful." - Carol Bartz

"In general, presidents and congressmen have very limited power to do good for the economy and awesome power to do bad. The best good thing that politicians can do for the economy is to stop doing bad. In part, this can be achieved through reducing taxes and economic regulation, and staying out of our lives." - Walter E. Williams

"Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst." - C S Lewis

"Bad marriages don't cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages." - Frank Pittman

"Bad shooters are always open" - Pete Carril

"He needed a woman. Bad." - Linda Howard

"Hunger never saw bad bread." - Benjamin Franklin

"Bad company ruins good morals." - Bible

"I have no interest in celebrities. If all the superrich disappeared, the world economy would not even notice. The superrich are irrelevant to the economy." - Peter Drucker

"I am aware that many regard me as an anti-sports character person, but the truth is that the country's economy by then was in bad shape. Tanzania being among the highly indebted countries, I had to give sports the least prominence during my first term, while setting priorities in revitalising our economy." - Benjamin Mkapa

"Failure's inevitable. It happens all the time in a complex economy. And how did the economy produce all these amazing things that we have around us, computers and cell phones and so on? Well, the process was trial and error. There were a bunch of ideas, and the good ones grew and prospered, and the bad ones were pretty ruthlessly weeded out." - Tim Harford

"I thought not being part of the [Britain] union was a bad idea. We are better together. It was dangerous for business as there were no [concrete] plans around the currency or the economy." - Michelle Mone

"The US economy today is in really bad shape. Our economic growth is minimal, our regulatory burden is horrific, taxes are high, businessmen are not investing in growth, and consumers and government are loaded up with debt." - Yaron Brook

"Eighty percent of the people in the world have no food safety net. When disaster strikes - the economy gets blown, people lose a job, floods, war, conflict, bad governance, all of those things - there is nothing to fall back on." - Josette Sheeran

"The U.S. team has swept all the medals in the skeet shooting event. So despite our bad economy, it's nice to know our country has never been safer from an attack of skeets." - Conan O'Brien

"There is such an overvaluation of technology stocks that it is absurd. I would include our stock in that category. It is bad for the long-term worth of the economy." - Steve Ballmer

"In my judgment, we have to avoid, at all costs, tax increases. That would be the worst possible thing to do and will make a bad economy even worse. Beyond that, targeted tax relief should be expanded upon." - Meg Whitman

"We all either work for rich people or we sell stuff to rich people. So just punishing rich people is as bad for the economy as punishing anyone. Let's not punish anyone. Let's keep taxes low and let's cut spending." - Rand Paul

"I am a leader in the fight against the national energy tax proposal some Congressional leaders are advocating. I call this bad idea 'cap-and-tax' because of the damage it will do to jobs, manufacturing and our economy." - Jim Sensenbrenner

"According to a recent survey, kids are receiving an average of 40 cents less from the tooth fairy. That's right, the economy is so bad that even make-believe people are feeling the pinch." - Conan O'Brien

"The green movement got really hot really fast, but then the economy took a turn and it became clear exactly what's at stake, so I think somehow celebrities got a bad rap when they were trying to do good." - Elizabeth Rogers

"Presidents don't have a whole lot to say about prosperity or the economy. Government cannot create prosperity. There are a lot of other factors that determine whether there are good times or bad times." - Phyllis Schlafly

"The Russian economy is tanking. It's gotten so bad that today Vladimir Putin had to pawn his stolen Super Bowl ring. And Putin will finance his next invasion on Kickstarter." - David Letterman

"Despite Russia's move to raise interest rates this week, the value of the ruble has continued to crash. Russia's economy is so bad, Edward Snowden had to put government secrets on Craigslist." - Jimmy Fallon

"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

"Obesity is a drain on the economy - we have to pay for the health care of fat people who are usually poor and can't afford insurance. Obesity is, well, bad." - Emily Levine

"Many have wondered if Greece's economy would get so bad that it would eventually break away from the Eurozone - a move that could encourage other countries to follow and therefore splinter the currency union." - Jens Nordvig

"In fact, in Parliament, I pointed out that Australians on average incomes would move into the second highest tax bracket in the next couple of years. That is going to slow down the Australian economy. It's bad for households." - Joe Hockey

"Eighty percent of the people in the world have no food safety net. When disaster strikes - the economy gets blown, people lose a job, floods, war, conflict, bad governance, all of those things - there is nothing to fall back on." - Josette Sheeran

"A bad investment is going for quantity over quality. If you're trying to be careful with your wallet, especially with the economy right now, you have to choose staple pieces." - Christian Siriano

"I've met graduating college kids facing loan payments and a bad economy, and they are worried that they won't be able to get a job. This is not the way America needs to be." - Mitt Romney

"France could have all the socialism its capitalistic economy could support." - Francois Mitterrand

"It's the economy, stupid." - Bill Clinton

"economy spoils pleasure" - Giacomo Casanova

"It's the economy, stupid." - William J Clinton

"It's the economy, stupid." - James Carville

"A preacher who doesn't believe he's that bad will attract people who don't think they're that bad. And that's bad." - Tullian Tchividjian

"The economy is terrible it's been terrible for years now, and the reason it's bad is not because of a debt-ceiling vote. The reason it's bad is because we have people who believe that by making government bigger by keeping people on unemployment checks and on welfare we're going to dig us out of this mess." - Todd Rokita

"We think abortion is a bad thing." - Kate Michelman

"I played my age. Not bad." - Ron Francis

"Bad poets imitate, good poets steal." - T S Eliot

"Great men are almost always bad men." - Lord Acton

"Bad theology dishonors God and hurts people." - John Piper

"Bad spellers of the world untie!" - Adam Savage

"Relax, the bad guys do' knock. (Romeo)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Bad artists always admire each others work." - Oscar Wilde

"It's not as bad as it sounds." - Mark Twain

"No Such Thing as Bad Results" - Thomas A Edison

"Don't lick the guests, darling. Bad manners." - Patricia Briggs

"Age is a bad traveling companion." - Proverbs

"A good lawyer is a bad neighbor." - Proverbs

"An overflow of good converts to bad." - William Shakespeare

"Bad men are full of repentance." - Aristotle

"No vice is so bad as advice." - Marie Dressler

"All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling." - Oscar Wilde

"Sickness seizes the body from bad ventilation." - Ovid

"World War II was really unusual, because America was in the Great Depression before. So the war did help the US economy to get securely out of this decline. This time, the war [in Iraq] is bad for the economy in both the short and long run. We could have spent trillions in research or education instead. This would have led to future productivity increases." - Joseph Stiglitz

"But can we please stop insisting that if low-wage workers earn a little bit more, unemployment will skyrocket and the economy will collapse? There is no evidence for it. The most insidious thing about trickle-down economics is not the claim that if the rich get richer, everyone is better off. It is the claim made by those who oppose any increase in the minimum wage that if the poor get richer, that will be bad for the economy. This is nonsense." - Nick Hanauer

"Health care is in as bad a shape as it has ever been after eight years of Barack Obama and the Democrat Party running it and running the US economy. It's an absolute disaster. Other areas of the economy are a disaster. Economic growth? There isn't any. It's 1% per quarter, a 4% growth rate per year if we're lucky. There is no expansion. There is no productivity increase." - Rush Limbaugh

"Bad as I wanna be. She aint bad, she a sad little wannabe." - Nicki Minaj

"How'd it go with Leesha?" "It was great! We were bad cop and bad cop!" - Cinda Williams Chima

"If goodness can't come from bad things, it makes bad things unbearable." - David Levithan

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"Things that are bad for business are bad for the people who work for business." - Thomas E. Dewey

"No matter how bad it is, or how bad it gets; I'm going to make it." - Les Brown

"The simple truth of things is that bad dreams are far better than bad wakings." - Stephen King

"If you choose bad companions, no one will believe that you are anything but bad yourself." - Aesop

"Technology happens, it's not good, it's not bad. Is steel good or bad?" - Andy Grove

"How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we march against an enemy." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Good taste is better than bad taste but bad taste is better than no taste." - Arnold Bennett

"Don't mess with anybody on a Monday. It's a bad, bad day." - Louise Fitzhugh

"If guys don't want me to write bad songs about them, they shouldn't do bad things." - Taylor Swift

"What is good for the bad, and what is bad for the good." - Seiji Kaneko

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"Keep a bad drawing until by study you have found out why it is bad." - Robert Henri

"Today, our economy is about an economy of ideas." - Patrick J Kennedy

"Innovation, I believe, is the only way that America will regain the initiative in a global dynamic economy." - John Sculley

"For the sake of our security, our economy and our planet, we must have the courage and commitment to change." - Barack Obama

"Congratulations to Barack Obama - great victory based on building fairer economy and optimism about what politics can achieve." - Ed Miliband

"Tyranny is the political corollary of socialism, as representative government is the political corollary of the market economy." - Ludwig Von Mises

"No economy ever stands still." - Sir Henry Roy Forbes Harrod

"Taiwan is a major economy." - William C. Kirby

"Taiwan is a major economy." - William Kirby

"Uncertainty is killing this economy." - Herman Cain

"Economy, the poor man's mint." - Martin Farquhar Tupper

"The whole - it's the economy's bad. It's bad for everybody. I have my own comedy club. I opened it three years ago in a horrible economy. I created jobs. And we just started breaking even after a year and a half, barely. For that entire time, I have had to pay the difference of what we owe in rent and taxes and everything out of my own pocket." - Jon Lovitz

"Bad facts make bad law, and people who write bad laws are in my opinion more dangerous than songwriters who celebrate sexuality." - Frank Zappa

"Discrimination is a bad bad bad thing." - Emily Saliers

"I think people need to laugh everyday. Whether the economy is good or bad, I think the most important thing is to laugh and to feel positive, if you are laughing at something positive. But if you are laughing at mean jokes then it's a wash." - Ellen Degeneres

"We have arrived at socialized medicine in America. I do not report this as either a good or bad event but simply as something that has happened with hardly anyone realizing it. This is the first result - and probably the most important - of the national health care debate launched last week by President Clinton. Our politics and economy will never again be the same." - Robert J. Samuelson

"There is consequence of our forgetting who we are. Forgetting that we're able to create our environment, from our health to economy to war. Something can be done about everything we perceive as bad, if we so choose. If we are aware of the concept of compassion." - Alanis Morissette

"The spirit of commerce is frugality, economy, moderation, labor, ponderance, tranquillity, order, and rule. So long as this spirit subsides, the riches it produces have no bad effect. The mischief is when excessive wealth destroys the spirit of commerce, then it is that the conveniences of inequality... are felt." - Baron de Montesquieu

"Cars are the most central thing in America, in a lot of ways. They've probably influenced the way we live more than anything else, and yet every really big problem - whether it's the environment or who dictates the international economy because of oil - is all tied to cars. Ultimately, cars are bad for civilization. I don't know if they'll end us." - Chuck Klosterman

"Every public space is like a billboard, with messages from the collective subconscious of the nation. There one can read passivity, rage indifference, fear, double standards, subversion, bad economy, a twisted definition of 'public' itself, the whole Weltanschauung - an entire range of emotions and attitudes is exposed." - Slavenka Drakulic

"You know, in this business, you don't have any control over what the press says and how they portray things. And that's their prerogative. But I think anybody who looks at it objectively has trouble making the case that somehow this is a bad economy." - Dick Cheney

"We have a raising wages agenda. And that includes tax policy, trade policy. TPP is a very bad agreement. Covers 40 percent of the world's economy, and it will cost us jobs. It's not well-drafted. It's an agreement, an investment agreement that will benefit Wall Street a lot, but not working people." - Richard Trumka

"I've laid out my economic plans. I want to grow the economy. That's why I have plans for jobs and raising incomes. I do want to go after bad actors on and off Wall Street, because I think companies that take money from federal, state, and local governments and then pick up and move should have to pay that back." - Hillary Clinton

"I am not somebody who just says let's beat up on the bad guys. No. I want to summon the good guys and give people the incentives and opportunities to actually grow this economy, put more people to work, get the middle class really feeling like they're back in business." - Hillary Clinton

"I became religious and at 14 went to a boarding school 500 miles from home to begin theological studies. By the time I started university, politics had replaced religion in the economy of my enthusiasms but I had no idea what to study. My boarding school emphasized languages which I was bad at, and deemphasized math and science which I was good at." - Dale Jamieson

"I was able to excite and engage people who previously hadn't been involved in politics, and part of the reason that I was able to be re-elected and stay relatively popular in the United States was because even when the economy was bad or we had problems, people sensed that I listened to them and I was on their side." - Barack Obama

"We don't live in the old world. But I don't want everyone to know what I've done. We all know every kind of example we could throw out there. The world we see online is very spiteful, we all know about people who have had bad stories thrown at them. If we were more generous I might be more happy about the reputation economy." - Andrew Keen

"We are turning into a nation of whimpering slaves to Fear-fear of war, fear of poverty, fear of random terrorism, fear of getting down-sized or fired because of the plunging economy, fear of getting evicted for bad debts or suddenly getting locked up in a military detention camp on vague charges of being a Terrorist sympathizer." - Hunter S Thompson

"If another euro country fails, so does Slovakia. Our economy is 80% open and if the citizens of Spain and Portugal have no money to buy cars made here in Slovakia then that will be bad for us. Everything is connected." - Iveta Radicova

"People used to think that more population was bad for growth. In this view, people are stomachs - they eat, leaving less for everyone else. But once we realize the importance of ideas in the economy, people become brain - they innovate, creating more for everyone else." - Alex Tabarrok

"Too-easy credit and millions of bad loans made during the U.S. housing bubble paved the way for the financial calamity and Great Recession that followed. Today, by contrast, credit is too tight. Mortgage loans are particularly hard to get, creating a problem for the housing market and the broader economy." - Mark Zandi

"I remember being in the Ontario Legislature and the Liberals yelling over at me about the fact that the dollar was rising, and that was bad for business, and didn't I realize that. And I thought, 'What are you talking about?' The value of the currency in part, large part, reflects the world's view of the state of our economy." - Jim Flaherty

"How did the economy produce all these amazing things that we have around us - computers and cell phones and so on? There were a bunch of ideas, and the good ones grew and prospered. And the bad ones were pretty ruthlessly weeded out." - Tim Harford

"You know, I think of the global economy as an inverted triangle, resting on the shoulders of the American consumer. And if the American consumer cannot have enough disposable income in order to maintain a standard of living that creates more opportunities generation after generation, that's bad for everybody." - Hillary Clinton

"It was a recession when I graduated, but I was so unequipped to have a job anyway, I don't think it would have mattered if the economy was booming. I think I was expecting bad jobs. But as it went on through my 20s, I began to wonder how things were going to turn out." - Jeffrey Eugenides

"If the economy is still going forward, even at 40 miles an hour, 50 miles an hour, I think most people will stick with President Obama. I think people look at politics like they hire a plumber. I hire you to fix the bad pipe. If you fix it, I'll rehire you. If you don't fix it, I'm not going to rehire you." - Dick Gephardt

"Barack Obama's life was so much simpler in 2009. Back then, he had refined the cold act of blaming others for the bad economy into an art form. Deficits? Blame Bush's tax cuts. Spending? Blame the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. No business investment? Blame Wall Street." - John Sununu

"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

"Great marketing only makes a bad product fail faster." - David Ogilvy

"Never make bad predictions, especially about the futture." - Casey Stengel

"You got to be bad before you're good." - Ken Harrelson

"Attitudes determine our actions, for good or bad." - Dwight L Moody

"If you win through bad sportsmanship that's no real victory." - Babe Didrikson Zaharias

"There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing" - Ranulph Fiennes

"Why kill good people just to get a bad man?" - Loudon Wainwright Iii

"Persecution is a bad and indirect way to plan religion." - Thomas Browne

"Anger, hatred, fear, is very bad for our health" - Dalai Lama

"Tis best to be silent in a bad cause." - Ovid

"I preferred that my bad dreams be vague." - Walter Kirn

"The universe was bad enough without people poking it." - Terry Pratchett

"When you're strong and good, then you're Bad." - Michael Jackson

"Money is a great servant but a bad master." - Francis Bacon

"What life gives us, good or bad, we seldom deserve." - William Kent Krueger

"Bad news travels fast. Good news takes the scenic route." - Doug Larson



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