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"Bless the children, for the national debt is theirs." - Herbert Hoover

"I do not add a penny to the national debt." - Hillary Clinton

"Will I obliterate national debt? Sure, why not?" - Pat Paulsen

"Both on an individual and a national scale, debt imprisons." - Tom Hodgkinson

"A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing." - Alexander Hamilton

"No nation ought to be without a debt. A national debt is a national bond; and when it bears no interest, is in no case a grievance." - Thomas Paine

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt." - Herbert Hoover

"What were you two doing last night, discussing the national debt?" - Stephenie Meyer

"My pan plays down an unprecedented amount of our national debt." - George W Bush

"I think if we give Glenn Beck the numbers, he can solve this [the national debt]." - Michele Bachmann

"When you get the economy growing, that's when you can deal with the national debt." - Mike Pence

"A responsible government does not triple the national debt in eight years." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

"Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt." - Herbert Hoover

"Our middle class majority, deeply in personal debt, elects political leaders who increase our benefits. Then we vote them out because we dislike the soaring national debt." - Oliver DeMille

"Counting obligations under Medicare and Social Security, the real debt of the United States is more than 10 times the reported national debt." - Addison Wiggin

"It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralize the long-range effects of our national stupidity." - Frank Zappa

"The gentleman has not seen how to reply to this, otherwise than by supposing me to have advanced the doctrine that a national debt is a national blessing." - Daniel Webster

"Our nation stands at the crossroads of liberty. Crushing national debt, rampant illegal immigration, insane business regulations and staggering national unemployment are pushing our nation into unchartered territory." - James Lankford

"It would be easier to pay off the national debt overnight than to neutralise the long-range effects of our national stupidity" - Frank Zappa

"Every person born in the USA is endowed with life, liberty, and a substantial share of the national debt." - Francis Bacon

"We don`t need to drive up the national debt by giving tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires." - Bernie Sanders

"The greatest threat to our national security is our debt. We borrow a million dollars a minute." - Rand Paul

"We have, during his regime, during President Obama's regime, we've doubled our national debt. We're up to $20 trillion." - Donald Trump

"It took the national debt two hundred years to reach $1 trillion. Supply Side Economics quadrupled the national debt to over $4 trillion in twelve years (1980-1992) under the Republicans. Bill Clinton actually paid down the national debt. How did he do it? He raised taxes. It produced the longest sustained economic expansion in U.S. History." - Ed Schultz

"Out of debt, out of danger." - Proverbs

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"There's also consumer debt, the credit card debt that burdens many of the working families in America. Yes, we talk about national debt, and we're paying a lot down. But you're fixing to hear me tell you part of the remedy for people who have got a lot of credit card debt is to make sure people get some of their own money back." - George W Bush

"The U.S. has a law on the books called the debt limit, but the name is misleading. The debt limit started in 1917 for the purpose of facilitating more national debt, not reducing it. It still serves that purpose. It's unconnected to spending, hurts our credit rating and has been an abject failure at limiting debt." - David Malpass

"Posterity does not pay off anything of the national debt. Each administration adds to the debt left to it, and the promise of liquidation implied in every bond issue is a false promise." - Frank Chodorov

"At the time we were funding our national debt, we heard much about a public debt being a public blessing; that the stock representing it was a creation of active capital for the aliment of commerce, manufactures and agriculture." - Thomas Jefferson

"Posterity does not pay off anything of the national debt. Each administration adds to the debt left to it, and the promise of liquidation implied in every bond issue is a false promise." - Frank Chodorov

"You [Donald Trump] call yourself the King of Debt. You talk about leverage. You even at one time suggested that you would try to negotiate down the national debt of the United States." - Hillary Clinton

"When I was a youngster growing up in South Dakota, we never referred to the national debt, it was always referred to as the war debt because it stemmed from World War I." - George Mcgovern

"Tea Partiers hate government more than they hate the national debt. They refuse to reduce that debt with tax increases, even with tax increases on the wealthy, because a tax increase doesn't reduce the size of government." - Robert Reich

"Because Social Security has not contributed to our debt, Americans should be skeptical of any politician who says that benefits Americans have earned must be reduced in order to address our national debt." - Hank Johnson

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"The important lesson of the deficit is - and the national debt - is we have to be careful about how we're spending money." - Joseph Stiglitz

"Nothing is so well calculated to produce a death-like torpor in the country as an extended system of taxation and a great national debt." - William Cobbett

"Solvency is maintained by means of a national debt, on the principle, If you will not lend me the money, how can I pay you?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The National Debt is a very Good Thing and it would be dangerous to pay it off for fear of Political Economy." - W. C. Sellar

"Examine the legacy that we inherited and what we did. We had boom-and-bust economics and a doubled national debt." - Tony Blair

"We ought to pay down the national debt, ... The American people are tired of people who make promises about cutting taxes that they cannot keep." - John Mccain

"Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction. Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start eating up virtually every penny that we have." - Bobby Scott

"The Missourians I hear from just don't buy the idea that the only way to tackle the national debt is to drastically alter Medicare and Social Security." - Claire Mccaskill

"I found this national debt, doubled, wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office." - Barack Obama

"Baseball is our national game." - Calvin Coolidge

"National Socialism is applied biology," - Hans Schemm

"The national pastime is juiced," - Jose Canseco

"The refunding of the national debt at a lower rate of interest should be accomplished without compelling the withdrawal of the national-bank notes, and thus disturbing the business of the country." - James A Garfield

"A poor man's debt makes a great noise." - Thomas Fuller

"Our national debt after all is an internal debt owed not only by the Nation but to the Nation. If our children have to pay interest on it they will pay that interest to themselves. A reasonable internal debt will not impoverish our children or put the Nation into bankruptcy." - Franklin D Roosevelt

"There is a lot of fiscal conservatives in the United States senate that didn't vote for that because we understand that national security spending is not the reason why we have a debt. Our debt is being driven by the way Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid and, by the way, the interest on the debt is structured in the years to come." - Marco Rubio

"Back in 2008, candidate Obama called a $10 trillion national debt 'unpatriotic' - serious talk from what looked to be a serious reformer. Yet by his own decisions, President Obama has added more debt than any other president before him, and more than all the troubled governments of Europe combined. One president, one term, $5 trillion in new debt." - Paul Ryan

"Consider in Washington, around the country today we are talking about balanced budgets, paying down our national debt, getting the economy going, defending ourselves, activist judges. Newt Gingrich did all those things when he was speaker. We got tax relief. We got balanced budgets. We got, you know, job creation. We paid down our national debt." - J C Watts

"The burden of the national debt consists not in its being so many millions, or so many hundred millions, but in the quantity of taxes collected every year to pay the interest. If this quantity continue the same, the burden of the national debt is the same to all intents and purposes, be the capital more or less." - Thomas Paine

"The National League is baseball to me." - Kerry Wood

"National League umpires wear inside chest protesters." - Jerry Coleman

"We now have a president who tries to save money by turning off lights in the White House, even as he heads toward a staggering addition to the national debt. "L.B.J." should stand for Light Bulb Johnson." - Barry Goldwater

"So it's still standing?" he managed to get out between his snickers. "I would"ve thought you two had knocked it to rubble by now. What were you doing last night? Discussing the national debt?" Emmett howled with laughter." - Stephenie Meyer

"By making this wine known to the public, I have rendered my country as great a service as if I had enabled it to pay back the national debt." - Thomas Jefferson

"In FY 2006, interest payments alone on the national debt cost us $406 billion. . . . What a waste. . . . That $406 billion is pathetically squandered on interest, just because we lacked the discipline to pay our bills when due." - Bill Press

"So it's still standing?" he managed to get out between his snickers. "I would've thought you two had knocked it to rubble by now. What were you doing last night? Discussing the national debt?" Emmett howled with laughter." - Stephenie Meyer

"We may casually talk of all sorts of new programs and 'stimulus,' but the vast trillion-dollar collective national debt and rising annual deficits will insidiously hamstring almost everything we plan to do." - Victor Davis Hanson

"Obama and his Democrats need to be placed on the defensive. They are the primary drivers of this spending; they are the obstructers of entitlement reform and the national debt continues to burn while they fiddle." - David Limbaugh

"I will bring our energy companies back. They'll be able to compete. They'll make money. They'll pay off our national debt. They'll pay off our tremendous budget deficits, which are tremendous." - Donald Trump

"What Donald Trump is proposing with these massive tax cuts will result in a $20 trillion additional national debt. That will have dire consequences for Social Security and Medicare." - Hillary Clinton

"According to an analysis by the Tax Policy Center, Donald Trump`s tax plan is going to increase the national debt by more than 50 percent over ten years." - Lawrence O'Donnell

"Donald Trump got himself very far to the left. When he was considering running for president in 2000, he was for a 13 percent wealth tax on wealthy people to retire the national debt." - Chris Hayes

"The national debt has given rise to joint stock companies, to dealings in negotiable effects of all kinds, and to agiotage, in a word to stock-exchange gambling and the modern bankocracy." - Karl Marx

"I would suggest to my honourable Friend that the foreign investor is at least as discouraged by high national debt for that, as all example shows, is the surest precursor of high taxation." - John James Cowperthwaite

"The truth is we need to build an economy going forward with all of us, when we all move forward and the payment of a national debt is not the responsibility of one group of Americans versus another." - Paul Sadler

"What our Republican friends are doing, if we look at what they do and not what they say, they have decided that the most important thing in this country is to increase payments for interest on the national debt." - Tom Allen

"On any measure, Spain's bank rescue has been a disaster. A hundred million euros have been added to the national debt, ten-year bonds are at a record high and the country's credit rating has been downgraded three notches." - Daniel Hannan

"A sagging economy, a soaring national debt, and an increasingly restive Congress pushed Obama to order troop reductions that are both deeper and faster than recommended by his military commanders." - Ron Fournier

"I would vote against raising the national debt ceiling. Again, this is about mortgaging the future of unborn generations of Americans. It's a form of taxation without representation. I don't think we can do that." - Mike Lee

"Mr. Obama plans to boost federal spending 25 percent while nearly tripling the national debt over 10 years. Americans know that this kind of spending will have economic consequences, including new taxes being imposed by the new progressives." - Karl Rove

"Well, the problem of the federal government is that they print money and go in debt. That's their national policy, Democrats and Republicans it doesn't matter. And this is where I differ." - Richard M Daley

"After everyone has had a chance to bluster, posture, and pontificate, we are left with one basic question: under any foreseeable circumstance, would it be in our national interest to default on our debt? The answer is unequivocally no." - John Sununu

"The national debt has given rise to joint stock companies, to dealings in negotiable effects of all kinds, and to agiotage , in a word to stock-exchange gambling and the modern bankocracy ." - Karl Marx

"President Obama has ignored or dismissed proposals that would address our anti-competitive tax code and unsustainable trajectory of federal debt - including his own bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform - and submitted no plan for entitlement reform." - Glenn Hubbard

"The national debt will have increased by approximately 50% in just eight years! We will have created a new unfunded entitlement - disability and health care benefits for the huge number of disabled veterans returning from the Iraq war." - Joseph Stiglitz

"Allow a government to decline paying its debts and you overthrow all public morality-you unhinge all the principles that preserve the limits of free constitutions. Nothing can more affect national prosperity than a constant and systematic attention to extinguish the present debt and to avoid as much as possibly the incurring of any new debt." - Alexander Hamilton

"At the time we were funding our national debt, we heard much about "a public debt being a public blessing"; that the stock representing it was a creation of active capital for the aliment of commerce, manufactures and agriculture. This paradox was well adapted to the minds of believers in dreams." - Thomas Jefferson

"I am for a government rigorously frugal & simple, applying all the possible savings of the public revenue to the discharge of the national debt; and not for a multiplication of officers & salaries merely to make partisans, & for increasing, by every device, the public debt, on the principle of its being a public blessing." - Thomas Jefferson

"In numerous years following the war, the Federal Government ran a heavy surplus. It could not (however) pay off its debt, retire its securities, because to do so meant there would be no bonds to back the national bank notes. To pay off the debt was to destroy the money supply." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"In numerous years following the war the Federal government ran a heavy surplus. It could not pay off it's debt, retire its securities, because to do so meant there would be no bonds to back the national bank notes. To pay off the debt was to destroy the money supply." - John Kenneth Galbraith

"Mr. Obama denounced the $2.3 trillion added to the national debt on Mr. Bush's watch as "deficits as far as the eye can see." But Mr. Obama's budget adds $9.3 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years. What happened to Obama the deficit hawk?" - Karl Rove

"I am for a government rigorously frugal & simple, applying all the possible savings of the public revenue to the discharge of the national debt; and not for a multiplication of officers & salaries merely to make partisans, & for increasing, by every device, the public debt, on the principle of its being a public blessing." - Thomas Jefferson

"The national debt is totally unlike a family budget for about a gazillion reasons, not the least of which being that families cannot raise money by fiat or deflate the size of their debt unilaterally and that family members die instead of existing infinitely." - Matt Taibbi

"Mr. Obama denounced the $2.3 trillion added to the national debt on Mr. Bush's watch as 'deficits as far as the eye can see.' But Mr. Obama's budget adds $9.3 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years. What happened to Obama the deficit hawk?" - Karl Rove

"The Citizen's Petition reflects Vermont's spirit of pragmatism and across-the-board cooperation. I applaud the 'Campaign to Fix the Debt' for calling attention to one of the country's most pressing problems, our ballooning national debt, and for urging policymakers to find practical solutions." - Peter Welch

"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

"When President Obama asked Congress to raise the debt ceiling $2 trillion and offered sequestration as an offset, I opposed it. I did not believe we should put the country $2 trillion deeper in debt and impose irresponsible massive cuts to our national security." - Mike Turner

"You remember had this gigantic clock in the arena showing the size of the national debt. And Paul told America, if you elect Republicans, we can fix that. But, if Paul Ryan was being honest, he would've pointed to the debt clock and said, we built that." - Chris Van Hollen

"A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money." - G Gordon Liddy

"Promises make debt, and debt makes promises." - Proverbs

"The National Organization of Women is the national organization of witches." - Jerry Falwell

"Political power means the capacity to regulate national life through national representatives." - Mahatma Gandhi

"A national debt if it is not excessive will be to us a national blessing; it will be powerfull cement of our union. It will also create a necessity for keeping up taxation to a degree which without being oppressive, will be a spur to industry;" - Alexander Hamilton

"I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country." - Andrew Jackson

"A hundredload of worry will not pay an ounce of debt." - George Herbert

"Of all life's pleasures, only love owes no debt to death." - Anita Diament

"A hundred load of worry will not pay an ounce of debt." - George Herbert

"When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage." - Bill Balance

"A hundred wagon loads of thoughts will not pay a single ounce of debt." - Proverbs

"Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt." - Proverbs

"A small debt makes a man your debtor, a large one your enemy." - Proverbs

"Ambition's debt is paid." - William Shakespeare

"It is a well-known fact that in countries in which the national debt is properly funded, and an object of established confidence, it answers most of the purposes of money. Transfers of stock, or public debt, are there equivalent to payments in specie; or, in other words, stock, in the principal transactions of business, passes current as specie. The same thing would, in all probability, happen here, under the like circumstances." - Alexander Hamilton

"We have to remember, lefts are the people who created unsustainable national debt, unsustainable health insurance, health care, unsustainable college tuition and debt, unsustainable social welfare programs. Everything the left creates is unsustainable, it can't go on. Everything they create will eventually implode because it can't work as they designed it. Nothing they do is sustainable. That's the great irony. But they claim to know how to sustain life as we know it." - Rush Limbaugh

"Michael Jackson National African American Art Examiner Series" - Aberjhani

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"I'd like to get into the National Guard." - Dan Quayle

"Peace is a national issue, not only government's responsibility." - Ashraf Ghani

"We don't declare war any more; we declare national defense." - Eugene Mccarthy

"Superiority and inferiority are individual, not racial or national." - Philip Wylie

"Cannon: An instrument used in the rectification of national boundaries." - Ambrose Bierce

"The Jews are the enemy of National Socialism." - Arthur Seyss-Inquart

"Saw Washington Monument. Phallic. Appalling. A national catastrophe." - Arnold Bennett

"Waterboarding ok if national security were at stake." - Fred Thompson

"America needs optimistic leadership to revive national soul." - Mike Huckabee

"Driver's licenses are a crucial national security issue." - Phyllis Schlafly

"I am an instigator of the national energies." - A.C. Cuza

"Where tax is solidarity, the national sport is tax evasion." - Anthony Daniels (psychiatrist)

"Basically National Socialism and Marxism are the same." - Adolf Hitler

"Opera is given so little attention in the national press." - Carlisle Floyd

"The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness." - Georg Brandes

"Our cultural diversity has most certainly shaped our national character." - Julie Bishop

"The biggest stories in 2005 were the national disasters." - Geraldo Rivera

"Mayors of New York are almost automatically national figures." - Stephen Kinzer

"I'd give my life to be the national team coach." - Diego Maradona

"The point is that Hillary Clinton is running on all these ideas. She's gonna do this and she gonna do that. She's gonna fix this. She's got a massive new economic plan that's not gonna add a penny to the national debt, while Donald Trump's will add 20 trillion to the national debt. What she does, she always pivots and goes back to the Children's Defense Fund. "Well, I started working in the 1970s for women and children, Children's Defense Fund." That's magic and you're not supposed to question nothing further after that." - Rush Limbaugh

"Violence as a way of gaining power... is being camouflaged under the guise of tradition, national honor [and] national security..." - Alfred Adler

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert Humphrey

"That is to say, under the old way any time we wish to add to the national wealth we are compelled to add to the national debt. Now, that is what Henry Ford wants to prevent. He thinks it is stupid, and so do I, that for the loan of $30,000,000 of their own money the people of the United States should be compelled to pay $66,000,000 - that is what it amounts to, with interest." - Thomas A Edison

"Beware of suretyship for thy best friend; he that payeth another man's debt seeketh his own decay." - Joseph Jekyll

"If you've got $25,000, $50,000, $100,000, you're better off paying off any debt you have because that's a guaranteed return." - Mark Cuban

"Thou whom avenging pow'rs obey, Cancel my debt (too great to pay) Before the sad accounting day." - Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon

"Debt is normal. Be weird." - Dave Ramsey

"My debt to you, Beloved, Is one I cannot pay In any coin of any realm On any reckoning day." - Jessie B. Rittenhouse

"Debt is the worst poverty." - Thomas Fuller

"Debt is a bottomless sea." - Thomas Carlyle

"Get rid of debt now." - Suze Orman

"A promise is a debt." - Proverbs

"The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced. If the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Many respected economists and statesmen believe our national debt is neither unwieldy nor a dangerous burden on the country. The trouble is that a vast majority of the American people think otherwise.... It violates basic American ideas of thrift and money management. These strong public feelings cannot be ignored forever." - Mo Udall

"It is known, to the force of a single pound weight, what the engine will do; but, not all the calculators of the National Debt can tell me the capacity for good or evil, for love or hatred, for patriotism or discontent, for the decomposition of virtue into vice, or the reverse." - Charles Dickens

"When George Bush came into office, we had surpluses. And now we have half-a-trillion-dollar deficit annually. When George Bush came into office, our national debt was around $5 trillion. It's now over $10 trillion. We've almost doubled it." - Barack Obama

"It is a terrible situation when the Government, to insure the National Wealth, must go in debt and submit to ruinous interest charges, at the hands of men, who control the fictitious value of gold. Interest is the invention of Satan." - Thomas A Edison



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