Quotes about government




We are all used to paying a sales tax when we buy things – almost 9 percent here in New York City. The application of this concept to the financial sector could solve our need for revenue, bring some sanity back into the financial sector, and give us a way to raise the revenue we need to run the government in a fiscally responsible way.

~ Eliot Spitzer

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I have long said there are three distinct groups under the GOP’s tent: theological warriors, who want to impose their social views on the rest of society Tea Party zealots, who say with a straight face that they want the government to get out of their Medicare and remnants of the pro-business moderates.

~ Eliot Spitzer

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I love and always have loved policy issues and trying to have an impact on the issues that are out there. I cherish my years in government. I have loved my participation at CNN, at Current writing teaching. Where I will go next, I will have to sort out.

~ Eliot Spitzer

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I stand before you today because this vision of government as the engine of opportunity is what I believe in.

~ Eliot Spitzer

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Power must be used, but it must be tempered by soul-searching and the recognition of our human capacity for error. That is the maxim that should inform our approach to every challenge, from reforming state government to engaging in foreign affairs.

~ Eliot Spitzer

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The growth of modern constitutional government compels for its successful practice the exercise of reason and considerate judgment by the individual citizens who constitute the electorate.

~ Elihu Root

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For me, journalism has been more a matter of projecting a particular approach to covering policies, to covering issues. It was a continuation of what I tried to do in government.

~ Eliot Spitzer

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Health care reform, the marquee legislative accomplishment of the Obama administration’s first term, was passed before we entered the world of divided government.

~ Eliot Spitzer

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There is a Western world. There is America. There is Great Britain and Germany and France and Russia and China and other nations. I doubt that there is one country amongst those I mentioned which has a desire to see Iran, with its fundamentalist, Islamic, extremist government, possessing nuclear weapons.

~ Ehud Olmert

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I almost forgot what it’s like to be proud of my government.

~ Edward Norton

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