Big Government Quotes

Big Government Quotes by Tim Pawlenty, Tate Reeves, Marco Rubio, Thomas Jefferson, Said Musa, Mark Tooley and many others.

It’s like Tiger Woodswife, we should take a nine iron to the back windshield of big government spending and smash it out.
We should invest in healthcare… We can and we should do all of this without succumbing to the siren song of big government.
For those who aspire to live in a high cost, high tax, big government place, our nation and the world offers plenty of options. Vermont, Canada and Venezuela all offer you the opportunity to live in the socialist, big government paradise you long for.
It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
The Barrow Administration, with its misguided philosophy of big government wanting to own or control every facet of economic activity in Belize, has depressed and squeezed out the private sector. The inevitable result is mass firing of workers, foreclosures, and downsizing.
Wild Goose exemplifies how the Evangelical Left translates ‘social justice‘ into Big Government and pacifism.
Mark Tooley
Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government.
Big government conservatives are spending trillions and wasting billions. Republicans are no longer the party of fiscal conservancy, but the party of runaway spending and corruption.
America is about to turn the page on Barack Obama’s four-year experiment in big government.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human faceforever.
Taxpayers don’t need any more big government mandates that have proven to be disastrous.
None of us here in Washington knows all or even half of the answers … If you love your country, don’t depend on handouts from Washington for your information. If you cherish your freedom, don’t leave it all up to big government.
Very big business is in bed with very big government in Washington, and has more to do with what the average person sees, hears and reads than most people know.
You can’t be for big government, big taxes and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy.
Mentioning Jesus in your speech: Small government. Doing what Jesus asked: Big government.
I’m not against business. I’m against big business in bed with big government.
I believe in small governments or no governments. I think the majority of people want to have big government, a big brother taking care of them.
I hate big government; I hate being told what to do on a personal basis.
My father loved to complain about big business and big government, but we had a solid middle class upbringing. We had good public schools. We had accessible health care. We had our little, you know, one-family house that, you know, he saved up his money, didn’t believe in mortgages.
Our citizens are tired of big government raising their taxes and cooking up new ways to micromanage their lives, our citizens are tired of big government killing jobs with their do-gooder policies. In short the people are Fed Up!
I hate big government, but I really hate a government that doesn’t work. So when ‘they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services,’ it’s actually a ‘false choice.’
I would argue that the objective evidence shows that big government is not a friend to African Americans.
Stacey Abrams – very articulate, very smart, but she just has radical views on wanting to grow government, raising taxes, trying to have these big government policies that didn’t work in the Barack Obama administration.
The ‘American Families Plan’ is not about helping American families, it is about redefining what it means to be an American family – allowing for big government to infiltrate Alabamians homes and daily lives.
Big government squashes the human spirit
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal.
We should distinguish carefully skepticism about Big Government from contempt for all government.
I’m as deeply suspicious of big government as anyone. I’m strongly in favor of universal coverage but not single payer.
If it’s not accepted that big government, fiat money, ignoring liberty, central economic planning, welfarism, and warfarism caused our crisis, we can expect a continuous and dangerous march toward corporatism and even fascism with even more loss of our liberties.
President Obama likes to talk about winning the future. But someone needs to tell him: You can’t win the prosperity of tomorrow if you’re mortgaging it to pay for the big government programs of today.
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich represent the big government frugal socialist wing of the party. And I represent the true constitutional conservative wing of our party.
Folks know that while I respect Barack Obama and do not cheap-shot the president, I am very skeptical of his big government, nanny-state philosophy.
The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried, tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama, your agenda is not new. It’s not change, and it’s not hope.
The Obama presidency, and liberalism in general, are based on not trusting the American people – a belief that big government is better for people.
When you put your faith in big government, you end up an apologist for mass murder.
We need to keep government small, but we also need to keep the influence of big business small, and we need to keep the power in the hands of the people, where it belongs. Big government and big business aren’t the only two alternatives.
I think in the end the big issue is that the private sector still needs more help. And the answer is not more big government. I know in my state our reforms allowed us to protect firefighters, police officers, and teachers.
Well, I have also believed in empowering the individual and believe there is a degree of inertia in big government that hampers the ability to respond to a rapidly evolving crisis.
If you like big government, move to Massachusetts.
The backlash against Big Government is an encouraging sign of a growing resistance to the mission creep of federal power.
There are more effective ways of tackling environmental problems – including global warming, proliferation of plastics, urban sprawl, and the loss of biodiversity – than by treaties, top-down regulations, and other approaches offered by big governments and their dependents.
Big government doesn’t work! It just doesn’t work!
I hate big government, but I really hate a government that doesn’t work. So when ‘they say we either have to raise taxes or cut core services,’ it’s actually a ‘false choice.
The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
I’m running for Congress to reverse Obama’s big government policies, to be faithful to the principles on which our nation was founded, and to make members of Congress play by the same rules as the rest of us.
Big government helps the people who have made it. It doesn’t help the people who are trying to make it; it crushes the people who are trying to make it.
Paul Ryan says he’s for smaller government, and he’s funded every big government idea that there is.
Republicans want to keep the open Internet safe from big government. Democrats want to keep it safe from big corporations. I say we agree to agree and move ahead.
The era of big government is over, but the era of big challenge is not. We need an era of big citizenship. There are many important people at this summit, but the most important title is ‘citizen.’ This is our republic. Let us keep it!
The present struggle seems less about abolishing big government than about who gets to use it.
The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.
People of my generation knew we needed to move beyond that, the racial division and segregation and unsustainable social relations, that were unfair to millions of people. But it didn’t mean that we were going to become a big government liberal.
I actually don’t believe in big government, and half the time I’m never quite sure I believe in government, generally.
Leftists wage the war on Christmas using their traditional methods – government fiat and the court system. They never win voting, and they certainly don’t win in the free market, so they bravely fight their battles through big government.
Who’s the big government guy? These labels are nonsense. And the Tea Party, if you want to call them working class, you know, a working-class insurgency from below, they are a mass of contradictions; they don’t have a single consistent viewpoint; but part of their impulse is to be wary of government.
I think part of the reason the Tea Party has resonated is that people feel disempowered. The Tea Party says, “You are out of power because of big government.” Then some Democrats tend to respond by saying, “No, you’re wrong, you’re not out of power.” It’s a sense that doesn’t resonate with people’s lived experience.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Whether it’s called ‘compassionate conservatism‘ or ‘big government Republicanism,’ after years of record increases in federal spending, more government is now the accepted Republican philosophy in Washington.
My advice to the tea party freshmen: Slow the galloping horses to a trot. Big government was built over decades; it can’t be dismantled in a year, especially when Democrats control the White House.
Americans must either choose big government and be willing to pay for and submit to it, or they must move toward smaller, less intrusive government and be willing to enjoy fewer government programs.
Jim Greenfield’s The Taxman Cometh will undoubtedly put a smile on the face of even the most dedicated big government freeloader. In the ‘Everyone Deserves a Trophy’ society we live in, it’s refreshing to know that Jim’s literary voice will cut through the politics, using the American spirit of a used car dealer.
Lars Larson
The perverse gift of the Chinese coronavirus is that it has given Americans an up close and personal look at the horrors of big government – and, by extension, socialism.
Though I’ve never been a supporter of big government, the reclamation of our fisheries, which, done correctly, would be worth several billion pounds a year, should be a cabinet position with its own department.
In Washington, we’ve seen enough tax hikes, government takeovers, bailouts, and other big government solutions under Speaker Pelosi’s control.
The message of David Duke, is this, basically: Big government, anti-big government, get out of my pocketbook, cut my taxes, put welfare people back to work. That’s a very popular message. The problem is the messenger.
Candidly, I believe most corporations actually don’t mind big government.
Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.
Let’s stop big government energy mandates like cap-and-trade, and instead trust the American innovator to make us energy independent.
I want anyone who believes in life, liberty, pursuit of happiness to succeed. And I want any force, any person, any element of an overarching Big Government that would stop your success, I want that organization, that element or that person to fail. I want you to succeed.
Climate change is the perfect pseudoscientific theory for a big government politician who wants more power. Why? Because it is a theory that can never be disproven.
Big government doesn’t help the middle class, it buries it.
One of the things that makes me a conservative, or a libertarian, or whatever the heck it is that I am – a person who doesn’t much like big government – is that I do not like the concentration of the power.
We [the Republicans] help the middle class when we unburden them from the very policies that Hillary Clinton would double down on. She champions Big Government, which we know enables crony capitalism and exacerbates inequality. If you are wealthy, powerful and well-connected, you can handle Big Government.
In the Washington soft money game, big business and big labor are accomplices working together to protect the mushy middle of big government, with plenty of special interest plums: Big unions get big spending and big business gets corporate welfare and special tax breaks – all at the expense of average Americans.
I hope we once again have reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts.
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It seems like not a lot of the world’s issues can be solved by big government. But they can be solved by brands, and brands putting their best foot forward need advertising.
So you can say, ‘Get Big Government out of here, and don’t tell me what to eat,’ but when kids are going to school, and they’re being fed junk, we’re pretty much telling them what to eat, and we’re telling them junk is OK.
Hillary Clinton: putting big government spending financed by the Chinese ahead of good-paying jobs for middle-class Americans. Is she guilty or not guilty?
Liberals are wrong to think that opposition to health reform is a rejection of big government. If health reform consisted of extending Medicare to everyone, people would be delighted. There are millions of 64-year-olds out there who can hardly wait to be 65.
The Democrats’ agenda isn’t working for women. Their vision has produced big government and limited opportunity. Our vision is for limited government and opportunity for all. Women deserve better than what President Obama has delivered.
Free enterprise makes people prosperous, all people prosperous, and big government makes people poorer.
I promised to empower the taxpayer – instead of a handful of big government union bosses.
One of biggest lies in politics is the lie that Republicans are the party of big business. Big business does great with big government. Big business is very happy to climb in bed with big government. Republicans are and should be the party of small business and of entrepreneurs.
Whether you’re a veteran or a millennial, it’s hard to argue that big government has solved your problems efficiently, if at all.
Whenever you put your faith in big government for any reason, sooner or later you wind up an apologist for mass murder.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.
As the contest proceeded, public interest increased and the entire country watched to see which company would win the big government subsidies through the mountains.
We’re headed towards a fascist economy in which you have big government, big corporations and big labor, and they’re all in cahoots to strangle the entrepreneur.
After adding trillions to the debt on big-government policies most Americans didn’t ask for and which we couldn’t afford, Democratic leaders say they need more money, which they intend to take from small business, even though small businesses create the majority of new jobs.
Today it is not big business that we have to fear. It is big government.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.
A lot of people are concerned about, for example, the ability of big government to inhibit our liberties and choice. Big data can engineer a situation that limits our choice and our freedom. And it’s not a partisan issue.
Of course there are critics who believe that no matter what we do, the Florida dream is over. They claim that we must accept the idea that inevitably our future is one of high taxes and big government.
Big government intervention creates as many problems as it solves – that was the lesson of Obamacare.
‘Hello my name is the Republican Party and I got a problem. I’m addicted to spending and big government.’ I’d like one of them just to stand up and say that.
In fact, the private sector is improving their algorithmic ability to search through big data month after month after month. And, of course, a big government bureaucracy isn’t keeping up.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
The best view of big government is in the rearview mirror as we leave it behind.
Bill Clinton is the guy that said, “The era of Big Government is over.” Whether or not he meant it or not, he said it.
Big government is the most corrupt industry in America.
The press is hostile to the idea of liberty. Most people in the press are for big government. Most people think that the solution to anything, whether it’s health care problems, education, whatever it is – it’s got to be more government.
A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values
Deregulation is a transfer of power from the trodden to the treading. It is unsurprising that all conservative parties claim to hate big government.