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Austan Goolsbee Quotes

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For policy makers interested in using tax policy to
stimulate investments or especially to smooth business cycle fluctuations,
the results are not promising.
- Austan Goolsbee

I am a data hound and so I usually end up working on
whatever things I can find good data on.
The rise of Internet commerce completely altered the
amount of information you could gather on company behavior
so I naturally drifted toward it.
- Austan Goolsbee

Cutting taxes for very high income people an average
of more than $100,000 a year for people that make more
than a million dollars a year is not an effective way
to get the economy going.
- Austan Goolsbee

This recession is the deepest in our lifetimes,
the deepest since 1929.
If you take the people thrown out of work in the 1982 recession,
the 1991 recession, the 2001 recession,
not only is this bigger, this is bigger than all of those combined.
- Austan Goolsbee

 

We enter the government essentially in a hotel that is on fire.
We're throwing people from the windows into the pool
to save their lives and this is the evaluation of the
Olympic diving committee:
Well,
the splash was too big.
- Austan Goolsbee

It's clear that the medium and long-run fiscal challenges
facing the country have to do with the rise of entitlement spending,
they have to do with the longer run imbalances that
we've created in the structure of the system.
- Austan Goolsbee

If a lobbyist sets up shop, or a lawyer,
in which they're receiving income through what is something
like a tax loophole so that it's not counting as corporate income,
that is what this is counting as a small business.
- Austan Goolsbee

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If you had asked people in 1929, 'Here is what is about to happen.
How much would you pay to avoid the Great Depression
from occurring?' The answer is they would have paid a lot.
They would have borrowed money if it could be used
to prevent the Great Depression.
- Austan Goolsbee

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

I believe - I'm not a political expert,
but I believe there is a broad consensus,
a middle ground if you will, that Democrats and Republicans,
business people and workers can agree on,
to get this - the economy growing faster,
getting people back to work.
- Austan Goolsbee

So more than 8 million people lost their jobs.
It's going to take a significant push on our part and
time before that comes down.
I don't anticipate it coming down rapidly.
- Austan Goolsbee

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

"Appeasement" is the policy of feeding your friends to a crocodile,
one at a time, in hopes that the crocodile will eat you last.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

I make it a policy to try never to
make a complete idiot of myself twice in the same way.
After all, there's always all kinds of new ways
to make a complete idiot of myself.
Why repeat the old ones?
- Margot Dalton

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
- John F. Kennedy

I can't let important policy decisions hinge on the
fact that an election is coming up every 90 days.
- Gerhard Schroeder

It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,'
but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies.
- Mike Royko

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed,
but while it holds good
it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Honesty may be the best policy,
but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination,
dishonesty is the second-best policy.
- George Carlin

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy,
but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern

I always avoid prophesying beforehand,
because it is a much better policy to prophesy
after the event has already taken place.
- Winston Churchill

Here is my first principle of foreign policy:
good government at home.
- William E. Gladstone

Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy,
because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
- Jimmy Carter

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy,
and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
- Thomas Jefferson

We haven't had a good energy policy in this country
for decades and we're trying to get one.
- Paul Gillmor

And Oliver North was really a good soldier,
up to the last moment, shoving memos into the shredder
and defending the policy to the end.
- Bobby Ray Inman

The objective of nuclear-weapons policy should not
be solely to decrease the number of weapons in the world,
but to make the world safer - which is not necessarily the same thing.
- Herman Kahn

Bush promised a foreign policy of humility and a domestic policy of compassion.
He has given us a foreign policy of arrogance and a
domestic policy that is cynical,
myopic and cruel.
- Joe Klein

Let none of us delude himself by supposing that honesty
is always the best policy.
It is not.
- Dean Inge

I have been working for years to promote a responsible
energy policy that works to increase energy efficiency
and invest in alternative and renewable energy sources.
- Lois Capps

There are no shortcuts to victory.
We must commit ourselves to the slow,
painstaking work of foreign policy day by day and year by year.
- Richard Lugar

Caring about policy is important - people in washington forget.
- Tabitha Soren

Bringing democratic control to the conduct of foreign
policy requires a struggle merely to force the issue onto the public agenda.
- Eric Alterman

In the north east, there, they have had quite a bit
of government offices moving in.
It's not a new policy.
- John Prescott

Besides a happy policy as to civil government,
it is necessary to institute a system of law and jurisprudence founded in justice,
equity, and public right.
- Ezra Stiles

It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes.
- Joe Biden

I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence,
and if you look at my background you will see that
it has always been my policy to talk to everyone.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

We hope that there will be better policy-making and
hope to see projects implemented.
We have lots of information that can be used for the
implementation of projects.
- Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

I think Americans should have a policy of love.
That should be the foreign policy, love.
Export Love.
- Ziggy Marley

Foreign policy can mean several things,
not only foreign policy in the narrow sense.
It can cover foreign policy, relations with the developing world,
and enlargement as well.
- Romano Prodi

The minimum wage was enacted in 1937 during the Great
Depression and it has been increased 16 times.
It's a well-established economic policy to help families.
- John Freeman

Americans are paying for our lack of an energy policy
with their jobs and out of their pocketbooks.
- Bob Beauprez

And if we make the process political,
if we start to make it personal, we're actually going
to frustrate good public policy,
in terms of managing this money.
- Michael Chertoff

I have a very strict gun control policy:
if there's a gun around,
I want to be in control of it.
- Clint Eastwood

White House and State Department foreign-policy experts
are overwhelmingly directed towards military and diplomatic issues,
not development issues.
- Jeffrey Sachs

Very hard, very hard to represent a country,
or carry out a policy that does not have consensus support.
- John Negroponte

During the past few years I have led a sometimes hard
battle for German foreign policy.
- Gustav Stresemann

All the problems we face in the United States today
can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy
on the part of the American Indian.
- Pat Paulsen

Foreign policy is really domestic policy with its hat on.
- Hubert H. Humphrey

I will make a general statement that we have not had
anything like the policy of holding people in high
office responsible for their acts that I think we should.
- William Odom

The increase of territory and power of empires by force
of arms has been the policy of all great powers,
and it has always been possible to get the approval of their state religion.
- John Boyd Orr

Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed
by that maxim is not an honest man.
- Richard Whately

The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy
is likely to be perverse,
in that high interest rates enter into costs and thus
exert inflationary pressure.
- William Vickrey

The policy of the house of Austria, which aimed at
destroying the independence of Hungary as a state,
has been pursued unaltered for three hundred years.
- Lajos Kossuth

The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and
seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions.
- Henry A. Kissinger

It would be our policy to use nuclear weapons wherever
we felt it necessary to protect our forces and achieve our objectives.
- Robert McNamara

Abhorrence of apartheid is a moral attitude,
not a policy.
- Edward Heath

Direct access to sea is an essential part of foreign policy.
- Carlos Mesa

If the staff lacks policy guidance against which to test decisions,
their decisions will be random.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Then, after I came home from Europe,
I found I was under condemnation; and I was condemned
at that time because I did not endorse the financial
policy of the General Conference.
- John Harvey Kellogg

The Supreme Court is not elected, and it is therefore
not a proper arbiter of social policy.
- Lamar S. Smith

There's nothing wrong with being a Conservative and
coming up with a Conservative believe in foreign policy
where we have a strong national defense and we don't go to war so carelessly.
- Ron Paul

Amnesty is a terrible policy, and it's terrible politics.
It's a terrible policy because you are rewarding people for breaking the law.
- Tom Tancredo

The extra curricular activity in which I was most engaged -
debating -
helped shape my interests in public policy.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Motown's policy was to build one act at a time or their favorites.
- Brenda Holloway

Well I've already made it clear that it's a matter
for individuals in exercising their own judgement,
their own consciences to speak freely on matters of policy.
- Ron Davies

I was an intelligence officer, not a policy-maker.
- Cofer Black

Our driver policy was partly dictated by who was available
because of other contracts.
- John Surtees

The trade unions, far from being content with these declarations,
established international liaisons and supported every
policy based on pacification and understanding.
- Leon Jouhaux

We on our part will stick to our independent foreign policy of peace,
acting forever as a strong defender of world peace
and a persistent proponent of common development.
- Jinato Hu


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