Quotations on Debt

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It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy.
- Daniel Akaka
(Keywords: Financial, Credit, Debt, Decisions, May)

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
(Keywords: Country, Debt, Friends, Interest, Republican)

King of England, and you, duke of Bedford, who call yourself regent of the kingdom of France... settle your debt to the king of Heaven; return to the Maiden, who is envoy of the king of Heaven, the keys to all the good towns you took and violated in France.
- Joan of Arc
(Keywords: Debt, EnglFrance, Heaven)

But obviously, we're looking for all good ideas to help deal with our long-term debt problem. This is something that is going to affect our economy. It affects our kids. And we need to deal with it.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Ideas, Debt, Economy, Help, Kids)

All of the problems we're facing with debt are manmade problems. We created them. It's called fantasy economics. Fantasy economics only works in a fantasy world. It doesn't work in reality.
- Michele Bachmann
(Keywords: Work, Debt, Economics, Fantasy, Problems, Reality, World)

After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don't have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country.
- Michele Bachmann
(Keywords: Government, History, Money, Country, Debt, Washington)

A church debt is the devil's salary.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: Church, Debt, Devil)

We have managed to acquire $13 trillion of debt on our balance sheet. In my view we have nothing to show for it. We haven't invested in our roads, our bridges, our waste-water systems, our sewer systems. We haven't even maintained the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us.
- Michael Bennett
(Keywords: Balance, Debt, Grandparents, Nothing, Waste)

Instead of explaining the sober facts of mechanics and electricity, I want to say a few words about the debt which we owe to youth; and with your permission I shall consider you as representing here not only the academic youth of Sweden nor even of Europe but also of America.
- Felix Bloch
(Keywords: America, Debt, Electricity, Europe, Facts, Want, Words, Youth)

Well, as a former small businessperson - I understand what's going on, I think in the business community. And businesspeople around the country are looking at all the spending and all the debt. They're looking at all the policies coming out of this Congress and this administration the last two years, and they - it's created all this uncertainty.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Business, Community, Congress, Country, Debt, Uncertainty, Years)

I talked to a lot of employers who just are, are fearful of what's coming next out of Washington. It's all the spending, it's all the debt. It's their national energy tax, they want to call it cap and trade - more mandates, higher costs, more taxes. Their healthcare bill - more mandates, higher costs, higher taxes.
- John Boehner
(Keywords: Debt, Energy, Tax, Healthcare, Taxes, Trade, Want, Washington)

We players understand we have the best lives in the world. We owe a debt of gratitude to all our fans, everyone who supports us.
- Bruce Bowen
(Keywords: Gratitude, Debt, Fans, World)

America's fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
- Allen Boyd
(Keywords: Men, Women, Sacrifice, Gratitude, America, Cause, Debt, Fighting, Nation, Soldiers)

The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting.
- Alan Brien
(Keywords: Men, Impression, Being, Debt, End, Job, Law, Majority, Occupation, Waiting)

She had called in the debt that parents owe a child for bringing her, unasked, into a strange world. One should never make an offer without knowing full well what will happen if it is accepted.
- David Brin
(Keywords: Debt, Parents, Will, World)

The surest way to return to the people's business is to listen to the people themselves: We need to drop this whole scheme of federally controlled health care, start over, and work together on real reforms at the state level that will contain costs and won't leave America trillions of dollars deeper in debt.
- Scott Brown
(Keywords: Business, Health, Work, People, America, Care, Debt, State, Will)

Thousands of Ohio families are going deeper and deeper in debt just trying to pay their heating bills, fill prescriptions, and buy groceries. The current minimum wage is simply not enough.
- Sherrod Brown
(Keywords: Debt, Trying, Wage)

Today, as we look back on the history of our nation and take note of how far we have come as a people, we are reminded that we owe a great debt to those who fought valiantly for the freedoms that we easily take for granted.
- Sam Brownback
(Keywords: History, People, Debt, Nation, Today)

We can pay our debts to the past by putting the future in debt to ourselves.
- John Buchan
(Keywords: Debt, Future, Past)

I think that, you know, this is a different year than most years. We've got to tell the American people that we have to live with less. We have a $13.5 trillion debt. And the only way to do that is an honest campaign with honest people.
- Ken Buck
(Keywords: People, American, Debt, Years)

Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.
- Joseph Butler
(Keywords: Compassion, Debt, Mind, Misery, Pain, Right, Sorrow)

The young patriots now returning from war in Iraq and Afghanistan and other deployments worldwide are joining the ranks of veterans to whom America owes an immense debt of gratitude.
- Steve Buyer
(Keywords: War, Gratitude, Afghanistan, America, Debt, Iraq, Now, Veterans)

There is nothing that puts a man more in your debt than that he owes you nothing.
- Mark Caine
(Keywords: Debt, Man, Nothing)

It shows nobility to be willing to increase your debt to a man to whom you already owe much.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Debt, Man, Nobility)

Energetic action on debt would make a radical difference to the prospects of many of the poorest countries in the world, at no practical cost to creditor countries.
- Kenneth Clarke
(Keywords: Action, Countries, Debt, Difference, Radical, World)

We can never fully repay the debt of our proud nation to those who have laid down their lives for our country. The best we can do is honor their memory, ensure that their sacrifice is not in vain, and help provide for their families.
- Susan Collins
(Keywords: Sacrifice, Country, Debt, Help, Honor, Memory, Nation)

It took the first 204 years of our Nation's history to accumulate $1 trillion in debt. And now we are doing that every 2 or 3 years.
- Jim Cooper
(Keywords: History, Debt, First, Nation, Now, Years)

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
(Keywords: Government, Money, Policy, Debt, Democrats, Republicans)

We are tasked to rebuild not just a damaged economy, and a debt-ridden balance sheet, but to do so by drawing forth the best that is in our fellow citizens. If we would summon the best from Americans, we must assume the best about them. If we don't believe in Americans, who will?
- Mitch Daniels
(Keywords: Americans, Balance, Debt, Economy, Will)

So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting - and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!
- Nigel Dennis
(Keywords: Buying, Debt, Painting, Years)

Americans spend much of their adult lives paying taxes in various forms. We should end this practice of paying a tax that is triggered only by debt.
- Jennifer Dunn
(Keywords: Americans, Debt, End, Tax, Practice, Taxes)

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Keywords: Debt, Man)

All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation - and world - for the better.
- Eliot Engel
(Keywords: Gratitude, Americans, Bravery, Civil rights, Commitment, Debt, Nation, Nonviolence, World)

Now we are raising the debt limit 3 times, up to $8 trillion, so that our children and our grandchildren will have to pay for the cost of our expenditures.
- Chaka Fattah
(Keywords: Children, Debt, Now, Will)

The death of Pope John Paul II led many of different faiths and of no faith to acknowledge their debt to the Roman Catholic Church for holding on to absolutes that the rest of us can measure ourselves against.
- Suzanne Fields
(Keywords: Death, Faith, Church, Debt, Measure, Rest)

When our most important issue is the debt that we're piling on our children and grandchildren, I think it's pretty helpful to have someone in the U.S. Senate who has actually managed billions of dollars and knows how to cut billions of dollars.
- Carly Fiorina
(Keywords: Children, Debt, Pretty, Senate)

I think we ought to ban earmarks. I think we ought to give citizens the opportunity to designate up to 10 percent of their federal income tax toward debt reduction. If we did that, we would reduce our debt by $95 billion a year.
- Carly Fiorina
(Keywords: Opportunity, Debt, Tax, Income)

You've got to either say you're going to cut taxes and find some spending cuts. I think we ought to reform long-term entitlement spending in the country, but you can't out of one side of your mouth say, 'Yes, we're for tax cuts, we're for spending discipline, and we're for bringing down the debt.'
- Harold Ford
(Keywords: Discipline, Country, Debt, Tax, Reform, Tax cuts, Taxes)

Any creator owes a debt to past creation.
- Lukas Foss
(Keywords: Creation, Debt, Past)

The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.
- Nancy Friday
(Keywords: Mother, Father, Gratitude, Children, Debt, Parents)

Like almost everyone who uses e-mail, I receive a ton of spam every day. Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick. It would be funny if it weren't so exciting.
- Bill Gates
(Keywords: Funny, Day, Debt, Help, Quick)

The World Bank is now the biggest culprit in the debt crisis.
- Susan George
(Keywords: Crisis, Debt, Now, World)

Without true medical liability reform, our doctors will continue to leave, and young doctors coming out of medical school $100,000 to $200,000 in debt will not be able to afford such onerous costs.
- Jim Gerlach
(Keywords: Medical, Debt, Doctors, Reform, School, Will)

To date, every American citizen has nearly $27,000 in public debt riding on our backs.
- Paul Gillmor
(Keywords: American, Debt, Public)

God hath made it a debt which one saint owes to another to carry their names to a throne of grace.
- William Gurnall
(Keywords: God, Debt, Grace, Names)

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
- Alexander Hamilton
(Keywords: Debt, Will)

Were I more conversant with literature and its great names, I could go on quoting them ad infinitum and acknowledge my debt for the merit you have been generous enough to find in my work.
- Knut Hamsun
(Keywords: Work, Debt, Literature, Merit, Names)

The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around 20,000 pounds. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child.
- Daniel Hannan
(Keywords: Money, Truth, Negative, Country, Debt, Interest, Now)

While President Bush's tax give-aways for the rich are pushing us further into debt, he compensates by increasing the out-of-pocket costs to our veterans.
- Tom Harkin
(Keywords: Debt, Tax, President, Veterans)

The men and women on the front lines of the war on terror continue to risk their lives to save ours - and for that we owe them a debt that we can never truly repay. Thanks to their efforts we have made tremendous progress. Yet, the job is not done.
- Doc Hastings
(Keywords: Men, War, Women, Progress, Debt, Job, Risk, Terror)



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