Dick Armey quotes

  • You cannot get ahead while you are getting even.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Revenge

  • Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Trust #Children #Government

  • The people themselves, not their government, should be trusted with spending their own money and making their own decisions.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Government #People #Decision

  • I don't believe America will justifiably make an unprovoked attack on another nation. It would not be consistent with what we have been as a nation or what we should be as a nation.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Believe #Usa #America

  • I deserved better than to be bullshitted by the vice president,
    -- Dick Armey

    #President #Vices #Vice President

  • Programs that pay farmers not to farm often devastate rural areas. The reductions hurt everyone from fertilizer companies to tractor salesmen.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Hurt #Rural Areas #Pay

  • Spike Lee is obviously more stupid than anyone can be by accident.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Stupid #Accidents

  • Hillary Clinton bothers me a lot. I realized the other day that her thoughts sound a lot like Karl Marx. She hangs around a lot of Marxists. All her friends are Marxists.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Sound #Clinton #Marxist

  • We're going to have a tax cut. Today's American family is overtaxed at all levels.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Cutting #Levels #Today

  • The Democratic Party has pretty much abandoned all the things that they cherish.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Party #Cherish #Abandoned

  • America's Christian conservative movement is confronted with this divide: small-government advocates who want to practice their faith independent of heavy-handed government versus big-government sympathizers who want to impose their version of 'righteousness' on others through the hammer of law.... Our movement must avoid the temptations of power and those who would twist the good intentions of Christian voters to support policies that undermine freedom and grow government.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Christian #Independent #Government

  • Government is saying to the average citizen every January 1: 'For the next five months you'll be working for us, for goals we shall determine. Is that clear? After May 5 you may look after your own needs and ambitions, but report back to us next January. Now move along.' ... If nearly half of what you make is spent by someone else, that means that half your work time is spent working for someone else. Call me a radical, but I think that comes dangerously close to being a form of indentured servitude.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Moving #Mean #Ambition

  • [T]he tax code has been piling up, year after year, a symbol of everything gone wrong in America, of arrogant rulers and lost freedom, just waiting for us to pick the whole thing up and heave it away. It has to happen. Free people can put up with such laws only for so long.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Government #Years #Law

  • In my view, immigrants today aren't any different from immigrants who have come to America throughout our nation's history. They bring new ideas, an entrepreneurial spirit and close family ties. They place a high value on education. And they are eager to achieve the American Dream. ... It's to our benefit to keep our doors open, and to keep enriching our economy and culture. I'd like to see America continue to do so.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Dream #America #Ties

  • Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Fool #Sooner Or Later

  • The arrangement was simply FreedomWorks paid Glenn Beck money and Glenn Beck said nice things about FreedomWorks on the air. I saw that a million dollars went to Beck this past year, that was the annual expenditure. I put it down now as basically as paid advertising for FreedomWorks by Beck.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Nice #Past #Air

  • Jamestown colony, when it was first founded as a socialist venture, dang near failed with everybody dead and dying in the snow,
    -- Dick Armey

    #Snow #Dying #Jamestown

  • After months of lies, the president has given millions of people around the world reason to doubt that he has sent Americans into battle for the right reasons, ... The fact that Americans are expressing these doubts shows that the president is losing his ability to lead. If the president refuses to resign for the sake of the nation, I believe he should be impeached and face Senate trial.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Lying #Believe #People

  • I would be looking up from a pool of blood and hearing my wife ask 'How do I reload this thing'.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Blood #America #Wife

  • The average family pays more in taxes than it spends on food, clothing, and shelter combined.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Average #Shelter #Libertarian

  • Make no mistake about it. These are not 'kookie' birds. Right now the greatest player, the big tent on the political scene in America, is called the Tea Party movement.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Mistake #Party #Player

  • The American Dream is not to own your own home, but to get your kids out of it.
    -- Dick Armey

    #Funny #Dream #Home

  • If I were in the President's place, I would not get a chance to resign. I would be lying in a pool of my own blood hearing Mrs. Armey, standing over me, saying, 'How do I reload this damn thing?'
    -- Dick Armey

    #Lying #Blood #President

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