Subsidies quotes

  • I promised to have no partisan affiliation and no subsidy except advertising.
    -- Benjamin Day

    #Subsidies #Advertising #Affiliation

  • Far too many businesses have been all too eager to lobby for maintaining and increasing subsidies and mandates paid by taxpayers and consumers.
    -- Charles Koch

    #Subsidies #Maintaining #Taxpayers

  • I can understand where the oil company wants to deduct the cost of drilling a well. That's one of the tax breaks for oil companies - the subsidies - they get to deduct the cost of the well the year you drill.
    -- Dan Benishek

    #Years #Oil #Subsidies

  • I don't owe my success to state subsidies but to a faithful public which has sustained me.
    -- Eric Rohmer

    #Faithful #Subsidies #States

  • Just 8% of the $409bn spent on fossil-fuel subsidies in 2010 went to the poorest 20% of the population.
    -- Fatih Birol

    #Population #Fuel #Subsidies

  • Every time you cut programs, you take away a person who has a vested interest in high taxes and you put him on the tax rolls and make him a taxpayer. A farmer on subsidies is part welfare bum, whereas a free-market farmer is a small businessman with a gun.
    -- Grover Norquist

    #Cutting #Gun #Subsidies

  • There was nothing natural about laissez-faire; free markets could never have come into being merely by allowing things to take their course. Just as cotton manufactures were created by the help of protective tariffs, export bounties, and indirect wage subsidies, laissez-faire was enforced by the state.
    -- Karl Polanyi

    #Subsidies #Cotton #Tariffs

  • A genuine free enterprise system, without state-enforced artificial scarcities, artificial property rights or subsidies, would be like dynamite at the foundations of corporate power.
    -- Kevin Carson

    #Rights #Scarcity #Subsidies

  • Subsidies create more of whatever is being subsidized.
    -- Llewellyn Rockwell

    #Liberty #Subsidies

  • And let us not forget the Social Security system. Recent studies show that undocumented workers sustain the Social Security system with a subsidy as much as $7 billion a year. Let me repeat that: $7 billion a year.
    -- Luis Gutierrez

    #Years #Subsidies #Study

  • Thanks to farm subsidies, the fine collaboration between agribusiness and Congress, soy, corn and cattle became king. And chicken soon joined them on the throne. It was during this period that the cycle of dietary and planetary destruction began, the thing we're only realizing just now.
    -- Mark Bittman

    #Kings #Thrones #Subsidies

  • Not too far away from now - in the next 6-7 years - 75 million Americans will be retail buyers of healthcare. And they'll come to the marketplace with their own money and either a subsidy from their employer or a subsidy from their government. And it doesn't much matter - they'll be spending their money.
    -- Mark T Bertolini

    #Years #Government #Subsidies

  • One answer is that the towns elected officials thought that the project served a public purpose and that the various subsidies and favors were worth the price. But they may or may not have thought this.
    -- Michael Kinsley

    #Purpose #Answers #Subsidies

  • Our farmers and ranchers have never faced as many problems as they do today with drought, range fires, high gas prices and an ever tightening budget on agriculture subsidies.
    -- Michael McCaul

    #Agriculture #Fire #Subsidies

  • Cheap food is an illusion. There is no such thing as cheap food. The real cost of the food is paid somewhere. And if it isn't paid at the cash register, it's charged to the environment or to the public purse in the form of subsidies. And it's charged to your health.
    -- Michael Pollan

    #Real #Cost #Subsidies

  • Governmental subsidy systems promote inefficiency in production and efficiency in coercion and subservience, while penalizing efficiency in production and inefficiency in predation.
    -- Murray Rothbard

    #Government #Subsidies #Coercion

  • We can applaud the state lottery as a public subsidy of intelligence, for it yields public income that is calculated to lighten the tax burden of us prudent abstainers at the expense of the benighted masses of wishful thinkers.
    -- Willard Van Orman Quine

    #Yield #Subsidies #Prudent

  • The collapse of the Soviet bloc ended the massive subsidies that had kept the Cuban economy afloat. The once-vaunted education and health care systems fell into disrepair. Fidel Castro's stubbornness, meanwhile, made political and economic change difficult in Cuba.
    -- Tom Gjelten

    #Political #Subsidies #Care

  • Concerning First Amendment fetishism - A federal subsidy for a photo of a crucifix suspended in a jar of urine is fine, but religious figures on stamps are offensive.
    -- Don Feder

    #Christian #Religious #Subsidies

  • In a time of serious budget deficits, immense war costs and a sluggish economy, we cannot afford to grant such outlandish subsidies to some of our Nations largest corporations.
    -- Ron Kind

    #War #Cost #Subsidies

  • Lobbyists know that a 0 percent tax rate on capital income is not, in fact, the lowest possible rate. There can be negative tax rates. There can be subsidies. There can be allowances for depreciation. Lobbyists are adaptive creatures.
    -- Joel Achenbach

    #Subsidies #Facts #Lobbyists

  • Any time you read that your government is erecting tariff barriers, supporting threatened industries with subsidies, or interfering in any way with free trade between individuals or nations, you must realize that your standard of living is being lowered as a result.
    -- John Pugsley

    #Government #Subsidies #Tariffs