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What I say is, national defense is the most important thing we do in Washington, but there's still waste in the military budget. Rand Paul

I am very grateful that the Russian budget has a yearly budget for film. And usually this budget goes to "auteur" cinema, which actually needs this support and which indeed contributes to creating "national culture". Ivan Tverdovsky

You can't have euro bonds without more interconnection among the national budget policies. Jean-Claude Juncker

While our budget shortfall is temporary, ruining pristine national lands is permanent. Ric Keller

People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance Taylor Caldwell

So-called defense now absorbs sixty per cent of the national budget, and about twelve per cent of the Gross National Product. George Wald

The 9/11 Commission strongly recommends that the National Intelligence Director be fully in control of the budget, from developing it to implementing it, to ensuring that the National Intelligence Director has the clout to make decisions. Leonard Boswell

According to the National Priorities Project, military expenditures are 54% of the budget. The next biggest line item is 7%. And there are a whole bunch of 7 percents. So in short, we have a military budget surrounded by a lot of footnotes. This is not serving us well. Jill Stein

The National Intelligence Director needs the authority to do the job we are asking him to do. That means power over the intelligence budget. And to be effective, to be allowed to do his or her job, they must have authority over the budget. Leonard Boswell

Economist Frederick Thayer has studied the history of our balanced-budget crusades and has come up with some depressing statistics. We have had six major depressions in our history (1819, 1837, 1857, 1873, 1893 and 1929); all six of them followed sustained periods of reducing the national debt. We have had almost chronic deficits since the 1930s, and there has been no depression since then - the longest crash-free period in our history. Molly Ivins

If our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won't have much strength and, eventually, we won't have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a 'robust strategy.' Mitch Daniels

Consider in Washington, around the country today we are talking about balanced budgets, paying down our national debt, getting the economy going, defending ourselves, activist judges. Newt Gingrich did all those things when he was speaker. We got tax relief. We got balanced budgets. We got, you know, job creation. We paid down our national debt. J C Watts

It [1991 Federal budget] contains almost 190,000 accounts. At a rate of one per minute, eight hours a day, it would take over a year to reflect upon these! Richard Darman

When people see the budget, they're going to say, 'Oh, my God, I wanted a tax cut, but I didn't know what you were going to do to health care and to Medicare and national defense. John Breaux

The national budget is not a safe-deposit box. It is a spray can. Honore De Balzac

... everything written is at least in part fantasy. Except maybe the national budget. That's horror. Mercedes Lackey

I will bring our energy companies back. They'll be able to compete. They'll make money. They'll pay off our national debt. They'll pay off our tremendous budget deficits, which are tremendous. Donald Trump

And when it comes down to cases, everything written is at least in part a fantasy. Except maybe for the national budget. That's horror. Mercedes Lackey

Mr. Obama denounced the $2.3 trillion added to the national debt on Mr. Bush's watch as "deficits as far as the eye can see." But Mr. Obama's budget adds $9.3 trillion to the debt over the next 10 years. What happened to Obama the deficit hawk? Karl Rove

Britain has taken itself out as a major player in the international system, at least for a while, with the kind of cuts that they've made in their national security budget. Robert Kagan

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