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The American wage earner and the American housewife are a lot better economists than most economists care to admit. They know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.Ford, Gerald R.
Source: President GERALD R. FORD, remarks to a joint session of Congress, August 12, 1974.The Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Gerald R. Ford, 1974, p. 6.Representative Ford was quoted as having expressed the same idea nearly fifteen years earlier: If the government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have.John F. Parker, If Elected, I Promise, Stories and Gems of Wisdom by and About Politicians, p. 193 . No source is given. · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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