Top 44 Subsidies Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Subsidies Quotes from famous people such as Stephen Moore, Robert Reich, Grover Norquist, Austan Goolsbee, Bradley A. Smith, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Ex-Im Bank doles out billions of dollars of loans and i

Ex-Im Bank doles out billions of dollars of loans and insurance subsidies every year and has become the poster child for corporate cronyism in Washington. Think of the bank as food stamps for America’s Fortune 500 companies.
Stephen Moore
Government subsidies to elite private universities take the form of tax deductions for people who make charitable contributions to them.
Robert Reich
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
The U.S. fiscal union has worked, in no small part, by enabling subsidies to the Mississippis without requiring the approval of the Minnesotas. It creates an important form of insurance.
Austan Goolsbee
If candidates spend money on ads and other political speech and their opponents are rewarded with government handouts to attack them, that chills speech and is unconstitutional. Non-participating candidates certainly don’t volunteer to allow their opponents to receive taxpayer subsidies to bash them.
Bradley A. Smith
Our existing media system today is the direct result of government laws and subsidies that created it.
Robert McChesney
These subsidies from four European governments, which include aircraft launch assistance, capital injections, debt forgiveness, have enabled Airbus to develop and range market airliners well below cost.
Norm Dicks
The government should move towards supporting aspirations and not entitlement. Subsidies supporting non-productive growth should be reduced.
Uday Kotak
Corporations do not pay taxes, they collect them, passing the burden to consumers as a cost of production. And corporate taxation is a feast of rent-seeking – a cornucopia of credits, exemptions and other subsidies conferred by the political class on favored, and grateful, corporations.
George Will
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
The correlation between poverty and obesity can be traced to agricultural policies and subsidies.
Michael Pollan
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
We’ve seen filibusters to block judicial nominations, jobs bills, political transparency, ending Big Oil subsidies – you name it, there’s been a filibuster.
Elizabeth Warren
However imperfectly, subsidies for the poor do actually reduce hunger, ease suffering and create opportunity, while subsidies for the rich result in more private jets and yachts. Would we rather subsidize opportunity or yachts? Which kind of subsidies deserve more scrutiny?
Nicholas Kristof
The U.S. and Iraq will work together next year to shift Iraqi resources from unproductive subsidies to productive uses that enable Iraqis to earn livelihoods.
Zalmay Khalilzad
Subsidies and bailouts cannot compensate for uncertain or permanently diminished market access.
Ben Sasse
I don’t mind payin’ for the police and for streets and sanitation, or road work, bridges, trains, food subsidies and welfare. But I don’t wanna pay for bombs to fight proxy wars in the middle of nowhere against enemies in the night.
Lupe Fiasco
Subsidies on petroleum products and fertilizers should be phased out in a defined, time-bound manner. The resources that would get freed up could then be used to fund various social sector programmes in education, healthcare and other priority sectors.
Baba Kalyani
The Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that in 2016, the corporate income tax raised $300 billion in revenue, while what it called ‘targeted subsidies’ cost about $270 billion. In other words, Congress could eliminate the subsidies and cut the corporate rate nearly in half without any significant loss in revenue.
James B. Stewart
If we think that high marginal tax rates are bad because they distort incentives, the same is then true for tax subsidies.
Richard Thaler
Political pandering comes in all shapes and sizes, but every four years the presidential primary bring us in contact with its purest form – praising ethanol subsidies amid the corn fields of Iowa.
John Sununu
Yes, agriculture subsidies are far too generous. They need to be reined in because they cater to special interests while distorting free market competition. Yes, the farm laws are an anachronistic mess.
Juan Williams
That means following a very restrictive fiscal and monetary policy which will squeeze the monopolies and cut their subsidies. On the micro level we will allow other economic agents, both domestic and foreign, to compete with them.
Vaclav Klaus