Thoughts on budget

Published: Feb 21, 2015
Thoughts on budget
Image: Chaitanaya Dinesh Surpur

The next time someone tells you we can trim the budget by cutting aid, I hope you will ask whether it will come at the cost of more people dying.
Bill Gates

Never base your budget requests on realistic assumptions, as this could lead to a decrease in your funding.
Scott Adams

After the government takes enough to balance the budget, the taxpayer has the job of budgeting the balance.
Unknown

It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.
George W Bush

Every year the state will be the dog that chases its own tail... engaging in a futile attempt to close a perpetual budget gap.
Richard J Codey

Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.
Joe Biden

We must consult our means rather than our wishes.
George Washington

It’s time we reduced the federal budget and left the family budget alone.
Ronald Reagan

There is no art which one government sooner learns than of draining money from the pockets of the people.
Adam Smith

Budget: A mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.
AA Latimer

Balancing the budget is like going to heaven. Everybody wants to do it, but nobody wants to do what you have to do to get there!
Phil Gramm

Recession is when you have to tighten the belt. Depression is when there is no belt to tighten. We are probably in the next degree of collapse when there are no trousers as such.
Boris Pankin

(This story appears in the 06 March, 2015 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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