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.
Never base your budget requests on realistic assumptions, as this could lead to a decrease in your funding.
After the government takes enough to balance the budget, the taxpayer has the job of budgeting the balance.
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.
We must consult our means rather than our wishes.
It’s time we reduced the federal budget and left the family budget alone.
There is no art which one government sooner learns than of draining money from the pockets of the people.
Budget: A mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.
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!
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.
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(This story appears in the 06 March, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)