This is just fascinating:
“Americans understand that we have to go back to living within our means as a country,” he said in an interview broadcast today on CNBC. “When we have an economy that’s growing again and we get unemployment down, we’re going to have to bring those deficits down.”
“That’s why deficits matter. That’s why deficits in the end can be very damaging to growth,” he said. “That’s why you cannot live with future deficits as large as ours are likely to be.”
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
“The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest we become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.”
Roman philosopher, poet, lawyer and politician Marcus Tullius Cicero.
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