Mitch Daniels – When they call the slightest…

When they call the slightest spending reductions ‘painful’, we will say ‘If government spending prevents…


“When they call the slightest spending reductions ‘painful’, we will say ‘If government spending prevents pain, why are we suffering so much of it?’ And ‘If you want to experience real pain, just stay on the track we are on.'”
-Mitch Daniels

Mitch Daniels – But if our nation goes…

But if our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won’t have much strength and…


“But if our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won’t have much strength and, eventually, we won’t have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a ‘robust strategy.'”
-Mitch Daniels

Mitch Daniels – We designed both our state…

We designed both our state employee health plans and the one we created for low…


“We designed both our state employee health plans and the one we created for low-income Hoosiers as Health Savings Accounts, and now in the tens of thousands these citizens are proving that they are fully capable of making smart, consumerist choices about their own health care.”
-Mitch Daniels

Mitch Daniels – All great enterprises have a…

All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be…


“All great enterprises have a pearl of faith at their core, and this must be ours: that Americans are still a people born to liberty. That they retain the capacity for self-government. That, addressed as free-born, autonomous men and women of God-given dignity, they will rise yet again to drive back a mortal enemy.”
-Mitch Daniels

Mitch Daniels – If our nation goes over…

If our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won’t have much strength and, eventually…


“If our nation goes over a financial Niagara, we won’t have much strength and, eventually, we won’t have peace. We are currently borrowing the entire defense budget from foreign investors. Within a few years, we will be spending more on interest payments than on national security. That is not, as our military friends say, a ‘robust strategy.'”
-Mitch Daniels

Mitch Daniels – The federal government now spends…

The federal government now spends one of every four dollars in the entire economy. It…


“The federal government now spends one of every four dollars in the entire economy. It borrows one of every three dollars it spends. No nation, no entity, large or small, public or private, can thrive, or survive intact, with debts as huge as ours.”
-Mitch Daniels