Mitch Daniels – The failure of national economic…

The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs it has begun…


“The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity.”
-Mitch Daniels

Mitch Daniels – Among the weeds choking out…

Among the weeds choking out growth and good government are the hundreds of boards, commissions…


“Among the weeds choking out growth and good government are the hundreds of boards, commissions, and advisory committees that have sprouted over the years. They devour time, money, and energy far beyond any real contribution they make.”
-Mitch Daniels

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