67 Quotes filtered by economics
The cuts are not divisive. Too much state spending is divisive. It divides the honest saver from the profligate spender. It favours those who live for the day rather than those who provide for the morrow.
Margaret Thatcher 22/05/1990
Category: Public Spending
It is your tax which pays for public spending. The government have no money of their own. There is only taxpayers' money.
Margaret Thatcher 12/10/1979
Our aim is to make tax collecting a declining industry.
Margaret Thatcher 14/10/1977
Never in the history of human credit has so much been owed.
Margaret Thatcher 1975
Category: Debt & Borrowing
The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
Of all the vulgar arts of government, that of solving every difficulty that might arise by thrusting the hand into the public purse is the most illusory and contemptible.