QOTD: Get out of the damn way, edition.

When you’re in a hole, stop digging. Stop running deficits of over 1.5 trillion dollars. Act like grownups and get your fiscal house in order. Stop spending 25% of what we produce. Stop wasting my money and giving it to your friends. Stop passing legislation that makes it hard to figure out what the rules of the game are going to be. Get out of the way. Make government smaller and give us a chance to do what comes naturally—seeking ways to make profit, avoid loss and work together. That is the only sustainable path to prosperity.–Russ Roberts

From opening remarks before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs, Stimulus Oversight and Government Spending of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, February 16, 2011

This entry was posted in Economics, Quote. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to QOTD: Get out of the damn way, edition.

  1. Motor-T says:

    Russ Roberts is fantastic. If you’re not listening to his podcast,(EconTalk) you’re wrong.

Comments are closed.