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AUTHOR: Calvin Coolidge (1872–1933)
QUOTATION: The appropriation of public money always is perfectly lovely until some one is asked to pay the bill. If we are to have a billion dollars of navy, half a billion of farm relief, [etc.] … the people will have to furnish more revenue by paying more taxes. It is for them, through their Congress, to decide how far they wish to go.
ATTRIBUTION: CALVIN COOLIDGE, syndicated column, New York Herald Tribune, August 5, 1930, p. 1.
SUBJECTS: Government spending