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Famous Quotes By Steve Forbes

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What you do as president has consequences. — Steve Forbes

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The politicians say 'we' can't afford a tax cut. Maybe we can't afford the politicians. — Steve Forbes

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The phenomenon of home schooling is a wonderful example of the American can-do attitude. Growing numbers of parents have become disenchanted with government-run public schools. Many parents have simply taken matters into their own hands, literally. — Steve Forbes

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Our failure to properly deal with Germany and Japan early cost the world dearly later on. We dare not make the same mistake with China. — Steve Forbes

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We must guard against the overreaching hand of big government trying to take away our freedom. And we must always protect the environment in a manner consistent with our values. — Steve Forbes

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No more turning a blind eye to Chinese spies in our nuclear labs. No more keeping silent about Chinese slave labor camps. — Steve Forbes

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If a man breaks a pledge, the public ought to know it. — Steve Forbes

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The rise of China as a new power is another great challenge for the US. Our failure to properly handle Germany and Japan earlier in the 20th century cost us and the world dearly. We must not make this same mistake with China. — Steve Forbes

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Contrary to the cliche', genuinely nice guys most often finish first or very near it. — Steve Forbes

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The tax code is a monstrosity and there's only one thing to do with it. Scrap it, kill it, drive a stake through its heart, bury it and hope it never rises again to terrorize the American people. — Steve Forbes

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Obviously, things can get derailed, particularly if, which looks more and more likely, you get a blow-up between Israel and Iran. I think that's a very real probability now. But barring some real blow-up, the U.S. economy will grow, after a slow first quarter, about 3, 3.5 percent this year, far better than it was in 2011. — Steve Forbes

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The real cure for what ails our health care system today is less government and more freedom. — Steve Forbes

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The words, 'penalty,' 'restrict' and 'violate' appeared more times in President Clinton's health care reform bill than in his crime bill. — Steve Forbes

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As more money flowed through Washington and as Washington's power to regulate our lives grew, opportunities and temptations for graft, influence peddling and cutting corners grew exponentially. Power breeds corruption. — Steve Forbes

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Over time, there's a very close correlation between what happens to the dollar and what happens to the price of oil. When the dollar gets week, the price of oil, which, as you know, and other commodities are denominated in dollars, they go up. We saw it in the '70s, when the dollar was savagely weakened. — Steve Forbes

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And it would be fair. Everyone will pay the same tax and it will eliminate tax cheaters and corporate shenanigans. — Steve Forbes

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People are not going to reelect Barack Obama. But will the new president govern as a real conservative? We're going to have to apply the heat to make sure. — Steve Forbes

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The flat tax would be so simple, you could fill it out on a post card. A post card that would say, in effect, having a wonderful time; glad most of my money is here. — Steve Forbes

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You make more money selling advice than following it. It's one of the things we count on in the magazine business
along with the short memory of our readers. — Steve Forbes

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Today, the US spends less on defense as a percentage of our economy than we did at any time since he Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. For the world's only superpower, that is an invitation to very serious trouble. — Steve Forbes

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Mr. Greenspan did a very good job in the early 1990's. But recently he's fallen prey to this crazy theory that prosperity causes inflation. So they're trying to slow the economy down by raising interest rates. It's like a doctor saying you're in great health, so we have to make you sick a little bit. It's a bizarre theory. It's going to hurt our economy. — Steve Forbes

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Your brand is the single most important investment you can make in your business — Steve Forbes

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There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people's money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result. — Steve Forbes

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Start by scrapping the tax code. Don't fiddle with it. Junk it. Throw it out. Bury it. Replace it with a pro-growth, pro-family tax cut that lowers tax rates to 17% across the board and expands exemptions for individuals and children so that a family of four would pay no taxes on the first $36,000 of income. — Steve Forbes

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It can't help but knock things down. — Steve Forbes

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As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful, the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern their own lives and participate fully in the American dream. — Steve Forbes

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The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao. — Steve Forbes

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The most laughable White House criticism is that tax cuts are a 'free lunch.' The American people's work created that money. Only in Washington could there be a belief that letting people keep more of what they create is a giveaway. — Steve Forbes

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You don't change minds in Washington with sweet reason. You do it to the white light of public opinion. — Steve Forbes

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There's plenty of juice to keep this economy going. — Steve Forbes

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I think the idea of trying to demonize Governor Romney's going to backfire. Their attempts so far have failed pretty outstandingly and I think at the end of the day, people are going to say, 'what was Obama's record?' Governor Romney's got pro-growth Reaganesque proposals on the table. — Steve Forbes

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One thing on psychology, which we've always known, is that every investor says they're long-term - and they are until the market takes a hit. — Steve Forbes

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A promise made should be a promise kept. — Steve Forbes

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Duarte is a moderate when it comes to civilian control of the military and curbing death squads. On economics, the man is almost a Marxist. — Steve Forbes