17 Total Quotes

Bruce Bartlett Quotes

I think perhaps Mr. Hoadley is experiencing remorse for his failure to become involved.
Bruce Bartlett
#Failure

Realistically, it's going to be very, very hard to extend existing tax cuts under current circumstances
Bruce Bartlett
#Circumstances

It looked like a very solid case. You had a woman who tried to commit suicide with her kids. There was really no issue with the circumstances there.
Bruce Bartlett
#Kids

The situation today is so different than in the '70s. The laws are different, and people's understanding about economics is different. I don't see any serious move for such controls.
Bruce Bartlett
#Economy

It's absolutely stunning. It certainly shows that the economy is continuing to show very strong growth.
Bruce Bartlett
#Economy

Overall, I think what the sales number is telling us is that the consumer is starting to take up some of the slack we're seeing in the trade sector and inventories.
Bruce Bartlett
#Sales

I believe any decline would lock in a Fed increase with some certainty.
Bruce Bartlett
#Certainty

I think he concluded that as long as he remained loyal to the conservative side on one issue ? tax cuts ? he could pretty much do anything he wanted in other areas and the conservatives would stand behind him.
Bruce Bartlett
#Conservative

He was the safe choice, somebody with unquestioned qualifications. They needed somebody that everybody, including the financial markets, would react positively to.
Bruce Bartlett
#Choice

The total amount of debt that foreigners have bought this year is $66 billion, which is about the amount of the total federal deficit during the same period of time. So in other words, we benefit by basically eliminating the burden of the debt on domestic capital markets.
Bruce Bartlett
#Debt

The significance of that is that there are a number of people that may view Intel as having reached peak margins and will view that as a negative.
Bruce Bartlett
#People

It's been my experience that these violent felons are not released.
Bruce Bartlett
#Experience

Philosophically, he has more in common with liberals, who see no limits to state power as long as it is used to advance what they think is right. In the same way, Bush has used government to pursue a 'conservative' agenda as he sees fit. But that is something that runs totally contrary to the restraints and limits of power inherent in the very nature of traditional conservatism. It is inconceivable to traditional conservatives that there could ever be such a thing as 'big government conservatism,' a term often used to describe Bush's philosophy.
Bruce Bartlett
#Liberals

The problem we have had on the budget all along is a lack of adult supervision on the part of the White House. You can't blame members of Congress for looking out for their parochial interests. It is the president's responsibility to look out for the national interest.
Bruce Bartlett
#Adults

The break for me was the Medicare drug benefit in 2003. It's just grossly expensive, bad policy. After that, I no longer gave them the benefit of the doubt and started seeing the glass as half-empty.
Bruce Bartlett
#Benefit

And no other think-tank has shown any interest in hiring me - for a variety of reasons. I think they're afraid of the White House. They're afraid of losing access. I think they're afraid of losing contributions. And some simply disagree with some aspects of my argument.
Bruce Bartlett
#Interest

He failed to comply with the conditions and was perpetrating a fraud on the court. How can people think that is the right thing to do?
Bruce Bartlett
#Fraud