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Quotes regarding National Debt.
By Alexander Hamilton
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
By Thomas Jefferson
The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
By Herbert Hoover
Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.
Speech in 1936. At that time, the federal debt was around $35 billion. It is now around $14 trillion.
By George W. Bush
My plan reduces the national debt, and fast. So fast, in fact, that economists worry that we're going to run out of debt to retire.
Radio address, February 24, 2001
By John Adams
The consequences arising from the continual accumulation of public debts in other countries ought to admonish us to be careful to prevent their growth in our own.
First address to Congress, 1797