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  • Perhaps the funniest of the US presidents. The ones I tend to agree with politically are all so serious.

    October 21, 2010

  • Thank you ruzuzu for attribution, context, source and link.

    October 21, 2010

  • For his fondness for squirrels, see Camp David.

    October 21, 2010

  • According to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum's archives (online here) the quotation is from a speech Ronald Reagan gave in 1986:

    "Well, anyway, it's wonderful to be having this White House Conference on Small Business again after almost 6 years. Things certainly have changed in the meantime. Back then, government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. Laughter Well, with your help, I think we've turned all that around."

    October 21, 2010

  • According to jwjarvis the quote is by Ronald Reagan.

    October 21, 2010

  • What's that got to do with Reagan? Reagonomics was mostly about trimness and minimal government intervention: less spending, low corporate tax, deregulation. Subsidies of course went to the usual favourites.

    October 21, 2010

  • "Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

    October 21, 2010