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William Weld



    I thought it was madness for the Republicans during the first Bush administration to be opposed to the Family Leave Act.

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    There is no such thing as government money, only taxpayer money.

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    My slogan when I ran was that there is no such thing as government money, there is only taxpayer's money, and that cut pretty deep.

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    When I was the governor of Massachusetts, we used taxpayers' money to stimulate growth in biotech and telecommunications, two high-end industries that were tailor-made for the state because of all the universities.

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    We need a complete ban on soft money, which is sort of an enveloping problem, and a ceiling on the amount of money that can be spent on a given race.

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    So government acts as a safeguard of our property.

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    It's healthy for government to be a kind of moral catalyst, using the bully pulpit of high office.

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    Before my tenure, people didn't seem to think that citizens had a right to limit the size of their government.

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    The courts are truly the least dangerous of the three branches of our government.

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    Government is never so noble as when it is addressing wrongs.

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    Managing from a distance, from Washington, is not a great role of government for a country this big and this disparate.

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    There's an alliance in the environmental area, and an appropriate one, between the government and the little guy.

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    In health care, education, and to some extent transportation-but less so, I think-government monopolies have proved to be a disaster.

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