Printing money is the last resort of desperate governments when all other policies have failed.
Well look, no one takes pleasure from people making money out of the misery of others, but that is a function of capitalist markets.
Tax cuts should be for life, not just for Christmas.
I did meet Mickey Mouse in California, and he seems to be writing the Labour party's economic policy at the moment.
The Conservative Party mustn't sound like the old man on the park bench who says things were better in 1985, or 1955, or 1855.
I think the British people have a strong sense of what is fair.
The British people think that if someone is disabled, then they should get all the care and support that we can offer.
We will also target tax evasion and off-shore tax havens... Everyone must pay their share.
If we don't get a grip on government spending, there will be no growth.
Just as we should never balance the budget on the backs of the poor, so it is an economic delusion to think you can balance it only on the wallets of the rich.
I was shocked to see that some of the very wealthiest people in the country have organised their tax affairs, and to be fair it's within the tax laws, so that they were regularly paying virtually no income tax. And I don't think that's right.
A generous basic state pension is the least a civilized society should offer those who have worked hard and saved through their whole lives.
If you're looking for ways to cut waste in government, you can start with John Prescott.
The positive news is that the British economy is continuing to grow and is creating jobs. And it is positive news too that at a time of real international instability we are a safe haven in the storm.
Britain has no divine right to be one of the richest countries in the world.
Everyone in our society has had to make a contribution towards dealing with the debts.
Britain needs a simpler tax system which is simple to understand, where there are no loop-holes, where the very rich do not avoid tax by employing expensive accountants
I want to see genuine talent rewarded.
You cannot tackle Britain's debts without tackling the unreformed welfare system.
Autism is a very serious condition.
The rise in world oil prices has been larger than anyone forecast.
The foundations of a strong economy don't rest alone on the decisions of Chancellors or the spending programmes of government.
I understand the damage the expenses crisis has done to Parliament, and the paramount importance of restoring trust in our politics.
Every day as Chancellor I see alerts telling me of risks around the world.
I believe that I'm entitled to regard my pre-political life as off-limits in terms of what can be looked at and judged.
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