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Dave Brat

American,  Economist
Total Quotes : 26
Jerk Documents Frequently

All too frequently, the knee jerk reaction to tragedies by the media and chattering class is to move to restrict our rights... Our founding documents make it clear that our inalienable rights come from God and that the job of the government is to ensure and protect those God-given rights.

- Dave Brat

Mortgages Two-Thirds Fed

Fannie and Freddie made two-thirds of all subprime mortgages. That is not a free market institution. That entity, along with the Fed printing too much money back in '03 and '04, caused the housing collapse. So we need to take free markets seriously. That means we have to put an end to all these tax credits and tax deductions and loopholes.

- Dave Brat

Unique Economics Analyze

I'm a Ph.D. in economics, and so you analyze every situation uniquely because every international situation is unique.

- Dave Brat

Free Street Markets

I'm not anti-Wall Street - I'm anti-distortions to free markets.

- Dave Brat

Vote Borders Eric

A vote for Eric Cantor is a vote for open borders. A vote for Eric Cantor is a vote for amnesty.

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Business Everyone Markets

Everyone's for free markets except when it affects your own business.

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China And India Them

China and India are feeding their people for the first time in human history due to free markets, and the Left knows that, and it gets them nervous.

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Government Bed Big

I'm not against business. I'm against big business in bed with big government.

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Cost Became Trained

My hero Socrates trained Plato on a rock. How much did that cost? So the greatest minds in history became the greatest minds in history without spending a lot of money.

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Game Restore Ruling Class

I am running to fix the economy, restore the constitutional system of checks and balances and to end this game of crony capitalism by the ruling class in Washington.

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Politics Perfect Constant

I have an ethics background. It doesn't mean you're perfect. But I tried to set an entirely different bar for politics in D.C. that's based on ethics and first principles and political philosophy, and not this constant bickering of, 'Are you Right or Left?'

- Dave Brat

Strong Private Rule

If you really want to help the rest of the world, what you've got to do is encourage free markets, private property rights and the strong rule of law and get rid of the dictators in a lot of these countries.

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Conservative Like Been

I've been a conservative my whole life. There is nothing hard-right or far-right about anything. I just believe in ideas and that ideas matter in history, and that's my background, and that's the way I'd like to be portrayed.

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Conservative Other Extent

'Free markets' is not a liberal or conservative issue. The rule of law is not a Right or Left issue. Those are American principles since our founding, and to the extent that other countries follow our lead... they will prosper. That's what I want, because every one of those people is a child of God.

- Dave Brat

Trying Take Hack

I take policy seriously; I'm not just trying to be a political hack.

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Strong Politics Play

I like Ronald Reagan, who didn't play crass politics, and he just articulated and delivered on broad themes that were needed. Free markets meant free markets. Deregulation. Lower tax rates. Strong national defense. And he was credible and believable.

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Abortion Homosexuality

The political Right likes to champion individual rights and individual liberty, but it has also worked to enforce morality in relation to abortion, gambling, and homosexuality.

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Think Individualism Coerce

The Left likes to think of itself as the bulwark of progressive liberal individualism, and yet it seeks to progressively coerce others to fund every social program under the sun via majority rule.

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Want Republican Everybody

We want everybody to get rich. The Republican Party is often called unloving, uncaring, not generous, or whatever - that's a bunch of baloney. We're the party that believes in free markets.

- Dave Brat

Church Trend However

The state can be a force for good. The Rule of law is absolutely essential to a good life. God has instituted government and leaders throughout history and throughout the Biblical narrative. However, the state is growing precisely as the church is fading as a force for good, and this does not seem to be a good trend.

- Dave Brat