A Coolidge quote

“I am for economy. After that I am for more economy.”

(Calvin Coolidge, 1924)

Quoted in Frederick C. Mosher, A Tale of Two Agencies, Louisiana State University Press, 1984.

Coolidge was hardly alone in his dedication to economy, as well as efficiency and integrity in government. Hard as it may be to believe today, when nearly everyone seems to have a stake in keeping government spending up, a majority of Americans in the 1920s supported efforts to bring down spending.

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