Coolidge

Dans les années 20, le président Calvin Coolidge a réduit les dépenses de l’État de 35%, il a coupé les impôts de 60% et il a été capable de rembourser une partie de la dette des États-Unis. Voici un extrait de son discours inaugural qui devrait inspirer nos politiciens:

« I favor the policy of economy, not because I wish to save money, but because I wish to save people. The men and women of this country who toil are the ones who bear the cost of the Government. Every dollar that we carelessly waste means that their life will be so much the more meager. Every dollar that we prudently save means that their life will be so much the more abundant. Economy is idealism in its most practical form. »