Mankind: The Story of All of Us TV - Too Big to Fail 2011 - Thomas Jefferson - Calvin Coolidge - Harold Wilson - Trevor Paglen - Frédéric Bastiat - Robert Peel - George Bernard Shaw - Voltaire - Adam Curtis - Herbert Hoover - Alan Greenspan - Jacques Peretti TV - Spitting Image TV - Sacha Baron Cohen: Who is America? TV -
Montezuma’s treasuries are filled with gold. Mankind: The Story of All of Us VII: New World, History 2012
Got anybody at Treasury who wasn’t at Goldman? Too Big to Fail 2011 starring William Hurt & James Woods & Cynthia Nixon & Paul Giamatti & Edward Asner & Bill Crudup & Matthew Madine & Michael O'Keefe et al, director Curtis Hanson, Christopher Cox, SEC chairman
The Treasury, lacking confidence in the country, delivered itself bound hand and foot to bold and bankrupt ... bankers pretending to have money, whom it could have crushed at any moment. Thomas Jefferson
Nothing is easier than the expenditure of public money. It doesn’t appear to belong to anyone. The temptation is overwhelming to bestow it on somebody. Calvin Coolidge
Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power. Harold Wilson
The Black Budget is the secret part of the Federal Budget; it’s a part of the Federal Budget that Congress in fact is not able to see. Trevor Paglen, author Blank Spots on the Map
The people will be crushed under the burden of taxes, loan after loan will be floated; after having drained the present, the State will devour the future. Frédéric Bastiat
Of all the vulgar arts of government, that of solving every difficulty which might arise by thrusting the hand into the public purse is the most delusory and contemptible. Robert Peel, House of Commons 1834
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. George Bernard Shaw, Everybody’s Political What’s What?
The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third. Voltaire
In general the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another. Voltaire
‘According to some estimates we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions,’ Rumsfeld admitted. CBS Evening News, The War on Waste – Defense Department Cannot Account For 25% of Funds – $2.3 Trillion
The Treasury under Gordon Brown created a vast mathematical system. They invented ways of giving numerical values to things that previously no-one thought could be measured. Hunger in sub-Saharan Africa was to be reduced to below forty-eight per cent, while world conflict was to be reduced by six per cent. And all the towns and villages in Britain would be measured for a community vibrancy index. And even life in the countryside was broken down to a series of indices, one of which measured how much bird song there should be. Adam Curtis, The Trap, BBC 2007
Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury. Herbert Hoover
There is a limit to how much the United States Treasury can borrow. Alan Greenspan
Welcome to Whitehall: to the heart of government … I’ll be finding out where billions of pounds of taxpayers’ cash is really going. And who’s policing the spending. From vast projects to what’s happening on our streets. Jacques Peretti, Who’s Spending Britain’s Billions? BBC 2016
The largest warship ever built in the UK … It’s now six billion pounds and they’re still not in service … ‘It could end up costing twelve billion for the two carriers.’ ibid.
When Boris Johnson was mayor … he brought three water canons from the German police: they were never used. ibid.
Why when they’re [Council] told to make savings they’re hiring expensive consultants to tell them how to do it. ibid.
The chancellor of the exchequer talks frankly about the big bang: ‘Hello, you know, a lot of people come up to me and say, Nigel, you’re a fat bastard.’ Spitting Image s3e15, Nigel Lawson, ITV 1986
I’d prefer to be anally raped rather than give one more dollar to the Treasury. Sacha Baron Cohen: Who is America? I, Billy, Channel 4 2018