Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Calvin Coolidge (18721933)
The appropriation of public money always is perfectly lovely until some one is asked to pay the bill. If we are to have a billion dollars of navy, half a billion of farm relief, [etc.] the people will have to furnish more revenue by paying more taxes. It is for them, through their Congress, to decide how far they wish to go.
CALVIN COOLIDGE, syndicated column, New York Herald Tribune, August 5, 1930, p. 1.