Top 10 Quotes by Christina Romer

Christina Romer

Where we're coming down is we currently have $787 billion of stimulus that's been passed. We're certainly focusing on spending that money as quickly and as efficiently and as transparently as we can. We think that's absolutely the right strategy.

Christina Romer
Fewer people working means permanently lower tax revenues. Christina Rome
Christina Romer

I think something that forces financial institutions to write down underwater mortgages, I think, would be a sensible thing to do.

Christina Romer
You care about the deficit because it allows you to do things you need to do to help people who are suffering.
Christina Romer

Fewer people working means permanently lower tax revenues. Christina R

Christina Romer
Climate change and dependence on foreign oil are problems that won't go away on their own. Tabling plans to deal with them doesn't make it easier for companies to plan and invest; it makes it harder.
Christina Romer

As an economic historian, I appreciate what manufacturing has contributed to the United States. It was the engine of growth that allowed us to win two world wars and provided millions of families with a ticket to the middle class. But public policy needs to go beyond sentiment and history.

Christina Romer
Many of my students assume that government protection is the only thing ensuring decent wages for most American workers. But basic economics shows that competition between employers for workers can be very effective at preventing businesses from misbehaving.
Christina Romer

The central question is whether Medicare and Medicaid should remain entitlement programs guaranteeing a certain amount of care, as Democrats believe, or become defined contribution programs in which federal spending is capped, as Republicans suggest.

Christina Romer
What I desire to point out is that I wish the law was not so, but that being the law, I must follow it.