Quotation by Chester A. Arthur

The extravagant expenditure of public money is an evil not to be measured by the value of that money to the people who are taxed for it.
Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886), U.S. president. Ed. James D. Richardson, Messages and Papers of the Presidents, vol. 8 (1897); veto message of Rivers and Harbor Bill (1882). Gentleman Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur, ch. 15, Thomas C. Reeves (1975).
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