About Paul Douglas

Paul Douglas
Paul Howard Douglas was an American politician and economist. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois for eighteen years, from 1949 to 1967. During his Senate career, he was a prominent member of the liberal coalition. Wikipedia
March 26, 1892, Salem, Massachusetts
September 24, 1976, Washington, D.C.

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Paul Douglas Quotes

We've got to get away from this 'button, button, who's got the button' business. This is an administrative shell game. Someone else always has the pea.
During public questioning of a government agency official. As quoted in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 1951.
To be a liberal one doesn’t have to be a wastrel.
During debates on spending. As quoted in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 1951.
Having tried to apply the pruning knife to causes which were close to my heart, I was free to seek economies elsewhere with good grace.
About his vote to cut appropriations for some welfare agencies. As quoted in Kiplinger's Personal Finance, January 1951.