Although my seat is a contest between Labour and the Lib Dems it could well make the difference between a Labour and a Tory government at the next election. In terms of international development this choice is a very clear one.
People create jobs not the government.
We in the Labour party know better than most that opposition is the easy part. What's more difficult is governing and setting out an agenda for government.
I think most people believe success in government is how many fewer people are in government not because you kick them off of benefits like unemployment but they've been able to control their own destiny because private sector employers have created more jobs.
It's become unfashionable to celebrate political achievement and Labour achievement even less so. And it's positively uncouth to be proud of something that this Labour government is doing. So slam me for saying so but I'm really proud of the NHS.
More people on unemployment benefits is not success in America fewer people on not because we kicked them off but because they have been able to get a job in the private sector because government got out of the way.
As the economy faces such difficulties more tough questions need to be asked about what the Tories would do if elected. Their ideology of free markets and small government needs challenging. That has to be part of our job.
We are the ones looking out for the middle class. Who do think pays for the endless expansion of government? Its middle class taxpayers. Our reforms protect middle class taxpayers.
As the prospect of a Tory government gets nearer many traditional Labour voters - some who switched away in recent times and many who stayed at home - seem more determined to prevent that happening.
I believe that smaller government is better government. But I also believe that in the areas where government does play a legitimate role we should demand that it is done better.
The choice between a Labour government and a Tory one is sharpening minds.
I promised to empower the taxpayer - instead of a handful of big government union bosses.
In Scotland the indication is that for the Westminster elections at least Labour voters are satisfied with their government.
One of those promises was to limit the size of government and to have the government serve the people - and not the other way around.
What the Lib Dems have failed to do is offer any meaningful agenda for government or for power.
I was very happy being a secretary. I loved working for the government. I was very happy with my life.
The Left regards the Constitution as defective and outmoded - in part because it impedes the government's ability to control institutions like churches and families which stand between the state and individuals.
You can't win with some people. If you're not in government you're criticised for being not serious. If you are in government you're criticised for wanting power. That's the Labour party's line of attack and it's a bit ridiculous.
Love is by far bigger than the government can ever be.
Republicans rarely criticize Obama for lack of empathy - in part because liberals have traditionally been seen as standing up for the weak and the vulnerable. Conservatives can be just as empathetic. But they believe that in most cases it's not government's role to be the primary dispenser of empathy.
I clearly believe a lot more than some of my coalition colleagues - Tories - in redistribution and using the tax system for that purpose. I also believe in the government having an active role in the economy which is having an industrial strategy. I'm not a believer in laissez-faire.
There are a lot of good causes out there but they can't possibly all be served by government.
Big-government proponents embrace both the power of the federal government and the idea that millions of Americans ought to be dependent on its largesse. It's time to return to our Founders' love for small government. More is not always better.
I decided to run for governor because I got mad... I want to make government more directly accountable to the people.
So it was sort of an odd time because I had been hired but my paperwork hadn't gone through. So I worked as an intern during the government shutdown as an intern but I already had a job.
I'm against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it's not just government bureaucrats. I don't like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either.
We need the private sector to create jobs. If the government could create jobs Communism would have worked but it didn't.
I believe the government of the United States should re-examine its policies in the Middle East and adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinian cause.
Acquire a government over your ideas that they may come down when they are called and depart when they are bidden.
I don't want the chair of the government because it will be controlled by the U.S. and I don't want to be controlled by the U.S.
I'm interested in the human impact of the giant foot of misplaced government. After all we encounter it every day.
The U.S. will ignore the opinion of the Iraqi people and it will compose the new government according to its own desires.
We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.
Open the way before the new government to prove that it is for serving the people.
If it does not serve the Iraqi people there are only political means that must be followed to reform the government - a new government that we must give a chance to prove that it is there to serve the people.
If the government fails to listen to your demands then you will decide what is best for you.
It is unclear exactly how many law enforcement agencies are currently using this capability but it is reasonable to say that while resource limitations used to discourage the government from tracking you without a good reason these constraints have largely disappeared.
Many health care providers particularly physicians in rural and urban areas are leaving the Government programs because of inadequate reimbursement rates.
Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do.
Using these unnamed sources if done properly carefully and fairly provides more accountability in government.
We say to the British government: you have kept those sculptures for almost two centuries. You have cared for them as well as you could for which we thank you. But now in the name of fairness and morality please give them back.
The number of illegal activities were so large that one was bound to come out and lead to the uncovering of the others. Nixon was too willing to use the power of government to settle scores and get even with enemies.
All the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
Watergate provides a model case study of the interaction and powers of each of the branches of government. It also is a morality play with a sad and dramatic ending.
We are all in this together. We want to have I suppose a single point of entry so that anyone coming near a disability service can get a very complete picture. Government needs to understand that picture and we need to be able to offer somebody a one-stop shop.
The federal government now spends one of every four dollars in the entire economy. It borrows one of every three dollars it spends. No nation no entity large or small public or private can thrive or survive intact with debts as huge as ours.
Among the weeds choking out growth and good government are the hundreds of boards commissions and advisory committees that have sprouted over the years. They devour time money and energy far beyond any real contribution they make.
We all learn in school that the judicial legislative and executive branches of government must check and balance each other. But other non state institutions must participate in this important system of checks and balances as well. These checking institutions include the academy the media religious institutions and NGOs.
In the Pentagon Papers case the government asserted in the Supreme Court that the publication of the material was a threat to national security. It turned out it was not a threat to U.S. security. But even if it had been that doesn't mean that it couldn't be published.
You can't fall back on the private sector and say 'You take care of the nation's banking system.' That's a fundamental function of the government the Federal Reserve the Treasury and the FDIC etc. All of those agencies have a major role to play there.
Engineering undergraduates should not be charged fees. They should receive grants not student loans and the government will get the money back long-term from increased exports.
When decisions on nuclear power stations and runways are delayed and the government dilly-dallies people think they aren't important.
Are we still a country that takes risks that innovates that believes anything is possible? Or are we a country that is resigned to whatever liberty the government decides to dish out?
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
Americans accept that gangsters are running the government.
The labour movement had the best opportunity in 50 years to transform not merely an industrial situation and win an important battle for workers in struggle but an opportunity to change the government of the day.
I think though if I had to look at the role of government and what it does in people's lives I see the EEOC as having much more legitimacy than the others if properly run.
The Government and the Parliament even the House of Lords will consent to a large increase of electors and men who have not considered the subject fully will imagine they have gained much by the concession.
There are good people and bad people in all organizations fundamentally however when you look at the basis of the Tea Party it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with an economic recovery. It has to do with limiting the role of our government in our lives. It has to do with free markets.
Pakistan needs to have decentralisation and a good local government system.
We have to attack those things which stand in the way of America progress. And what stands in the way of American progress right now is the federal government.
I feel an independent accountability commission should audit all government services.
The dangers of a concentration of all power in the general government of a confederacy so vast as ours are too obvious to be disregarded.
Above all we should not forget that government is an evil a usurpation upon the private judgement and individual conscience of mankind.
I don't consider Americans bullies but I do consider the American government bullying.
We don't walk. We overeat because we've made it easy to overeat. We have fast-food joints on every corner. By the way the 'we' is all of us. It's not the government. It's all of us doing this together.
As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in the compact between the Arts and Government.
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want - and their kids pay for it.
If you want the government off your back get your hands out of its pockets.
The government of Israel doesn't like the kinds of things I say which puts them into the same category as every other government in the world.
Pretty much at all times music motivates me. How can I say this without sounding in any way proud of myself? Obviously I've always written songs that are critical of our government and talk about our times. Hopefully you attempt to be timeless while doing it.
You've got the Democratic Party that now depends on more government spending and actual building the dependence on government in order to increase their political party.
I think people are confused about what the Tea Party is. I mean they were a broad cross-section of Americans who came together concerned about our debt and our spending. And they're interested in constitutional limited government. And so they're not one group of people. They're thousands of small groups all over the country.
Two hundred years ago our Founding Fathers gave us a democracy. It was based upon the simple yet noble idea that government derives its validity from the consent of the governed.
Now I learned soon enough that among the three two don't trust the third one - the third one is the government. Both industry and unions feel the government is a talking organization and a spending organization.
In the book I define conservatism as I believe it is fit upon four categories of principle: respect for The Constitution respect for life less government and personal responsibility.
The government I led gave ordinary people peace security dignity and opportunity to progress.
There's something fundamentally wrong with a system where there's been 17 years of a Tory Government and the people of Scotland have voted Socialist for 17 years. That hardly seems democratic.
As President Bush has said on numerous occasions it is the government's role to create the conditions the friendly environment that will attract capital.
For over 30 years the IRA showed that the British government could not rule Ireland on its own terms.
Criticism in a time of war is essential to the maintenance of any kind of democratic government.
No way no how did I break into NORAD. That's a complete myth. And I never attempted to access anything considered to be classified government systems.
I don't have any problem with government helping entrepreneurs and businesses.
I was pretty much the government's poster boy for what I had done.
Every dollar I can't commit to my company that's paid in taxes is paying a government that I believe is too big and doing way too much that I don't want done.
It's not good for government to tell people that the world owes them a living and that things are free.
If you have a government that is elected they need to do the hard work - because if they don't they won't be around the next time the ballot box is open.
Let's just do what is right for the American people. And those of us who are involved in politics and government know that our responsibility is to the American people that we have a responsibility to find our common ground to seek it and to find it.
What we have to do is strike a balance between the idea that government should do everything and the idea the belief that government ought to do nothing. Strike a balance.
We cannot improve on the system of government handed down to us by the founders of the Republic. There is no way to improve upon that. But what we can do is to find new ways to implement that system and realize our destiny.
If it is wrong for you to take money from someone else who earned it to take their money by force for your own needs then it is certainly just as wrong for you to demand that the government step forward and do this dirty work for you.
My house was bugged. They couldn't find any information on me being a subversive because I happen to love America I just don't like some of the things the government is doing.
The growth of modern constitutional government compels for its successful practice the exercise of reason and considerate judgment by the individual citizens who constitute the electorate.
And on the other hand we see that the Israeli government is attacking that part of the Palestinian leader.
So you can say 'Get Big Government out of here and don't tell me what to eat ' but when kids are going to school and they're being fed junk we're pretty much telling them what to eat and we're telling them junk is OK.
I almost forgot what it's like to be proud of my government.
It's dismaying to see the unilateralism that the government is doing.
Our Founding Fathers crafted a constitutional Republic for the first time in the history of the world because they were shaping a form of government that would not have the failures of a democracy in it but had the representation of democracy in it.
If somebody invented cigarettes today the government would not legalize them.
I was elected to come to an incredibly dysfunctional capital and make the government work better and that's what I'm doing.
I don't know people who don't say boy the government is working better now.
I'm in politics. I'm in government so nothing surprises me.
The essential job of government is to facilitate not frustrate job development.
The Declaration of Independence says when government fails the people have the right to replace it. Well New York State government has failed and the people have the right indeed the people have the the people have the obligation to act.
My opinion is the greatest reward that any government could get is the approval of the people. If the people are happy and the people are at peace and the government has done something for them that's the greatest reward I think any government could hope for.
If I was afraid of being killed I would never speak out against the government.
Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
Government does not have a revenue problem government has a spending problem. Government does not have a revenue problem government has a priority problem. It is time that we begin to fine tune our focus and decide what the priority of government ought to be.
All's the government should do is keep the taxes and regulations at a manageable rate keep a decent standing army and get out of the way.
One of the essential elements of government responsibility is to communicate effectively to the American people especially in time of a potential terrorist attack or a natural disaster.
This Bible is for the government of the people by the people and for the people.
And some of what we're doing in Government even now some of the welfare reform programs that are helping lone mothers come into work are based on things that were very new under the Labour Government in the eighties.
The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect.
To Republicans I humbly suggest that we make it possible for Democrats to give up their quest for redistribution of income and wealth by our acceptance of an appropriate role for government in financing those public goods and services necessary to secure a social safety net below which no American would be allowed to fall.
As long as I don't write about the government religion politics and other institutions I am free to print anything.
We've got a first class leader at the moment. David Cameron is dealing with the issues that he was left by the last government very well indeed.
The universities have got a job here as well in making sure that people actually understand that we're open for university students coming into the U.K. There's a job here not just for the government I think there's a job for the universities as well to make sure that people know that we are open.
There's much more we can be doing in Parliament we could be giving more power back to people at local government level through local referendums.
I think for voters what matters is the values that drive the government.
For voters what matters is what government actually delivers for them.
We campaigned on the fact that we were going to have to take difficult decisions because of the state of the public finances. When we got into government we discovered that actually the public finances were in an even worse state than we thought.
Unfortunately corruption is widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our political system promotes nepotism and wasting money. This has undermined our legal system and confidence in the functioning of the state. One of the consequences is that many citizens don't pay their taxes.
You can have a revolution wherever you like except in a government office even were the world to come to an end you'd have to destroy the universe first and then government offices.
It's counterintuitive but the most divisive arrangement is when the same party controls both Congress and the presidency a situation encountered in eight of the past 10 years. With government unified under a single party the minority has the least possible incentive to cooperate with the majority.
Everybody in America is going to have to sacrifice to help us rebuild the Gulf Coast. Every government program every individual we are all going to have to sacrifice.
We Brits print banknotes out in Debden in Essex and have contracted it out to the private sector. Here in the U.S. it is a government operation right in the heart of Washington next door to the Holocaust Museum.
We don't need bigger government. We need to shrink the size of government.
We should not have the U.S. government buying stock in American industries - the financial industry or any other industry.
You know when Republicans were in charge we doubled the debt. But now our concern is the Democrats are in charge and they're tripling the debt. So really our concern is that we want smaller government.
In government offices which are sensitive to the vehemence and passion of mass sentiment public men have no sure tenure. They are in effect perpetual office seekers always on trial for their political lives always required to court their restless constituents.
Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine of the consent of the governed and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle that men are endowed with inalienable rights.
There is a Western world. There is America. There is Great Britain and Germany and France and Russia and China and other nations. I doubt that there is one country amongst those I mentioned which has a desire to see Iran with its fundamentalist Islamic extremist government possessing nuclear weapons.
The American Dream coupled with government subsidies of utilities and cheap consumer goods courtesy of slave labour somewhere else has kept the poor huddled masses from rising up.
When the news is good the BBC view is: 'Get the government out of the picture quickly don't allow them to say anything about it.' When the news is bad: 'Let's all dump on the government.'
Thankfully due to the United Kingdom and the commitment of the Westminster government we are able to ensure that money brought in whether it be from the City of London or from North Sea oil can be pooled and directed to wherever it is needed most. That is what being in the United Kingdom is all about.
Our great Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule.
Truth is the glue that holds government together.
Our constitution works. Our great republic is a government of laws not of men.
Government is inherently incompetent and no matter what task it is assigned it will do it in the most expensive and inefficient way possible.
The UK desperately needs less government and freer markets.
Every year the Federal Government wastes billions of dollars as a result of overpayments of government agencies misuse of government credit cards abuse of the Federal entitlement programs and the mismanagement of the Federal bureaucracy.
I'm not a knee-jerk conservative. I passionately believe in free markets and less government but not to the point of being a libertarian.
It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter.
The only thing growing faster than the federal government's deficit is Chris Matthews' man-crush on Barack Obama.
I was determined that no British government should be brought down by the action of two tarts.
I think that if we get back to some basic fundamental principles we can make sure that we resolve the issues. And I think that that's what the Tea Party was all about. It's getting back to a constitutional conservative government. And that is limited but it's also effective and efficient. I think that that's what we'll be able to do.
If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction that inflicts large casualties the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor of a military form of government.
If you join government calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along do your best and when you have to - and you will - leave and be something else.
When government disappears it's not as if paradise will take its place. When governments are gone other interests will take their place.
The primary victims of Katrina those who were given the least help by the government those rescued last or not at all were overwhelmingly people of color largely hidden from the mainstream of society.