I trust the American people to realize that while we don’t need big government, we do need a government that stands up for families who are being tricked out of their homes by Wall Street predators; a government that stands up for the middle-class by giving them a tax break; a government that ensures that no American will ever lose their life savings just because their child gets sick.
BARACK OBAMA, speech, May 6, 2008
“The American people want a government that can do everything for them. I want a government than can do anything to them. I think we’re on the same page, here.”