Billion here, billion there (1975);
SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Apr 14 02:35:02 UTC 2004
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> A BILLION HERE, A BILLION THERE, AND PRETTY SOON WE'RE TALKING REAL MONEY
> _A billion here, a billion there_
> _NEW YORK CITY HEADS FOR A STADIUM OVERDOSE. GUESS WHO WILL BE PAYING._
> --VILLAGE VOICE, April 14-20, 2004, pg. 20, cols. 3-4 headline.
> Fred Shapiro might have the exact quote. I couldn't do better than
> (PROQUEST HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS)
> Horatius at the Bridges; ESSAY
> By William Safire. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Aug
28, 1975. p. 33 (1 page):
> As Everett Dirksen used to say of Federal budgets, "A billion here, a
billion there, pretty soon it begins to add up to real money."
It's hard to find Dirksen actually mouthing that phrase himself. You can
only find others saying he said it.
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