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"I feel obliged to withhold my approval of the plan to indulge in benevolent and charitable sentiment through the appropriation of public funds... I find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution."
Grover Cleveland (more quotes by Grover Cleveland or books by/about Grover Cleveland)
(1837-1908) 22nd & 24th US President
In 1887 when vetoing an appropriation to help drought-stricken counties in Texas
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