George Bush, 19th June 2006 --
We're here for a reason. We're here to solve problems and not pass them to future congresses and future Presidents. (Applause.)
George Bush, 3rd January 2007, in the Wall Street Journal (subs. req'd; alt. free link) --
Because revenues have grown and we've done a better job of holding the line on domestic spending, we met our goal of cutting the deficit in half three years ahead of schedule. By continuing these policies, we can balance the federal budget by 2012 while funding our priorities and making the tax cuts permanent. In early February, I will submit a budget that does exactly that.