47 Red Tape Quotes On Success In Life

These Red Tape quotes will inspire you. Red Tape, excessive bureaucracy, or adherence to rules and formalities, especially in public business.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Red Tape quotes, Red Tape sayings, and Red Tape proverbs.

Best Red Tape Quotes

  1. “A bureaucrat is a Democrat who holds some office that a Republican wants.” ~ Harry S. Truman
  2. “Red tape will often get in your way. It’s one of the reasons I often carry scissors!” ~ Richard Branson
  3. “Conquering the universe one has to solve two problems: gravity and red tape. We could have mastered gravity.” ~ Wernher von Braun
  4. “Red tape has killed more people than bullets.” ~ Ben Bova

  5. “Skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.” ~ Charles Dickens
  6. “If I’m dying from anything, it’s from indifference and red tape.” ~ Vito Russo
  7. “We too often hear about red tape but what they mean is the vital rights of workers.” ~ Frances O’Grady
  8. “Unfortunately, we are finding the bureaucratic inefficiencies and red tape have a tendency to slow the efforts of individuals and communities working to rebuild.” ~ Bobby Jindal , Bureaucratic Red Tape quotes
  9. “The regulatory systems in place disincentive innovation. It’s intense to fight the red tape.” ~ Travis Kalanick

  10. “The First Amendment rejects red tape, cover-up and double-speak.” ~ Roy Barnes
  11. “However many people complain about the “red tape,” it would be sheer illusion to think … continuous administrative work can be carried out in any field except by means of officials working in offices…. The choice is only that between bureaucracy and dillettantism.” ~ Max Weber
  12. “It’s about businesses nervous about taking on school leavers because of a mass of red tape. It’s about health and safety regulations and green fines.” ~ Nigel Farage
  13. “I will have an administrative system where there is no way to extricate red tape.” ~ James Q. Wilson

  14. “I look at some of the things that Donald Trump will do around cutting red tape, reducing bureaucracy, helping entrepreneurs, helping businesses grow more rapidly, more access to capital – I’m all for it. That’s all stuff that I’ve been trying to do in Colorado.” ~ John Hickenlooper
  15. “I remember Adrian [Maben, director] had lots of problems with red tape and dealing with stuff. I think we lost two or three days. Maybe those were the days we had to walk around the summit of Vesuvius, and we went around to the sulfur pits where the ground is bubbling. It’s near here. It’s fantastic.” ~ David Gilmour
  16. “We in Congress need to do everything possible to encourage and cultivate small businesses, so that they can expand and create jobs. Far too often, however, U.S. small businesses are impeded by government paperwork and bureaucratic red tape.” ~ Kay Hagan
  17. “We can get rid of red tape.” ~ Charlie Daniels

  18. “Forget the state concerns — we think this is bad for churches. Most churches are small and not ready to handle 500 pages of government red tape.” ~ Michael Tanner
  19. “Every step that produces a single job for a currently unemployed European should be taken. Every centimetre of red tape that puts someone out of work must be torn up.” ~ Timothy Garton Ash
  20. “People say nice things to me — like that I ought to run for president — which tells me that they like me. But I have my own deadline for how long I should be in Washington. I think you can get accustomed to red tape and many unfair things that go on in government. Once you stop getting angry about inefficiencies, waste, and injustice, you ought to get out. That’s my time limit.” ~ Elizabeth Holtzman
  21. “All schoolchildren are hostages to red tape and fiscal insufficiency.” ~ Rosellen Brown

  22. “There are those who are trying to create an anti-business culture in Britain – and we have to stop them. At stake are not pay packages for a few but jobs and prosperity for the many.” ~ George Osborne
  23. “I think food trucks are the new answer to American fast food. The idea of raising two or three million dollars and going through red tape to open a restaurant, there’s lots of barriers to success. There’s a really easy jumping place for food trucks. It’s very hip and acceptable for new chefs to open a food truck first.” ~ Tyler Florence
  24. “There’s nothing wrong with the Democratic Party that talks more about – and more loudly about – jobs, and cutting red tape, and bureaucracy, making it easier for entrepreneurs to start jobs, making it easier for businesses to grow and create more jobs. That has historically been the wheelhouse of the Democratic Party.” ~ John Hickenlooper
  25. “America is a nation of immigrants. And so the question is, how do we make legal immigration faster, less bureaucratic, cut the red tape?” ~ Barack Obama

  26. “You see the kind of approach, because he [Doanld Trump] is a businessman. He’s like, I’m going to pick up the phone, I’m gonna call that CEO and we’re going to talk about this directly, instead of getting mired in a lot of the way down, you know, bureaucracy and red tape and having 25 assistants or deputies talk to somebody instead of going directly to the root of the problem.” ~ Kimberly Guilfoyle
  27. “I think ‘The Wire’ really is relatable. It reflects an ongoing issue across America, about inaccuracies in major cities between rich and the poor and some of the things that go on behind the red tape of council and government bodies.” ~ Idris Elba
  28. “Developing countries often have hypertrophied bureaucracies, requiring businesses to deal with enormous amounts of red tape.” ~ James Surowiecki
  29. “We cannot afford the EPA’s continued expansion of red tape that is slowing economic growth and threatening to entangle millions of small businesses.” ~ Fred Upton

  30. “How little chance the Holy Ghost has nowadays. The churches and missionary societies have so bound Him in red tape that they practically ask Him to sit in a corner while they do the work themselves.” ~ Charles Studd
  31. “International friendly games are not worth the lives of the silk worms who perish to make the pennants. They do not even have the philanthropic excuse that softens the otherwise unendurable tedium of testimonial matches. Quite simply, they are rotten games staged to pick the public’s pocket, tiresome red tape left over from an era when nations and players were still insular and therefore curious about each other’s potential.” ~ Danny Baker
  32. “I cannot sufficiently celebrate the glorious liberty that reigns in the public libraries of the twentieth century as compared with the intolerable management of those of the nineteenth century, in which the books were jealously railed away from the people, and obtainable only at an expenditure of time and red tape calculated to discourage any ordinary taste for literature.” ~ Edward Bellamy
  33. “The red tape for family members who want to speak to a loved one is a reality, … The warehousing of prisoners is a reality. … All of this needs to be looked at, not just medical care.” ~ Christopher Bullock

  34. “In order for me to get through all the red tape and just allow people to just get at my talent, I’ve got to set the record straight. And you can’t set half the record straight; when you tell it, you’ve got to tell it all.” ~ Corey Clark
  35. “This is basically the last resort. I’ve been painted into a corner, and now I’ve sort of got to lay it all out in order for things to be straightened up. I’ve tried to move on with my life and my career for the last two years and do my own thing, and ‘American Idol’ and FOX, they’ve just been making it really tough for me to do that. So in order for me to get through all the red tape and just allow people to just get at my talent, I’ve got to set the record straight. And you can’t set half the record straight; when you tell it, you’ve got to tell it all.” ~ Corey Clark
  36. “Health care comprises nearly 20 percent of our national economy, but outdated bureaucracy and red tape have stifled competition and raised costs. As a result, today more than 45 million are without any health coverage.” ~ John Shadegg
  37. “It’s all papers and forms, the entire Civil Service is like a fortress made of papers, forms and red tape.” ~ Alexander Ostrovsky

  38. “The sooner we rein in the red tape factory in Washington, D.C., the sooner small businesses can get back to creating jobs and helping more Americans find an honest day’s work.” ~ Geoff Davis
  39. “My job is to support businesses, that means promoting British commerce in the big emerging markets that have been neglected in the past. It means keeping Britain open to inward investors, trade and skilled workers. It means cutting red tape which is suffocating growing companies which create jobs.” ~ Vince Cable
  40. “You know that I am living proof that the American Dream is real. Growing up, our congressman cut through government bureaucratic red tape to help my mom buy our first house. That’s the kind of congressman I’ll be.” ~ Geoff Davis
  41. “Little other than a red tape Talking-machine, and unhappy Bag of Parliamentary Eloquence.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

  42. “We must continue to liberalise the single market, cut red tape and basically create a digital single market. We have not completed the single market yet, there is not sufficient free movement of goods, labour, services and money. We have to keep on working at that against all the protectionist tendencies that we have right now.” ~ Alexander Stubb
  43. “When these people are going to put billions and billions of dollars into companies, and when they’re going to bring $2.5 trillion back from overseas, where they can’t bring the money back, because politicians like Secretary Hillary Clinton won’t allow them to bring the money back, because the taxes are so onerous, and the bureaucratic red tape, so what – is so bad.” ~ Donald Trump
  44. “”Thanks,” many small businesspeople are saying, “but no thanks. Forget the government credits and loan programs, and just get rid of all the bureaucratic red tape and high taxes which make it hard to build businesses, hire employees and meet our payroll.”” ~ Oliver DeMille
  45. “That is why I strongly believe we should working in Congress to make America a better place to run a business by reducing the costly burdens of bureaucracy and red tape.” ~ Michael K. Simpson

  46. “I am designating a new Director of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers to cut through red tape and ensure that the full resources of our federal government are leveraged to assist the workers, communities, and regions that rely on our auto industry.” ~ Barack Obama
  47. “The income tax has spawned an intrusive bureaucracy, creating so much complexity and red tape that millions of ordinary citizens have to go get some accountant to fill out the forms for them – and then sign under penalty of perjury that it was done right. If you knew how to do it right, you wouldn’t have to go to somebody else to have it done, would you?” ~ Thomas Sowell

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