"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt
should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and
controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest
Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
It was by Marcus Tullius Cicero (January 3, 106 BC-December 7, 43 BC).
H/T Conservative Virginian.