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President Clinton was able to achieve budget surpluses
by Jim Cooper

President Clinton was able to achieve budget surpluses
despite a divided government.
- Jim Cooper

While tax refunds amount to substantial income for many Americans,
current IRS rules do not allow taxpayers to directly
deposit their refund into more than one account.
- Jim Cooper

It took the first 204 years of our Nation's history
to accumulate $1 trillion in debt.
And now we are doing that every 2 or 3 years.
- Jim Cooper

It's not just that families can't buy a home or start
a business without some savings tucked away.
- Jim Cooper

 

If we don't change, millions of American families are
just one medical emergency,
or one layoff, away from financial disaster and bankruptcy.
- Jim Cooper

Take the veto.
Bush is the first president since James Garfield in
1881 not to veto a single bill.
Garfield only had six months in office;
Bush has had over four years.
- Jim Cooper

Bush may be a strong leader in the war on terrorism,
but on budget deficits he is missing-in-action.
- Jim Cooper

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This Congress is simply not doing its job under Republican leadership.
- Jim Cooper

Well, where is the money? Show me the money? Our allies
have put up a few billion dollars,
but the American taxpayer has been required to shoulder the burden of this war.
- Jim Cooper

Conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation
and Cato Institute have criticized Bush for his big increases in spending,
which far exceed those of the Clinton era.
- Jim Cooper

With our national savings rate well below one-percent,
it is imperative that the government embrace innovative
and cost-effective means of boosting personal savings.
- Jim Cooper

If you need to put your money in a safe and secure
place and you want it to earn interest,
Treasury bonds are safer than putting it in any bank
as a deposit or putting it anywhere else,
because they are backed by the full faith and credit
of the United States Government.
- Jim Cooper

Under the AHP approach, the average small business
might be able to offer their employees one or two insurance plans,
and that employee of the small business would have
no idea whether their doctor was going to be a apart of one of those plans.
- Jim Cooper

This is a simple change that will provide a huge financial
boost for many Americans,
particularly low- to moderate-income families.
It is an important step in making sure we do everything
we can to encourage all Americans to save and plan for the future.
- Jim Cooper

First, the year 2004, the year past,
the Comptroller General of the United States,
David A. Walker, said that arguably it was the worst
year in American fiscal history,
clearly setting our Nation on an unsustainable path.
- Jim Cooper

We are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than
any Congress since at least 1948.
And that is even before I was born.
So far, we are in the 123rd day of this year,
and yet we have only had 26 voting days in this body.
That is a shame.
- Jim Cooper

The President's budget pays for only six months of
the war in Iraq and completely overlooks the transition
costs of Social Security reform.
The Administration always lied about the cost of the Medicare drug bill.
- Jim Cooper

We are spending more money on bond holders than we are on our own citizens.
It took 204 years to have this happen.
The other party will not even allow a recorded vote
on this issue so that we can see how people stand on that issue.
- Jim Cooper

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed.
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.
Uh, depending on the breaks.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even
if it leads to the president.
I'm innocent.
You've got to believe I'm innocent.
If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

Frankly, I don't mind not being President.
I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

I don't doubt a number of those ballots,
of those votes that were cast for me,
probably were intended for Vice President Gore.
- Pat Buchanan

The president, clearly as a result of the war and the afterglow of the war,
is in a time of great attention.
- Bob Graham

This is the worst President ever.
He George W. Bush is the worst President in all of American history.
- Helen Thomas

Like Odysseus, the President looked wiser when he was seated.
- John Maynard Keynes

The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere.
What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock.
- Sam Ervin

Never pay the slightest attention to what a company
president ever says about his stock.
- Bernard Baruch

Again, President Reagan was sort of an amiable presence
out at the ranch by the last 6 months of his presidency.
He had no effect on national policy at all.
- Paul Begala

Once upon a time we did not focus on a president's private life.
- Tom Ford

He's looking for the president's kidnapped daughter;
everybody he calls on to help him is busy,
but lo and behold, you look across the room,
and I'm waiting for that action.
- Derek Luke

President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit.
Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward
start when the president pulled out his baseball cards.
- Conan O'Brien

As the treaty made with the United States was the first
treaty entered into by your country with other countries,
therefore the President regards Japan with peculiar friendliness.
- Townsend Harris

On the contrary, I tried on numerous occasions to convince
the American president not to go to war.
I did what was within my capabilities to avoid that happening.
- Silvio Berlusconi

The President is of opinion that if Japan makes a treaty with the United States,
all other foreign countries will make the same kind of a treaty,
and Japan will be safe thereafter.
- Townsend Harris

I would not run for president.
I really like what I'm doing now.
People say I'm giving them energy and hope.
- Barbara Boxer

Now look, that damned cowboy is President of the United States.
- Marcus A. Hanna

It is very rewarding to serve the country by helping
President Bush work to reduce the drug problem.
- John Walters

It's not impossible for a woman - a Black woman -
to become President.
- Carol Moseley Braun

Although...
the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen
by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures,
yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only,
but of the whole people of the United States.
- James K. Polk

The president's claim that Social Security is going
broke is misleading at best.
The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt
that the system needs to be strengthened.
- Grace Napolitano

I voted no on the resolution to give the president
authority to go to war against Iraq.
I was able to apply caveat emptor.
Most of my colleagues could not.
- Bob Graham

President Bush says he is concerned about the Iraqi people,
but if Iraqi people are dying in numbers,
then American policy will be challenged very strongly.
- Peter Arnett

You will see the President being very,
very tough on spending.
- Donald Evans

If I were to make public these tapes,
containing blunt and candid remarks on many different subjects,
the confidentiality of the office of the president would always be suspect.
- Richard M. Nixon

Many people around the President have sizeable egos
before entering government,
some with good reason.
Their new positions will do little to moderate their egos.
- Donald Rumsfeld

When the President makes something a priority,
we see action.
- Herb Kohl

I've been a strong financial and political supporter of,
first, President Bush Sr. when he was running for president,
and even when he ran for president a time or two and failed.
- Kenneth Lay

A group of politicians deciding to dump a President
because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting
together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday.
- Russell Baker

I guess the President says the majority of the people didn't elect him,
he doesn't have to listen to 'em anyway.
- Star Jones

Across the country, people are willing to tighten their belts and sacrifice.
The president should ask the oil industry to do the same.
- John Salazar

I have one president at a time.
I only work for you.
- Richard M. Helms

It serves notice that President Bush is serious about promoting freedom,
because free societies are a lot more peaceable than
dictatorships and monarchies.
- Tony Snow

What you do as president has consequences.
- Steve Forbes

Well, Hale was one of the first people who suggested
to President Johnson that there should be a commission.
- Lindy Boggs

There isn't a political price to be paid yet for doing nothing.
People need to get upset with President Bush.
People need to get upset with their Congressmen.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

We don't have time to wait for President Bush to change his mind.
How many breakthroughs have been missed as a result of this policy?
- Robert Lanza


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