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It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global
by Bobby Scott

It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global
economy without a college degree.
- Bobby Scott

While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college,
finances by no means should be the deciding factor.
- Bobby Scott

It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Civil Rights Act.
- Bobby Scott

There is nothing Federal about local volunteer fire departments.
- Bobby Scott

 

The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.
- Bobby Scott

I think we should worry about Social Security first
and then tax cuts second.
- Bobby Scott

We can be more inclusive.
- Bobby Scott

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We can fight Big Industry.
- Bobby Scott

If we increase spending, we have got to raise taxes or any combination.
- Bobby Scott

We live in an information and knowledge-based economy.
- Bobby Scott

We can continue our progress as a Nation toward the
promise that all people are created equal and that
our Nation will treat every person in that spirit.
- Bobby Scott

Today, education is perhaps the most important function
of state and local governments.
- Bobby Scott

Present law has a process to ascertain whether or not
a patient is in a persistent vegetative state,
and it should not matter what politicians think.
- Bobby Scott

Mandatory minimums have been shown to be discriminatory
and waste the taxpayers' money.
- Bobby Scott

The most money we have ever been able to get appropriated
for the juvenile justice bills was $55 million a year,
about one-tenth of what was necessary.
- Bobby Scott

We can play politics, or we can reduce crime.
- Bobby Scott

The Federal prison population has increased more than
7-fold over the past 20 years.
- Bobby Scott

These funds will ensure that ports will be able to
pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans
against terrorist attacks from our seaports.
- Bobby Scott

The first year of the Bush administration we used up
all of the surplus and ended up just with the Social
Security and Medicare surplus,
and each year worse than the year before.
- Bobby Scott

The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned
by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled.
- Bobby Scott

So, the struggle for equal educational opportunity continues.
- Bobby Scott

No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education
and increase their earning potential based solely on
their inability to pay for a college education.
- Bobby Scott

In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court
unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing
of racially segregated public education in this country.
- Bobby Scott

Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction.
Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start
eating up virtually every penny that we have.
- Bobby Scott

Another example of the educational inequality is the
current debate over publicly financed school vouchers
which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful,
but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources.
- Bobby Scott

Each year over 2,500 commercial vessels enter the Port of Hampton Roads alone,
so adequate funding for port security is a significant
issue for those of us who live in Richmond and Hampton Roads.
- Bobby Scott

In fact, the Harvard study data indicates that 70 percent
of African American children attend schools that are
predominately African American,
about the same level as in 1968 when Dr. King died.
- Bobby Scott

Studies have shown that inmate participation in education,
vocational and job training, prison work skills development,
drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs,
all reduce recidivism, significantly.
- Bobby Scott

And what is needed to prevent them from joining gangs
was ample recreation for boys as well as girls,
jobs and internships for training and money,
and assistance to allow their families to live in decent homes.
- Bobby Scott

Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole,
good time credits and funding for college courses,
means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy,
education, treatment and other development programs.
- Bobby Scott

Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense
fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone
will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any
of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime.
- Bobby Scott

Unequal funding resources also results in unequal educational
opportunity when you consider studies that show that
one half of low income students who are qualified to
attend college do not attend because they can't afford to.
- Bobby Scott

One of the problems with even suggesting that purpose
of a Federal law is for law enforcement officers to
assist in protecting the public outside their jurisdictions
is that it may give them encouragement or even a sense of obligation to do so.
- Bobby Scott

While we must ensure that these dangerous new drugs
and precursors do not get in the hands of children
or others who would use them improperly,
we must also be aware that these same drugs have legitimate uses.
- Bobby Scott

The destinies of the two races in this country are
indissolubly linked together,
and the interests of both require that the common government
of all shall not permit the seeds of race hate to be
planted under the sanction of law.
- Bobby Scott

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

Choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

In all things and in all ways,
choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
It bears repeating that even those things
which seem out of reach of our choice
are governed by how we choose to perceive them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Thoughtful people seldom share exactly the same opinion -
the same point-of-view.
The wise ones understand that they know nothing -
for virtually none of our experience is truly factual -
and they graciously honor all other opinions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good-looking individuals are treated better than homely
ones in virtually every social situation,
from dating to trial by jury.
- Martha Beck

Computers have virtually replaced tape recorders.
- Tony Visconti

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential
and Congressional campaigns,
the U.S.
government is virtually up for sale.
- John W. Gardner

We virtually never feel our age, but thinking that
we should can lead to disaster.
- Martha Beck

Who authorised the spend of millions of pounds and
thousands of man hours into a stale,
historical situation from three decades ago -
with virtually no complaints made?
- Jonathan King

In virtually every organization, regardless of mission and function,
people are frustrated by problems that seem unsolvable.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

It really is a day job, and it also seems to have virtually
disappeared-with no remorse,
really.
It gives me more time to paint.
- Martin Mull

I recognize that virtually every company that comes
in here has a perspective.
It's often not difficult to understand why they have
the perspective that they have.
- Charles James

Downloading is definitely on the rise,
but not because it's free - that's probably third on the list -
but because it's immediate and the selection is virtually unlimited.
- Don Rose

The son of the victim, you know, has been virtually
forgotten until recently.
- Patty Hearst

In advertising not to be different is virtually suicidal.
- William Bernbach

All 50 states had the same national economy.
And on virtually any measurement you wish to look at,
Michigan has moved up and improved against the others.
- John Engler

I admit that Post-it note sheets that adhere to virtually
any surface are now my substitute of choice for retention.
- Candice Bergen

Virtually every magazine, newspaper,
TV station and cable channel is owned by a big corporation,
and they've squashed stories that they don't want the public to know about.
- Tom Scholz

Massachusetts children cannot only lead the nation in test scores,
they can be competitive with the best in the world.
And the gap in achievement among races can virtually disappear.
- Mitt Romney

Universality has been severely reduced:
it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy.
- Stephen Harper

OUR history begins before we are born.
We represent the hereditary influences of our race,
and our ancestors virtually live in us.
- James Nasmyth

He's a tremendous guy.
And what's more, he's virtually a genius in the field of management.
- John Wozniak

The craft of painting has virtually disappeared.
There is hardly anyone left who really possesses it.
For evidence one has only to look at the painters of this century.
- Balthus

The late 20th century sea level rise rate lacks any sign of acceleration.
Satellite altimetry indicates virtually no changes in the last decade.
- Nils-Axel Morner

Our Soviet espionage efforts had virtually never,
or had very seldom, produced any worthwhile political
or economic intelligence on the Soviet Union.
- Aldrich Ames

I am now a turtle.
Virtually everything I own is on my back and suffice
it to say I am one ton lighter and therefore 2,000 pounds happier.
All houses are gone.
- Bobby Darin

On health care, virtually every political error that could be made was made.
- Sidney Blumenthal

Plot and character are virtually the same thing.
- Daniel Keys Moran

We turned what is virtually a glorified independent
label into one of the powerhouse labels in the town.
- Toby Keith

Virtually always I get my best pictures when everybody thinks the shoot's done.
- Jock Sturges

First off, the crude oil market, unlike every other commodity in America,
is virtually unregulated.
- Peter DeFazio

It is virtually impossible to control Northern Kenya,
which is populated chiefly by migrant nomads.
- Richard Leakey

I watch movies occasionally, and I watch documentaries.
Virtually nothing else.
- Don DeLillo

There is virtually nothing I wouldn't be willing to do,
to try and make sure that children have a fair shake in life.
- Daniel Keys Moran

Careers in virtually all academic disciplines are fostered
by being a superstar who knows more about one subject
than anyone else in the world.
- Philip Zimbardo

To know the right means of getting something done is
virtually to have done it.
- Mark Caine


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