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Washington should revive international efforts begun
by Kit Bond

Washington should revive international efforts begun
during the Clinton administration to pressure countries
with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt
and enforce stricter rules.
- Kit Bond

America demands invention and innovation to succeed.
- Kit Bond

Workers come to America to fill jobs unwanted by Americans,
but they are staying and they are not going home.
- Kit Bond

We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American
values of savings and investment and of building small
businesses and family farms and ranches.
- Kit Bond

 

While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework,
I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here.
- Kit Bond

According to the Small Business Administration,
more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not
survive through the second generation,
and 8 percent do not make it to a third.
- Kit Bond

For the vast majority of places in America,
there is no way you can build a security system such
as we have here because of the high priority this rates
in terms of terrorist interests.
- Kit Bond

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One of the most widespread myths about the deal is
that the Administration is outsourcing the security
of our ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates.
- Kit Bond

My son is not wild about going back to Iraq,
but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that
he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving
too early and inviting chaos.
- Kit Bond

The death tax should be completely and permanently
repealed now in order to make the Tax Code fairer and
simpler and to eliminate the harmful drag this tax has on the economy.
- Kit Bond

As we have heard, the end of al-Zarqawi is a significant
blow to al-Qaida operations in Iraq.
It is another clear indication of the progress we are making.
- Kit Bond

Remember, we know the end of the story of World War II and the Cold War.
But day by day, living in fear of the Nazis and then in fear of the Soviets,
the outcome was by no means certain.
- Kit Bond

It is U.S.
workers who lose out when employers cannot get the
high-tech graduates they need to compete with foreign
companies in the 21st century economy.
- Kit Bond

The death tax punishes the American dream -
making it virtually impossible for the average American
family to build wealth across generations.
- Kit Bond

The U.S.
is looking to India as more then just a marketplace
for our defense products,
but as a technology, aerospace and strategic partner
for our future endeavors.
- Kit Bond

Reducing the budget for Amtrak makes no sense unless
the Administration is prepared to implement a reform
strategy which can be supported by the budget request.
- Kit Bond

As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note,
I did have the experience of being commander in chief
of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years.
- Kit Bond

No one who knows my personal situation would think
I am not sympathetic to the needs of the active forces.
- Kit Bond

The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses.
- Kit Bond

A number of the major terrorist captures we have made,
the terrorist operations designed for the United States
that we have interrupted,
were enabled by the terrorist tracking program.
- Kit Bond

For this reason, it is essential that our Nation's
rural transportation professionals be provided with
the necessary tools and support to promote and showcase the value,
benefits, and accomplishments of rural transportation
planning and development.
- Kit Bond

I don't think anyone who has followed the progress
of the Islamofascist terrorists who have threatened
us believe we are going to be safe if we try a fortress mentality,
to step back and say no one is going to hit us,
they don't care about the United States.
They do.
- Kit Bond

America's workers face a battle for their jobs.
They are the finest workers in the world.
American workers grow, harvest, and mine some of the
world's highest quality and most plentiful raw materials.
- Kit Bond

Similarly, today, we do not know what will happen as
we wage the War on Terror.
We do know that we can count on the strong support
from our closest ally and friend in the world in winning
this war to secure our freedoms and the freedoms for
all peoples throughout the world.
- Kit Bond

Our ports are owned by local governments who are responsible for the ports.
It is the Coast Guard and Customs that provide security.
The federal government will never outsource our security.
- Kit Bond

At a time when the insurgents are saying that time is working against them,
my Democratic colleagues are introducing a measure
to set a timetable for withdrawal in Iraq that will
undercut the momentum that the insurgents themselves
say we have built in Iraq.
- Kit Bond

I pointed out on the floor last year,
after Hurricane Katrina, we were very proud that one
of our National Guard engineering battalions was called to Louisiana.
And they did a magnificent job.
- Kit Bond

If we don't act now, the death tax will come back in just a few years.
Under current law the death tax is phased out in 2010
but comes back in full force in 2011.
That is a ridiculous and untenable policy.
- Kit Bond

Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows,
has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground
in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism.
They went into that battle, being called up for their
national security service,
short of equipment.
- Kit Bond

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
- George Washington

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness
of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
- Harry S. Truman

Washington is a city of
Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
- John F. Kennedy

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
- George Washington Carver

I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money.
- Bob Hope

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

Washington is a place where politicians don't know
which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
- Robert Orben

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
- William E. Simon

You have to starve the Beast.
That's one of the most important things about tax cuts.
If you leave the money in Washington,
it's going to be spent.
- Steve Chabot

You don't change minds in Washington with sweet reason.
You do it to the white light of public opinion.
- Steve Forbes

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

I had a 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' experience as governor.
- Gary Johnson

The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people:
equality and opportunity for all.
Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation,
these were an ideal.
- Leonard Boswell

The progress of evolution from President Washington
to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin.
- Henry B. Adams

Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters,
but they were never friends.
- Stephen Ambrose

The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed
to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers.
- Ralph Nader

Washington, D.C.
is a city filled with people who believe they are important.
- David Brinkley

Like they said about The West Wing, you can't do a
show about Washington until you can.
- Josh Schwartz

Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having,
except as a result of hard work.
- Booker T. Washington

Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington,
of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison,
will ye be true to your constitutional faith?
- Caleb Cushing

One out of three jobs in Washington is tied to trade.
- Larry Williams

Clinton feels a profound alienation from the Washington culture here,
and I happen to agree with him.
- Bob Woodward


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