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Grace Napolitano Quotes and Sayings

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Our Hispanic community needs to understand how important
the Social Security system is for not only its retired citizens,
but also its disabled workers.
- Grace Napolitano

A Congressional Budget Office report released as recent
as June 2004 says the system will be able to pay full benefits until 2052,
and 80 percent after that.
- Grace Napolitano

Even without reforms, the Social Security fund will
be able to meet 100 percent of its obligations until 2042.
- Grace Napolitano

Almost half of all Latinas currently on Social Security
rely exclusively on their benefit check in retirement.
- Grace Napolitano

 

To allow all U.S.
workers to put part of their earnings into private
investment accounts would definitely erode the Social
Security system and cause uncertainty for new investors.
- Grace Napolitano

If Congress doesn't raise taxes, you cannot get a private
investment account without forgoing a portion,
possibly all, of your guaranteed benefit check.
- Grace Napolitano

We are still waiting for the president to introduce a concrete plan.
He has just hinted at what he is thinking about doing,
but no one has seen a proposal.
- Grace Napolitano

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There is a need for Social Security reform to ensure its stability,
and Congress must act.
- Grace Napolitano

Our political leaders must be honest and forthcoming
with data that will allow citizens to use facts and
figures to judge for themselves what state Social Security is in.
- Grace Napolitano

President Bush has consistently used rhetoric,
and that is not convincing given his past record.
- Grace Napolitano

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

Latinos are disproportionately more likely to be injured
on the job than other ethnic groups.
- Grace Napolitano

We must take the time to do what needs to be done now,
what is right, instead of passing a bad bill.
- Grace Napolitano

Social Security has been effective for 70 years;
prior predictions of its demise have been totally overstated.
- Grace Napolitano

I am not criticizing investing in the stock market;
I am an investor.
- Grace Napolitano

We must explain the truth: There is no free lunch.
- Grace Napolitano

Because Social Security is specifically designed to
boost the retirement income of low earners with a progressive benefit formula,
the program has played an enormous and necessary role
in keeping Latinas out of poverty.
- Grace Napolitano

We must work to stabilize Social Security.
We must not gamble with our nation's social insurance program,
one of our most popular and effective federal programs
that has remained dependable and stable for the past 70 years.
- Grace Napolitano

Because of their low earnings and family obligations,
Latinas would not be putting much money into private investment accounts.
An average Latina could wind up losing thousands of
dollars under this proposal.
- Grace Napolitano

We must level with the people and explain to them that
Social Security will first face funding problems in
2042 that can be fixed now with changes that do not
undermine and ultimately drain from the entire program.
- Grace Napolitano

Latinas' life expectancies are relatively long.
When a current retiree hits 65 and begins receiving her benefit check,
she can expect to live another 22 years.
That life expectancy is higher than white women or men.
- Grace Napolitano

Because of my own experience with market fluctuation,
I recognize the great risks one takes on investments.
This converts the Social Security safety net into a
risky proposition many cannot afford to take.
- Grace Napolitano

For people who have for been putting their hard-earned
money into the system for years,
the president's idea would replace their safety net
with a risky gamble with no assurance of a stable return of investment.
- Grace Napolitano

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher PHOTO

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets) PHOTO

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As we work to create light for others,
we naturally light our own way.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We cannot choose our external circumstances,
but we can always choose how to respond to them.
- Epictetus

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all have our thorns. We, and Life, have our moments.
Life occurs before our morning coffee.
Life occurs in our bathrobe with our hair uncombed.
Bless and give thanks for All of Life - the bloom and the thorns.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our loved ones -
whether by blood, by marriage, or by choice -
are delicate treasures.
If we hold them too close, they break -
as a butterfly would.
By honoring and enjoying
the freedom of our loved ones,
we gain our own freedom.
Have the courage to trust that
the beautiful butterflies of your life
will return - or not - as life intends.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
- Anonymous

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

Let's have faith that right makes might;
and in that faith let us, to the end,
dare to do our duty as we understand it.
- Abraham Lincoln

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

Most everything in life is about our
point-of-view rather than any absolute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence -
is the key to unlocking our potential.
- Winston Churchill

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

We know nothing at all.
All our knowledge is but the knowledge of schoolchildren.
The real nature of things we shall never know.
- Albert Einstein

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
- T. S. Eliot


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