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Jacob Hacker Quotes and Sayings

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Americans believe that people should work hard and get ahead on their own,
but when disaster strikes and they need help with retirement or disability,
Americans as a whole should come to their aid.
- Jacob Hacker

Even people who feel perfectly comfortable investing
in the stock market and owning their own homes often
have qualms about individual medical accounts or Social
Security private accounts.
- Jacob Hacker

The bungalow had more to do with how Americans live
today than any other building that has gone remotely
by the name of architecture in our history.
- Russell Lynes

Americans love to fight.
All real Americans love the sting of battle.
- George S. Patton

 

Americans are the only people in the world known to
me whose status anxiety prompts them to advertise their
college and university affiliations in the rear window of their automobiles.
- Paul Fussell

People are stunned to hear that one company has data
files on 185 million Americans.
- Ralph Nader

And so, my fellow Americans,
ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.
- John F. Kennedy

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Americans want action for their money.
They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work.
- Paula Nelson

Americans no longer look to government for economic security;
rather,
they look to their portfolios.
- Bill Owens

It's easy for Americans to forget that the food they
eat doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf.
- Christopher Dodd

Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

Europe and America must act together in the face of evil.
It's high time for Americans and Europeans to restore
that unity and be able to take actions collectively together.
- Wesley Clark

We Americans entered a new phase in our history -
the era of integration -
in 1954.
- Constance Baker Motley

In 1975 I was among a group of blacks who formed the
Black Americans in Support of Israel Committee.
- David Dinkins

War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.
- Ambrose Bierce

What the world needs now is more Americans.
The U.S.
is the first nation on earth deliberately dedicated
to letting people choose what they want and giving them a chance to get it.
- Ferdinand Mount

According to the American Heart Association,
the prevalence of hypertension in African Americans
in the United States is among the highest in the world.
- Xavier Becerra

The income tax has made liars out of more Americans than golf.
- Will Rogers

There was no race - but to the extent that there was an arms competition,
it was almost entirely on the Soviet side,
first to catch up and then to surpass the Americans.
- Herman Kahn

Part of the American dream is to live long and die young.
Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live.
- Douglas MacArthur

The European nations' loss of sovereignty to the EU
should be a warning to Americans.
- Phyllis Schlafly

Brown v. Board is the foundation by which all Americans can look for hope -
hope for their children,
hope for their families, and hope for a better future.
- Mike Rogers

The down side of Americans being obsessed with pop
culture is that they kind of like it light.
- Bill Griffith

We Americans are the best informed people on earth
as to the events of the last twenty-four hours;
we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries.
- Will Durant

Alabama citizens, like the vast majority of Americans,
respect and value the meaning of decency,
and appreciate public institutions that reflect the
common values of our society.
- Mike Rogers

There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals.
The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

As Americans, we can choose where we work and live,
what we drive, which insurance plan is best for us,
so why can we not give workers a choice when it comes to their retirement?
- John Doolittle

If you eat something and get fat, you should be responsible for it.
I think that is the attitude of the great majority of Americans,
that you should be responsible for what you eat.
- Vic Snyder

Americans cannot teach democracy to the world until they restore their own.
- William Greider

Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do
not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
- Dan Rather

Americans don't want cowboys to be gay.
- Larry McMurtry

We did not fight the Americans or the Europeans.
We fight only the Israeli enemy that took our homes and homeland.
- Ahmed Yassin

Americans also don't need to be taught how to give.
We don't need to be taught how to take care of each
other or how to be charitable.
- Glenn Beck

Several professional athletes have wrongly taught many
young Americans by example that the only way to succeed
in sports is to take steroids.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

Americans are so dedicated to their jobs.
- Jamelia

In the first State of the Union of his second term,
President Bush made clear to Americans tonight that
he is not going to play the role of a lame duck President.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

If people are going to complain about stereotyping,
it's as likely to be Italian-Americans as gay people.
- Jason Bateman

Life is very important to Americans.
- Bob Dole

The Americans are more honest about it and just call it college rock.
- Malcolm Wilson

There seems to be this sense among even well-meaning
Americans that Africa is this black hole of murder
and mutilation that can never be fixed,
no matter what aid is brought in.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

The highest percentage of African Americans own their
own homes today than ever in our nation's history.
- Ed Gillespie

With or without a Social Security fix,
Americans don't have enough assets to retire on.
There has to be a much larger debate.
- Frank Keating

Most Americans approach the problems of the Middle
East with a pro-Israeli bias -
and rightly so.
- George Ball

As much as everyone wants to downplay racism,
it exists.
There's a great mistrust among some African-Americans of white people.
- Steve Mitchell

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers.
This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated
thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
- Albert Einstein

Americans seem sometimes to believe that if you are
a thinker you must be a frowning bore,
because thinking is so damn serious.
- Jacques Maritain

These are challenging times for all Americans.
We face the specter of war abroad and a steady stream
of bad economic news at home.
- Robert Matsui

This is all about a media war that continues to rage
between the old and new media.
Unfortunately for our soldiers, these brave Americans
are caught in the crossfire.
- Joe Scarborough

Nuclear weapons kill Americans - they don't kill Republicans or Democrats -
they kill Americans.
- Joe Wilson

The fact is, my friends, most Americans don't want more government.
They want less government.
- Mike Huckabee

I believe all Americans who believe in freedom,
tolerance and human rights have a responsibility to
oppose bigotry and prejudice based on sexual orientation.
- Coretta Scott King

You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -
after they've tried everything else.
- Winston Churchill

In a single moment, we witnessed the worst of human behavior.
And in the next, the very best of human behavior.
And even more, we witnessed the tremendous spirit of Americans.
- Jane D. Hull

Nothing could be more inappropriate to American literature
than its English source since the Americans are not British in sensibility.
- Wallace Stevens

Public-opinion polls show that Americans split about evenly on civil unions.
But when the words "gay marriage" are presented,
they break 3-to-1 against it.
- Dick Morris

The standardized American is largely a myth created
not least by Americans themselves.
- Irwin Edman

We have been blessed with a healthy,
growing economy,
with more Americans going back to work,
and with our Nation acting as a positive force for good in the world.
- Jim DeMint

Increasingly, Americans don't own America.
- Marcy Kaptur

Americans have discovered the fragility of life,
that ominous fragility that the rest of the world either
already experienced or is experiencing now with terrible intensity.
- Jose Saramago

I shouldn't be saying this - high treason,
really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't
fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there.
- Stephen Fry

Americans have the right and advantage of being armed -
unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments
are afraid to trust the people with arms.
- James Madison

How many times will this Congress waste time on an
issue that a majority of Americans do not want?
- Raul Grijalva

The Americans are optimistic by their nature.
And they are hopeful.
- Chaka Fattah

While the debate on the Patriot Act is far from over,
it is important that all Americans continue in this
dialogue and work together to ensure greater security for our nation.
- Jo Bonner

We as Americans assume that big companies are bad,
and big power companies are even worse.
- Frank Luntz

Americans are blessed with great plenty;
we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation
to assist those who are suffering from poverty,
disease, war and famine.
- Adam Schiff

Americans like the British kind of quirkiness and the strange accent.
They find it kind of cute or something,
with a certain charm.
- Nick Park

It is a paradox that far too few Americans participate
in the wonderful ritual of democracy that we call Election Day.
- Brad Henry

Americans are paying for our lack of an energy policy
with their jobs and out of their pocketbooks.
- Bob Beauprez

Terrorism is escalating to the point that Americans
soon may have to choose between civil liberties and
more intrusive means of protection.
- William S. Cohen

While countless Americans are pulling together to lend a helping hand,
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are pointing fingers in
a shameless effort to tear us apart.
- Ken Mehlman


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