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Jim Walsh Quotes and Sayings

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Medicare and Social Security have created the healthiest
and most financially secure generation of senior citizens in American history.
- Jim Walsh

This inevitability of conflict motivates us today and
echoes the reminder that freedom is not given away
and our national security is not achieved without sacrifice.
- Jim Walsh

Never, since the fall of communism, has it been so
abundantly clear that an ethos exists,
which is loath to accept the freedoms and prosperity
we hold sacred in this nation.
- Jim Walsh

But as someone pointed out earlier, it is not really about fairness;
it is about taking finite resources and applying them
where they will have the most effect.
- Jim Walsh

 

Our soldiers and their families are benefiting.
They deserve good, quality housing and they need it.
- Jim Walsh

The U.S.
Armed Forces are the best trained, best equipped fighting forces in the world.
- Jim Walsh

For as long as this nation has known war,
we have embraced the heroes it has produced.
- Jim Walsh

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The Federal appropriations process is a marathon,
not a sprint, and we are at the beginning of that process.
- Jim Walsh

We must never forget or diminish the sacrifices of
those who gave everything for this nation.
- Jim Walsh

I believe Congress has a duty to do so as well;
not simply as a body of legislators,
but more importantly as a community of friends,
neighbors, parents and Americans.
- Jim Walsh

Certainly, we need to support the communities around the country,
and we do.
- Jim Walsh

I do not believe that the Social Security system is in crisis.
- Jim Walsh

With this realization, came a growing need for men
and women willing to take up arms in an effort to protect
our American way of life and the freedoms so many of
our ancestors died to entrench.
- Jim Walsh

New Yorkers should know that no one in the Administration,
at the Department of Defense, or at the Selective Service
System is advocating the reinstatement of the mandatory draft in any form.
- Jim Walsh

I believe, based on the activities, and I am not an
expert on terrorism by any stretch,
but I believe that when they attacked the United States
and they attacked New York and Washington,
D.C., they thought they could defeat us.
- Jim Walsh

The selfless actions of these heroes have removed them from their families,
businesses and homeland to fight, so that others may
experience the liberty awaiting our troops upon safe return to America.
- Jim Walsh

Personally, in my home, the district in central New York,
the Air National Guard base, not 5 years ago,
the commandant came through and said,
This is one of the sorriest looking bases I have ever seen.
- Jim Walsh

Have you noticed the debt is exploding? And it's not all because of Medicare.
- Ron Paul

Medicare debates in Congress should result in better
Medicare benefits for all our nation's seniors.
We're not asking for special treatment for rural America,
just a fair deal.
- Bennie Thompson

Enrolling in the Medicare Prescription Drug Program
will be a great savings for most senior citizens.
- Paul Gillmor

I think we will begin to see some real efforts made
to do things like protecting Social Security and Medicare.
- John Dingell

Tens of billions of dollars could be saved in Medicare
and Medicaid alone by eliminate fraud and improving patient care.
Not only would this save money, but it will save lives.
- Tim Murphy

Today, Medicare provides health insurance to about
40 million seniors and disabled individuals each year.
The number is only expected to grow as the baby boomers begin retiring.
- Jim Bunning

You know, for most seniors Medicare is their only form of health care.
- Corrine Brown

Medicaid is essentially bankrupt, Medicare is essentially bankrupt,
why the heck would we give the federal government another
entitlement program to manage?
- Timothy Pawlenty

I believe keeping our promises should be our highest
priority and that means saving Social Security and
Medicare while preserving the American dream for our
children and grandchildren.
- Tom Coburn

On January 1, 2006, Medicare will begin to offer a
prescription drug benefit,
and for the first time, it will place an emphasis on
preventive care and early treatment of disease.
- Michael Burgess

Under Medicare right now, I get paid to put a pacemaker in you,
but I don't get paid to counsel you about end-of-life care.
- Richard Dooling

We know that Medicare's going broke in seven years,
but we need to start over.That's what the American people want us to do.
- John McCain

History suggests that attempts to privatize Medicare
by relying on private companies to offer Medicare benefits
in rural America simply will not work.
- Bennie Thompson

I believe we ought to subsidize some health care for the poor,
but Medicare subsidizes everyone's health care.
- James Q. Wilson

I believe honor thy mother and father is not just a
good commandment to live by,
it is good public policy to govern by.
That is why I feel so strongly about Medicare.
- Barbara Mikulski

Workers organized and fought for worker rights and food safety,
Social Security and Medicare - they fought to change government.
And they won.
- Sherrod Brown

When people see the budget, they're going to say,
'Oh, my God, I wanted a tax cut, but I didn't know
what you were going to do to health care and to Medicare and national defense.'
- John Breaux

How we continue to fund Medicare and Medicaid into
the future is a pressing issue of national concern.
- James T. Walsh

If medicine was practiced in 1965 the way it's practiced today,
there's no question that prescriptions would have been included in Medicare.
- John Podesta

Al Gore may think Medicare is at a crossroads,
but his plan puts it on a highway to bankruptcy.
- Dan Bartlett

My votes against the education bill and my votes against
the Medicare bill got huge play at home.
- Mike Pence

When Medicare was first enacted in 1965,
it provided coverage for hospitalization,
doctor visits and surgeries, but there was no coverage
for prescription medications.
- Michael Burgess

We added Medicare Part D to a system facing bankruptcy
and gave no thought to means testing it.
- Bob Inglis

The money the president wants to borrow for Iraq will
come directly out of the American taxpayer wallets
in the form of Medicare and Social Security receipts.
That's your money.
- Robert Byrd

When Medicare was created for senior citizens and America 's disabled in 1965,
about half of a senior's health care spending was on
doctors and the other half on hospitals.
- Dennis Hastert

I told them I would work to strengthen and secure Medicare for generations to come,
and I told them I would fight for a new prescription
drug benefit under Medicare.
- Mike Rogers

Social Security and Medicare represent promises made
and we must keep these commitments.
- Tom Coburn

The public has lost faith in the ability of Social
Security and Medicare to provide for old age.
They've lost faith in the banking system and in conventional medical insurance.
- Ron Chernow

Medicare provided guaranteed equal coverage,
something that the private sector could not.
- Bennie Thompson

I opposed Clinton's budget deal in 1997 because he
brought in $115 billion cut in Medicare that created
greater pressure for providers not to participate.
- David Obey

I'm too young for Medicare and too old for women to care.
- Kinky Friedman

Is Medicare socialism? You want to get rid of Medicare.
And a lot of the people against health care do.
I want to preserve it and grow it.
- Anthony Weiner

I'm too young for Medicare and too old for broads to care.
- Broderick Crawford

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

But, if you don't like your current Rx coverage or
don't have any coverage to begin with,
you'll now have the choice to add this new affordable
option to your current Medicare plan.
- Dennis Hastert

However, the Medicare prescription drug benefit has changed,
and if the nearly 3,000 seniors I have met through
12 town halls can represent a sample of opinion,
many seniors do not yet understand the prescription
drug program and do not plan to sign up for coverage.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

And because of these programs like Medicare,
Medicare prescription drugs, Social Security,
we now have the healthiest and wealthiest group of
senior citizens that the world has ever seen.
This is a continuing commitment to that.
- James T. Walsh

Rather than squander the surplus on tax breaks for the rich,
we should add a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program,
shore up Social Security, fortify our defense,
provide a quality public education and offer economic
assistance to rural areas.
- Bennie Thompson

We have a serious structural deficit problem.
And it needs to be addressed.
The president is trying to address it through reforms of Social Security,
but the problem is there with other entitlement programs
like Medicare and Medicaid.
- John W. Snow

Like my colleagues, I did about 10 to 15 town hall meetings on this issue;
and what I found is people came with a sincere interest to learn,
a sincere interest to cut through the rhetoric and
understand how this Medicare bill impacts them in their daily lives.
- Chris Chocola

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

But, also, before I even go on the Medicare prescription drug debate,
I always tell the folks in rural Illinois,
and I represent 30 counties south of Springfield down to Indiana and Kentucky,
that in this bill is the best rural package for hospitals ever passed.
- John Shimkus

It is time that we provide clarity for our seniors,
informing them of the services available that will
lower the costs of their prescription drugs and strengthen
the overall integrity of the Medicare entitlement.
- Olympia Snowe

What I am saying is, all health care has a problem with costs.
Medicare is growing slower than the private insurance plans.
Why? Because of their efficiency.
They don't have to give money to shareholders.
Why should be defending shareholders?
- Anthony Weiner

Do you know what the overhead is of the Medicare system?
One-point-zero-five percent.
Do you know what - private insurance is 30 percent
in overhead and profits? Given a choice how I'm going to improve health care,
I'm going to take it away from private insurance profits and overhead.
Wouldn't you?
- Anthony Weiner

To be sure, debates will linger about whether Medicare
is too large or too small.
Debates remain about the allocation of Medicare dollars.
But December 8, 2003, demonstrated that there is no
debate about this most fundamental fact:
Medicare must survive.
- Michael Johns

It seems as though there are Members in this body who
want to filibuster just about everything we try to do,
whether it is stopping judicial nominations,
the Energy bill, or this Medicare bill.
- Jim Bunning

Traditionally, Medicare's assurance has been that for
the elderly and persons with disabilities that they
will not be alone when confronted with the full burden
of their health care costs.
- Mike Fitzpatrick

You can look at that by comparing Medicare's growth
rates to the private insurance world,
to the other Federal programs that we run,
by looking at the billions of dollars,
not millions but billions of dollars,
we waste every year.
- Bobby Jindal

We not only heard it before 20 years ago,
before George Bush in 2001 passed his tax relief,
before in 2003 the tax relief were past,
we were told they were dead.
Before we provided prescription drugs for Medicare,
we were told it wasn't going to happen.
- Ken Mehlman

What Canada has to do is to have a government connected
to the priorities of the people of which it is elected to serve.
Those priorities include ensuring medicare is sustainable,
support for the military, and tax and justice systems that work.
- Peter MacKay

It was the labor movement that helped secure so much
of what we take for granted today.
The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage,
family leave, health insurance, Social Security,
Medicare, retirement plans.
The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
- Barack Obama

In fact, entitlement spending on programs such as Medicare,
Medicaid, and Social Security make up 54% of federal spending,
and spending is projected to double within the next decade.
Medicare is growing by 9% annually, and Medicaid by 8% annually.
- Jim Ryun

At the end of the day, my hope is that when the new Medicare-
Prescription Drug Law gets up and fully running a lot
more seniors will pay a whole lot less than they do
today for their much-needed medications.
- Dennis Hastert


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