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Susan George Quotes and Sayings

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Subsidize...
or lend.
- Susan George

We're trying to run a 21st century society and economy
with 19th century Darwinian,
competitive, crude ideas.
- Susan George

What it missing, I think, is this notion of the common good.
- Susan George

Cost recovery is the polite way of saying,
make families pay to educate their children.
- Susan George

 

The Sierra Club in the United States has now really
come out for population control and reduction.
- Susan George

Much of what is called investment is actually nothing
more than mergers and acquisitions,
and of course mergers and acquisitions are generally
accompanied by downsizing.
- Susan George

There is no degree of human suffering which in and
of itself is going to bring about change.
Only organisation can change things.
- Susan George

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What I worry about is climate change,
because that would have untold effects that we can't even measure yet.
- Susan George

Redistribution of wealth would require enormous amounts of investment.
The only time an elite has accepted this has been during crises,
such as in America in the 1930s under Roosevelt.
- Susan George

I used to work a lot on food issues and every time
somebody predicted that production would be inadequate
they got egg on their face a year or two later.
- Susan George

This erosion of the middle class is happening all over the place.
The opening of a wider gap between rich and poor is
always accompanied by such a process.
- Susan George

The World Development Movement, to take just one example,
is doing good work.
Some political parties are, too.
- Susan George

What is not fair now is that corporations pay less and less tax,
which means that you and I pay more because we're rooted somewhere,
they've got our address, right?
- Susan George

As the rich consume more and more, they are clearly
not going to want to downgrade their own status.
- Susan George

Now we are flying off into outer space,
there is no clear curb on what can be done in the name of the economy.
- Susan George

What's immediately profitable is the only kind of logic
that capitalism understands.
- Susan George

Everything has to be done to build some sort of international democracy.
We've seen only the tiniest beginnings of that.
- Susan George

If the economy becomes disembodied from society it
can only lead to disaster.
- Susan George

It seems to be the thing now that young people are
getting back into politics.
- Susan George

We have the most crude accounting tools.
It's tragic because our accounts and our national arithmetic
doesn't tell us the things that we need to know.
- Susan George

What you need if you want jobs are small and medium sized enterprises,
local initiatives, labour intensive work,
community development, service providers and the like.
- Susan George

The real fight is about what should be in the marketplace and what should not.
Should education be a marketable commodity? Should healthcare?
- Susan George

I'm a radical reformist, because between where we are
and where I want to go there's a great deal of work,
and I won't see the end of this.
- Susan George

If you cut down a forest, it doesn't matter how many
sawmills you have if there are no more trees.
- Susan George

Only around 2% of the earth's surface is cultivatable land.
- Susan George

The World Bank is now the biggest culprit in the debt crisis.
- Susan George

There are a lot of people who don't contribute anything
to consumption and production.
- Susan George

If we wait for the U.S.
to do something, we will be waiting for a very long time.
It's Europe, it's Australia, it's the other developed
and middle developing countries that have got to do the job.
- Susan George

Debt is such a powerful tool, it is such a useful tool,
it's much better than colonialism ever was because
you can keep control without having an army,
without having a whole administration.
- Susan George

There's people coming in who've never done any politics at all,
who've never been in a trade union, they've never been in a political party,
they've never done anything, but they do feel a kind of urgency.
- Susan George

The natural capital is not income, but we spend our
natural capital as if it were revenue,
as if it were going to come back next year without any problems,
whereas these renewals in nature can take hundreds of years.
- Susan George

I was recently looking at what they can actually do
to reduce consumption of petrol.
It would be quite possible to build automobiles out
of carbon fibre that would be just as strong,
weigh 10 times less and consume 10 times less petrol.
- Susan George

Having enough to eat, being able to educate your children,
have reasonably stable employment, and being able to
live in a society which isn't collapsing around you-all
of these things have been generally eroded.
- Susan George

Markets can't think about anything beyond about three months.
This is very long-term for markets, which is why the
important things in life have got to be taken outside of the marketplace.
- Susan George

The question is not only what is grown but what it's used for.
There's not going to be a mass transformation of dietary
habits in rich countries-on the contrary,
the first thing people do when they become more prosperous is to buy more meat.
- Susan George

How do we get democracy at the international level? That's our problem.
and it's essentially the same problem people faced
in the 18th Century when they tried to get democracy nationally.
Now we need it internationally.
- Susan George

I think the market is always going to be around.
The goal is not to say, let's get rid of the market,
because the market does render a huge number of services,
and I don't want to have a fight about the price of
something every time I buy a book or a bottle of water.
- Susan George

As President, I will end once and for all the use of
taxpayer funds to promote the National Endowment for
the Arts and other programs that subsidize amoral and degrading activities.
- Gary Bauer

I expect an energy bill to increase and diversify supply
and stabilize energy prices -
not drive up energy costs in one part of the country
to subsidize energy in another region.
- Pete Domenici

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

Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves,
tax it.
If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
- Ronald Reagan

We continue to subsidize highways and aviation,
but when it comes to our passenger rail system,
we refuse to provide the money Amtrak needs to survive.
- Corrine Brown

My opponents attitude is, 'If it moves,
tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it and when it stops,
subsidize it.
- Rob Simmons

I don't think we should discriminate against an organization
or congregation because they're religious,
if they're doing good work.
But government can't subsidize proselytizing or worship or religious activity.
It can't.
- Jim Wallis

A lot of producers cookie cut movies one after another,
but I'll be a little more careful, and have the opportunity to be,
because I have the acting career to subsidize the producing.
- Ryan Phillippe

While American taxes pay for much of the research and
development that goes into creating the new,
life-saving drugs, American consumers continue to subsidize
the cost of the drugs for consumers across the world.
- Michael K. Simpson

This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize
highways beyond the gasoline tax,
airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to
subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact.
- Joe Biden

While I recognize the great value and importance of
prescription drugs and strongly support a continued U.S.
focus on pharmaceutical research and development,
our nation's seniors cannot be asked to subsidize the
drug costs of other wealthy industrialized nations any longer.
- Michael K. Simpson

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed.
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.
Uh, depending on the breaks.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even
if it leads to the president.
I'm innocent.
You've got to believe I'm innocent.
If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

Frankly, I don't mind not being President.
I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president,
I'll kill myself.
All we need is another liar...
I think he'd like to run, but it would be a sad day
for the country if he does.
- Helen Thomas

The President so far has struck me as a man who is
trying hard to keep his balance.
He certainly has been very receptive to all my efforts in these directions.
- Henry L. Stimson

It is really quite amazing that all of the folks supporting privatization,
from the president on down, keep invoking the name of my grandfather,
Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
- James Roosevelt

It is very rewarding to serve the country by helping
President Bush work to reduce the drug problem.
- John Walters

We know the pain the president has caused our society
and his family and his friends,
but we know, too, how much the president has done for this country.
- Charles Ruff


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