Instead of arguing that Mr. Bush’s tax cut goes too far, we Democrats should be arguing that it doesn’t go far enough. Middle-class families need more tax relief now as America faces an economic threat we haven’t seen since the 1930s — the threat of deflation.The Federal Reserve has already cut interest rates to the lowest levels in 40 years, and there’s not much more it can do. This country needs a massive economic stimulus now, before we head down the road of falling prices, falling wages and falling home values. There is a way out and it works. Let’s cut taxes for individuals and business even more, right now. Zell Miller
U.S. Senator, Georgia, Democrat
‘If everybody minded their own business,’ the Duchess said, in a hoarse growl, ‘the world would go around a great deal faster than it does.’ Lewis Carroll
When opposite basic principles are clearly and openly defined, it works to the advantage of the rational side; when they are not clearly defined, but are hidden or evaded, it works to the advantage of the irrational side. Ayn Rand
Run when you hear any of the following in a sentence: humanity, the human condition, the human spirit. Roger Rosenblatt
From Rules for Aging, reported in U.S. News & World Report, January 8, 2001
As for society, I believe in it. When a young woman, I went out a good deal myself. I don’t think society means what some rich people would have us believe. I’d get very tired of living in one of those great houses in New York, going out all night and sleeping all day. They don’t have any real pleasure. It’s intercourse with people that I like. Hetty Howland Robinson Green
Hetty, Charles Slack, 2004. (1834-1916). p154-155
The future of our nation will be determined, more than anything else, by the character of our children. Ronald Reagan
I believe that if the people of this nation fully understood what Congress has done to them over past forty-nine years, they would move on Washington. It adds up to a preconceived plan to destroy the economic and social independence of the United States. George Malone
U.S. Senator, Nevada, speaking before Congress in 1957
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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in Colorado Republican Campaign Cmte v. F.E.C. 518 U.S. 604 (1996).
Nothing except a battle lost can be half so melancholy as a battle won. Duke of Wellington
(Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley, 2000)
The more you know the less you need to say.