121 Total Quotes

Bill Richardson Quotes

During the 2004 legislative session I proposed and the Legislature approved a bill to waive the state sales tax on efficient hybrid automobiles, ... Today, hybrid-buyers in New Mexico are saving big bucks when they purchase one of these efficient hybrids. The savings on this Escape, for instance, are about $800.
Bill Richardson
#Sales

They care more about bureaucracy and building palaces for the elite than their own people.
Bill Richardson
#Bureaucracy

The string is running out. It doesn't look good. Diplomacy is on life support, ... Larry King Live.
Bill Richardson
#Diplomacy

Development of this private industry in New Mexico will allow NASA and other international government space agencies to focus their efforts on exploring the further reaches of space, including manned travel to Mars and beyond.
Bill Richardson
#Focus

We're talking about a violent situation, ... We're talking about police being shot at. We're talking about a violent situation that has to be dealt with.
Bill Richardson
#Police

Because gas prices are killing people, and expenses over the winter. I worry about senior citizens and their heating bills,
Bill Richardson
#Killing

will not tolerate the theft of our secrets.
Bill Richardson
#Secrets

There will be a peaceful resolution of the current situation through diplomacy and through dialogue.
Bill Richardson
#Diplomacy

The foreign visitors program is important to our national security, ... We want Russian scientists to know how they should control their nuclear weapons.... Let's not get hysterical and overreach.
Bill Richardson
#Control

The stability of Asia, the future of Japan and the security of America will be determined by our ability to convince the North Koreans once and for all to dismantle their nuclear program, ... That is the goal of the six-party talks which I support and that is the message I will be carrying.
Bill Richardson
#Ability

I know it is politically easy and popular to send money back to the taxpayers - but our schools need support, our teachers need raises, and our kids need health care, ... Unless I can be assured that these tax measures do not threaten other critical programs, I cannot support them.
Bill Richardson
#Money

We recognize that there are potential home heating oil shortages, ... We're concerned about natural gas too, both the prices and access and other issues.
Bill Richardson
#Home

The rivalry is there, but at the same time we're trying to help each other. It's just healthy competition.
Bill Richardson
#Competition

We applaud Southern Company for being a leader with corporate fleets giving their employees access to a cleaner means of transportation and for continuing the partnership in the federal fleet program,
Bill Richardson
#Company

New Mexico is launching a new era of opportunity that will bring with it high-wage jobs and economic growth, particularly for southern New Mexico, ... It is a cutting edge initiative that will help us continue to move our state forward.
Bill Richardson
#Growth

The President, in talking about freedom and democracy, is sparking a wave of very positive democratic sentiment that might help us override both Islamic fundamentalism that has formed in that region, and also some of the hatred for our policies of invading Iraq.
Bill Richardson
#American Politician #Democracy

We know that kids with quality early learning opportunities are more likely to graduate from high school, more likely to graduate from college, and more likely to earn higher income. And we know for every one dollar we invest in early education, we save seven dollars down the line in welfare, special education, and criminal justice costs. Our children deserve the chance for an early start on success.
Bill Richardson
#Kids

I'm also sending a message to the Congress and the American people that we will do everything we can to guard our nation's secrets.
Bill Richardson
#Congress

Carbon sequestration is a whole new area of energy-related research,
Bill Richardson
#Energy

We have been saying we need a home heating oil reserve, we've been saying that stocks are low, and we need (legislation) passed, ... We need the Congress to approve a reasonable trigger for releasing the oil in the reserve.
Bill Richardson
#Home

I believe they're sending signals of wanting to engage, ... Now there's a reprieve.
Bill Richardson
#Believe

I think it's unfair to blame President Bush here, ... What I would blame is the bureaucratic red tape throughout the system that is out of control with little credibility and way too turf-conscience. Rather than point fingers in blame, the state and the federal governments need to develop a new emergency system.
Bill Richardson
#Blame

I'm not going to blame the president, ... Our system is so bureaucratic that it's difficult to get things done.
Bill Richardson
#Blame

Iraq is pushing this issue to the brink and there's going to be some grave consequences.
Bill Richardson
#Consequences

Granted, it's not going to be enough, but I believe, with the sheriff's department of the four counties that I issued the executive order, overtime pay, additional staffing of $1.7 million dollars, I think we're going to do a lot better job,
Bill Richardson
#Believe

We want to engage the Chinese, we don't want to isolate them, ... We want to talk to them about nuclear non-proliferation, about warhead safety, about cooperation on science. We're not giving them extra technology, sensitive technology, nuclear information.
Bill Richardson
#Chinese

The president is committed to such a vision, introducing proposals to boost domestic production, spur energy efficiency and increase the use of alternative energy resources. We have extensive opportunities in the field of bio-energy,
Bill Richardson
#Efficiency

We will recover, ... This has been a tragedy for this community, but this community helped us win the Cold War, and we're going to stand very much behind them.
Bill Richardson
#Community

I don't believe that these profits that are being generated are being done without some kind of manipulation,
Bill Richardson
#Believe