118 Total Quotes

Dennis Hastert Quotes

Dennis Hastert
Congress will not use Social Security as a pot of gold to fund foreign aid,
Dennis Hastert
#Congress

Dennis Hastert
The United States of America is prosperous and free. But storm clouds gather on our horizon. Our national security is challenged by the continued malfeasance of Saddam Hussein. Our economic security is challenged by a growing worldwide recession. Our future is bedeviled by too many schools that perform poorly and by a Social Security system in need of reform. The President has the responsibility to tell us his thoughts on how to confront these growing problems,
Dennis Hastert
#America

Dennis Hastert
The United States of America is prosperous and free. But storm clouds gather on our horizon. Our national security is challenged by the continued malfeasance of Saddam Hussein. Our economic security is challenged by a growing worldwide recession. Our future is bedeviled by too many schools that perform poorly and by a Social Security system in need of reform,
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#America

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It is something that will help the economy.
Dennis Hastert
#Economy

Dennis Hastert
We want to make sure that we support our troops that are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We will not retreat,
Dennis Hastert
#Afghanistan

Dennis Hastert
Our problem was an embarrassment of riches. In many cases, we found three or four people qualified to play the role of chairman,
Dennis Hastert
#Embarrassment

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I also think there has to be real guidance, ... So they can rule and tell people and give them guidance before they take a trip about what's right and what's acceptable.
Dennis Hastert
#Guidance

Dennis Hastert
This Congress is serious about doing everything we can to help local, state and federal officials respond to this crisis,
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#Congress

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I think Tom Reynolds may have been talking about what his feelings are, ... Social Security is something very important. It's something we've talked about doing, and when we decide to move forward we'll let the press know.
Dennis Hastert
#Feelings

Dennis Hastert
There's legislation that we want to get done, ... Unless politics completely obfuscates the ability to get things done, we're going to stay here.
Dennis Hastert
#Ability

Dennis Hastert
It's a good blueprint for America's future, ... We're also pleased this Congress can get its work done.
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#Congress

Dennis Hastert
Well, there's a lot of types of tax cuts in the menu ... Some people are talking about an across-the-board tax cut, there's marriage penalty, there's reduction for earnings test and seniors and Social Security. There's a lot of things that we're looking at and I think whatever we do will be part of a mix.
Dennis Hastert
#People

Dennis Hastert
The American people want us to go to work. They want us to produce good policy, ... The ability for us to save Social Security and Medicare in the future, the ability to give American workers and working families more of their money so that they can keep it in their pocket instead of giving it to the tax collectors.
Dennis Hastert
#Ability

Dennis Hastert
His theory fails a basic test of real economics,
Dennis Hastert
#Economy

Dennis Hastert
I am proud of our president, our troops, and our allies, ... Yes, we are fighting to preserve our national security. But we are also fighting to preserve the universal ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Dennis Hastert
#Fighting

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[There are] some real tough questions to ask, ... How do you go about rebuilding this city? What precautions do you take?
Dennis Hastert
#Ask

Dennis Hastert
Whatever we do, before putting in billions of dollars, let's make sure lives are not put in jeopardy,
Dennis Hastert
#Billions

Dennis Hastert
I know that the news of dismal economic forecasts and the layoffs in the technology sector has some people in the industry worried,
Dennis Hastert
#News

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provides for common sense tax relief in the future. We have the largest surplus in history, which means the taxpayers are being overcharged.
Dennis Hastert
#Common Sense

Dennis Hastert
I think we're in pretty good shape, ... It may be a very tight majority, but it's going to be a majority.
Dennis Hastert
#Majority

Dennis Hastert
We need to let our people speak. We need to debate those issues and then we let the best ideas win, ... Right now, we believe the American people stand behind us. They want to see us preserve Social Security, they want us to keep the budget balanced and we're going to do our level best to do it.
Dennis Hastert
#Debate

Dennis Hastert
[Taking a dig at the Democratic convention theme of] Stronger at Home, Respected Around the World, ... In order to be respected around the world you have to have the courage to stand up for America.
Dennis Hastert
#Home

Dennis Hastert
We support common-sense legislation that keeps guns out of the hands of unsupervised children,
Dennis Hastert
#Children

Dennis Hastert
Senators and House members, Democrats and Republicans will stand shoulder-to-shoulder to fight this evil that has perpetrated on this nation, ... We will stand together to make sure that those who have brought forth this evil deed will pay the price.
Dennis Hastert
#Democrats

Dennis Hastert
We're at a deadlock with a couple of people in the Senate who know everything, ... So we have to do what we have to do to make this work and kick the can down the road for another fight.
Dennis Hastert
#People

Dennis Hastert
This Colombian aid package is an investment in our future -- a future free from the scourge of drugs,
Dennis Hastert
#Drugs

Dennis Hastert
This bill lets our nation fight back by renewing important provisions that allow information sharing among government agencies and increased penalties for those who commit terrorist crimes. It strikes the right balance between protecting lives and liberty,
Dennis Hastert
#Government

Dennis Hastert
Working people are bearing the brunt of the EPA's inaction,
Dennis Hastert
#Inaction

Dennis Hastert
Today, America mourns the loss of a woman who changed our nation,
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#America

Dennis Hastert
It is nonsense for the Attorney General to say she had no more options,
Dennis Hastert
#Nonsense