53 Total Quotes

Dick Armey Quotes

After months of lies, the president has given millions of people around the world reason to doubt that he has sent Americans into battle for the right reasons, ... The fact that Americans are expressing these doubts shows that the president is losing his ability to lead. If the president refuses to resign for the sake of the nation, I believe he should be impeached and face Senate trial.
Dick Armey
#Doubt

Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.
Dick Armey
#American Politician #Children

The Republicans want local control and management of our schools, the president and the Democrats want Washington mandates. That's really what it's all about,
Dick Armey
#Control

The suspicion some people have about the president's motives in this attack is itself a powerful argument for impeachment, ... After months of lies, the president has given millions of people around the world reason to doubt that he has sent Americans into battle for the right reasons.
Dick Armey
#Motives

trying to fit the president's details into our principles, and it's a very difficult fit to be made. But I think we can get there.
Dick Armey
#Principles

We will set aside more money for Social Security than what the president did in his budget; there's not a doubt about it.
Dick Armey
#Money

It was a well run race. It was a race of enthusiasm and energy and commitment to principles to which we all have a good subscription. ... I feel that in the process I have been provided an even more keenly honed opportunity to learn and understand the needs and the interests of this majority.
Dick Armey
#Commitment

a concession, not an apology, that appeared to be a cold calculation designed to protect himself...
Dick Armey
#Apology

My own view would be to let Saddam bluster, let him rant and rave all he wants. As long as he behaves himself within his own borders, we should not be addressing any attack or resources against him.
Dick Armey
#American Politician

Whatever happens, it will take years to repair the damage President Clinton has done to his office and his country,
Dick Armey
#Country

It's going to be tougher and tougher to get the votes (in the House) if China doesn't quit threatening Taiwan.
Dick Armey
#China

The president accepted our parameters -- not touching Social Security, not raising taxes,
Dick Armey
#Security

I do think he presents a new model for us on the campaign trail with his natural enthusiasm and optimism, ... George Bush is going to demonstrate a new axiom: Good manners make good politics.
Dick Armey
#Enthusiasm

This country, at this time, when our needs are so great, will not tolerate a do-nothing Senate. And he needs to get that message,
Dick Armey
#Country

Spike Lee is obviously more stupid than anyone can be by accident.
Dick Armey
#American Politician

This is a big deal, ... My wife and I sat in our home and we watched those young men get slaughtered on the streets of Mogadishu in the absence of a plan. It broke our heart.
Dick Armey
#Home

No American wants to go to war, ... But the president's proven leadership has shown that the conflict may be our only option to defend freedom.
Dick Armey
#Conflict

I believe that we need more, not less, tax relief to pull this struggling economy out of its nose dive, and will work to ensure that the final package gets the surplus out of Washington and into the pockets of taxpaying Americans,
Dick Armey
#Economy

Tom DeLay has not even engaged in a formal vote count,
Dick Armey
#Delay

We can't be constrained to the $1.6 trillion package that the Bush people put together a year ago...we can do more.
Dick Armey
#People

Until we receive your commitment to follow through on their rhetorical offerings, we shall not treat these overtures as serious and will continue our efforts to force action on the daily floor proceedings until such time as we secure your personal confirmation on a fair and timely consideration on this important matter.
Dick Armey
#Commitment

stay focused on the singular question: Is taxing marriage appropriate?
Dick Armey
#Marriage

What we're not willing to do is to get ourselves into some complex negotiation with the White House where they initiate some increase in spending ... We just don't believe that is a dignified process,
Dick Armey
#Negotiation

We're not at liberty to tell you anything that was said in there. If I tell you I'd have to kill ya, and I don't want to do that,
Dick Armey
#Liberty

This is an important issues that requires a much more dignified response from this Congress than what it is getting on the floor today,
Dick Armey
#Congress

every year there is that magic moment when everybody says we can agree. That moment is at hand. We do not want to deny our members the opportunity to seize that moment.
Dick Armey
#Magic

Although a federal department might claim to be Year 2000 'compliant,' the claim hasn't been independently tested, ... That's like children being able to grade their own tests and everyone getting a perfect score.
Dick Armey
#Children

My flat tax proposal is still alive and well with the American people and it's on its way to becoming the law of the land before I retire from Congress,
Dick Armey
#People

Our current tax system is broken.
Dick Armey
#American Politician