25 Total Quotes

Gene Sperling Quotes

You can't want reform more than a country itself does.
Gene Sperling
#Country

If you care about progress in market opening, you are going to have to have more ambitious compacts for sharing the downside costs as well as the benefits of open trade, ... As economists, we talk about how the benefits of lower prices are broadly shared. But the costs are very heavily concentrated.
Gene Sperling
#Progress

We're not gonna put WTO conditions on China that have never been put on any other country before.
Gene Sperling
#Country

We're in a very deep hole on job market, ... We've had a couple of steps in the right direction, but we have a lot farther to dig ourselves out.
Gene Sperling
#Direction

In the last three months, the economic performance was disappointing for middle-class families and below expectations -- the results that have become the norm for the economy under President Bush.
Gene Sperling
#Class

I think there's a few tough nuts left to crack.
Gene Sperling
#Crack

but I'm actually quite confident that we will iron it out and ? that we will have a more formal agreement quite soon.
Gene Sperling
#Agreement

President Bush takes the credit for a 'shallow recession,' he denies any responsibility for an even 'more shallow' economic recovery.
Gene Sperling
#Responsibility

We're all continuing to focus like a laser beam on the economy. And that means not sitting around and patting yourself on the back because unemployment and inflation rates are low.
Gene Sperling
#Economy

It's targeted toward people on welfare for a long time. It is not likely to just reward companies for people they would have hired anyway, but rather to provide those companies who are trying to do the right thing.
Gene Sperling
#People

A tax cut that is $800 billion or $500 billion is an irresponsible tax cut that would threaten our ability to pay down the debt, secure Medicare, Social Security and education, ... Fox News Sunday.
Gene Sperling
#Ability

This is about fiscal discipline and first things first,
Gene Sperling
#Discipline

You guys are shameless, ... Fox News Sunday.
Gene Sperling
#News

What does it say about their priorities and their values that they tax the poorest families ... as their preferred solution to escape the budgetary mess they created for themselves.
Gene Sperling
#Priorities

If you want to look at who is criticizing their economic plan, the most powerful criticisms came (Sunday) from Republicans Warren Rudman and Pete Peterson -- who rightfully noted that voters should beware of the technical voodoo and rosy scenarios and large increases in the deficit that we are about to see.
Gene Sperling
#Republicans

If you look at what is clearly in their plans, it will cost a lot of money. We have not seen the details and ... are claiming that by all accounts it is being paid for with the largest amount of gimmicks, supply side growth, and double counting in history.
Gene Sperling
#Money

It would be better to do nothing and pay down $100 billion of our national debt than to sign a large and irresponsible tax cut that would signal to the world that the era of fiscal discipline in the United States is over, ... Meet The Press.
Gene Sperling
#Debt

There's unquestionably been some very real differences of opinion on areas that we think are critical to regaining economic strength in the region, and we'll speak candidly and frankly to those individual matters.
Gene Sperling
#Strength

Let's keep our economy strong, let's keep our interest rates low. That's the smart thing to do. And, if things work out better in the future, then we'll have more money for a tax cut, ... Late Edition.
Gene Sperling
#Economy

The president is very much looking forward to his visit here, to speaking to the people of Seattle, to the people of the United States.
Gene Sperling
#People

The president is saying through his plan that by saving instead of squandering the surpluses brought on by our discipline and prosperity, we can address much of our long-term retirement challenge in a way that lifts that burden off our children and grandchildren.
Gene Sperling
#Discipline

We've always understood that once you've agreed on the size and principles of the tax cut, you have to compromise with both Republican and Democratic members of Congress as to its composition.
Gene Sperling
#Compromise

They're trying to turn their focus on cuts to important domestic programs that weren't even part of the problem.
Gene Sperling
#Focus

I would say the question is not whether we're going to have growth or productivity, because I believe we will have both, but whether or not that will lead to a strengthening of the middle class or a hollowing out of the middle class.
Gene Sperling
#Growth

A down payment by the United States of $1 billion would provide further momentum. This down payment would make it possible for more than 10 million children to go to school and ensure that our country is contributing at least as much as the United Kingdom.
Gene Sperling
#United States