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John Breaux Quotes

John Breaux
We don't suggest that because San Francisco citizens live on top of an earthquake fault that they should be moved, ... The question of whether New Orleans should be rebuilt, one of the great cities of this country, is not really a question in my mind.
John Breaux
#Citizens

John Breaux
San Francisco sits on an earthquake fault, ... So do you say: Move 'em all out of there?
John Breaux
#Earthquake

John Breaux
Tax cuts are fun to do. It's great to cut taxes, but it's not free. We've got to find a way to pay for them. The offsets that we have in this bill have already been used...I mean these offsets are as rare as a fat chicken running around Baghdad.
John Breaux
#Fun

John Breaux
Tax cuts are fun to do. It's great to cut taxes, but it's not free, ... We've got to find a way to pay for them. The offsets that we have in this bill have already been used...I mean these offsets are as rare as a fat chicken running around Baghdad.
John Breaux
#Fun

John Breaux
New Orleans looks like Baghdad underwater.
John Breaux
#Baghdad

John Breaux
a balanced piece of legislation that is truly reform.
John Breaux
#Legislation

John Breaux
People have been searching for the fountain of youth ever since Ponce de Leon, and will probably continue to do so for decades and generations into the future, ... Our job at this hearing is not to kill that hope and desire to remain youthful and healthy as long as possible, but rather the role of the committee is to try and help protect American citizens, particularly the elderly, who are preyed upon by modern-day snake oil salesmen.
John Breaux
#People

John Breaux
He has to give the speech of a lifetime. It's not just the most important speech for Al Gore, it's probably one of the most important speeches in the history of our country because what he says tonight is going to set the tone probably for the next four years. It's easy to give a victory speech, but it really tests ones character to give a concession speech.
John Breaux
#Speech

John Breaux
She'll know how to operate really well in the U.S. Senate. She comes in as a freshman, but she's not really a freshman,
John Breaux
#Senate

John Breaux
It's clear that their proposal is going to be vetoed and we end up with nothing, ... The American people don't want us to do nothing but they would like us to do something that's reasonable and I suggest about a $500 billion tax cut over 10 years.
John Breaux
#People

John Breaux
He lied to Sidney Blumenthal, but he did not instruct Sidney Blumenthal to go out and tell everybody in America about it,
John Breaux
#America

John Breaux
You can't have a law that says you have to have all votes in at 5 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and then another law that allows you to have a hand recount that obviously is going to take more than just 5 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. They're in conflict, so a court I think has to resolve that conflict.
John Breaux
#Law

John Breaux
It was acceptable because we never had problems with that arrangement. After September 11 everything has dramatically changed.
John Breaux
#Problems

John Breaux
Democrats fully participated in this process.
John Breaux
#Democrats

John Breaux
Believe me, I have.
John Breaux
#Believe

John Breaux
If they pass a bill close to what we support as a centrist group that obviously makes it more do-able over here (in the Senate), ... If they pass a 'Republican-only' bill, then nothing happens.
John Breaux
#Support

John Breaux
I object to you using words like squander and pork. What is pork in one part of the country is an essential project in another part.
John Breaux
#American Politician

John Breaux
I think both sides made a mistake from the very beginning on the issue of how to handle a $1 trillion surplus because both sides in effect said 'my way or no way,' and what we're going to end up with no way.
John Breaux
#Beginning

John Breaux
Both parties have taken a position of 'do it my way or don't do it at all.' Some people think that's a great political issue. I think we're arguing about failure,
John Breaux
#People

John Breaux
I put myself and all the members of Congress in the same boat of things that could have been done better.
John Breaux
#American Politician #Congress

John Breaux
We don't suggest that because San Francisco lies on top of an earthquake fault that it should be moved.
John Breaux
#American Politician #Lies And Lying

John Breaux
It's proper and appropriate to remind the Chinese about what they get out of solid relations with the United States.
John Breaux
#American Politician #United States

John Breaux
The most important speech of this election is ... going to be given by the loser when they concede because it will set the tone for the next four years,
John Breaux
#Speech

John Breaux
I've had feelers put out to me by low-level people in the Bush organization, mostly campaign-type people, asking if I would be interested in serving.
John Breaux
#People

John Breaux
where do you get the money to pay for it?
John Breaux
#Money

John Breaux
It means, ... that the fear factor is gone.
John Breaux
#Fear

John Breaux
[That's why a tax-reform commission appointed by President Bush is looking for a way to repeal the dreaded tax. Yet the panel, which is due to complete its work Nov. 1, is coming to grips with a much tougher question: In an era of already-big federal budget deficits, how will it make up the money the Treasury will lose if the AMT is repealed.] We have a concept of where we want to go, ... We just don't have the details.
John Breaux
#Reform