49 Total Quotes

Max Baucus Quotes

The Social Security trust fund is in pretty good shape today and we should not embark upon risky, dangerous schemes which will, in fact, undermine Social Security, such as privatization.
Max Baucus
#American Politician

Global overcapacity in steel production can no longer be ignored. Foreign governments' intervention in steel markets has had a devastating impact on the U.S. industry.
Max Baucus
#American Politician

The Senate is a remarkable institution. It is unique. There is no other body, no other political body, no other democratic legislature in the world quite like the U.S. Senate.
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#American Politician #Body

Privatizing Social Security will take dollars out of young folks' pockets. If this proposal moves forward, workers today will not only see their benefits drastically reduced when they are ready to retire, but they will also bear the brunt of trillions of dollars added to the national debt because of this plan.
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#Security

There are significant human rights abuses in China. In some areas, the situation is worse today than in the past. In other areas, there have been improvements. We will recognize the latter, and be critical of the former.
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#American Politician #Human Rights

Chairman Roth's done a good job of trying to bring competing plans together, ... This is the first major good news I've seen in some time.
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#News

I'm inclined to vote for Roberts unless something else comes up. It's a close call.
Max Baucus
#American Politician

It is pretty hard to find the right result to a controversial issue.
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#American Politician

I think I can speak for every Senator, saying that he or she ran for the Senate because we want to help make this a better place; that is, we want to help our States and help America.
Max Baucus
#American Politician

Now is not the time to open the border to receive Canadian beef down to the United States.
Max Baucus
#American Politician

The administration's attempt to keep us from selling agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage. Cuba is not a threat. That is why we must do more to open Cuba - not less.
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#American Politician

Privatizing Social Security will take dollars out of young folks' pockets.
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#American Politician #Security

Good for you, Gov. Blanco, ... This is not about blame, this is about how we get this job done. I appreciate your response.
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#Blame

The future is so uncertain. And each passing year, it is more difficult to operate other bases compared to ours.
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#Future

People just need cash,
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#People

You're entitled to Medicaid regardless of your income. Don't worry about your health care.
Max Baucus
#American Politician #Health

These people need help. They need to know Congress is doing something, too.
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#Congress

I couldn't be prouder of Harold Sutton, folks in Billings and people across Montana for the way they've risen to the challenge of helping with the Katrina relief effort,
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#People

I'm traveling to the disaster area in person because I want to help out in any way I can, ... Our relief package is one more way Americans can come together to help our friends and neighbors on the Gulf Coast.
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#Disaster

We've cleared the next to the last hurdle. I would be very surprised if the Congress didn't sign off on the this plan, but we must continue to ride herd to make sure that it does.
Max Baucus
#Congress

We must do all we can to help the relief effort, ... We are just now beginning to realize the scale of this tragedy.
Max Baucus
#Beginning

President Bush likes to say that trade is for everyone, and that we all share the benefits -- including workers .... This amendment presented the president with the perfect opportunity to show a real commitment to those priorities. But he let the opportunity pass him by.
Max Baucus
#Trade

The recovery of the Gulf Coast region will take years to complete.
Max Baucus
#American Politician

What Hurricane Katrina destroyed in hours will take years to rebuild, ... The public expects the government to be careful with taxpayer dollars and put them to use in a smart and practical manner.
Max Baucus
#Government

Judge Roberts has assured me personally that he has a healthy respect for precedent and the hard-won rights of Americans.
Max Baucus
#American Politician

We're not making much progress.
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#Progress