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Tom Daschle Quotes

Tom Daschle
We were told that it was a very strong form of anthrax, a very potent form of anthrax that clearly was produced by somebody who knew what he or she was doing.
Tom Daschle
#Anthrax

Tom Daschle
Republicans claim they want to support civil rights. We want to give them ample opportunity to demonstrate that.
Tom Daschle
#Civil Rights

Tom Daschle
I think it is fair to say that there is a growing number of economists that question the stimulus,
Tom Daschle
#Economists

Tom Daschle
Literally minutes before the Senate cast its vote, the administration sought to add the words 'in the United States and' after 'appropriate force' in the agreed-upon text. This last-minute change would have given the president broad authority to exercise expansive powers not just overseas -- where we all understood he wanted authority to act -- but right here in the United States , potentially against American citizens . I could see no justification for Congress to accede to this extraordinary request for additional authority. I refused.
Tom Daschle
#Senate

Tom Daschle
to restore his credibility and authority.
Tom Daschle
#Authority

Tom Daschle
On September 14th, we voted unanimously to send our troops into action against the perpetrators of the cowardly and heinous attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. That was our constitutional duty, and it is one that none of us takes lightly,
Tom Daschle
#Action

Tom Daschle
He has invested an inordinate amount of his personal credibility, work and effort to get to this point,
Tom Daschle
#Credibility

Tom Daschle
I cannot recall a time when the gap between the demands we place on our soldiers and the thanks we offer them once they return home has been wider.
Tom Daschle
#Soldiers

Tom Daschle
Diversity in education is not a waste of time. It should be a national goal, and it's a goal we're going to keep fighting for.
Tom Daschle
#Diversity

Tom Daschle
There's a right way and a wrong way to cut taxes. The Republican tax cuts reward the few, our tax cuts invest in the future,
Tom Daschle
#Republican

Tom Daschle
But now a memo forecasts administration plans for billions of dollars of cuts to America's veterans, schools, health care, homeland defense, worker-training programs and medical research,
Tom Daschle
#Health

Tom Daschle
There is a great deal of common ground here as we consider our priorities. I'm hopeful that we can work together to accomplish as much as possible in the short time that we have,
Tom Daschle
#Priorities

Tom Daschle
I was struck by how vacant the galleries were and so few seniors citizens looking down, ... What you saw instead were lobbyists packing the halls. They will do well. Our seniors will not, and that is why the fight will go on.
Tom Daschle
#Citizens

Tom Daschle
Their plan leaves nothing for Medicare -- not one penny. It explodes in costs just as the Baby Boomers start to retire and Medicare and Social Security come under pressure. It fails to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pay down our debt, to prepare for this coming demographic tidal wave,
Tom Daschle
#Babies

Tom Daschle
given the circumstances, the environment, the sense that we were responding to 9/11, and all of the urgency that was created by the rhetoric and cajoling of the administration.
Tom Daschle
#Circumstances

Tom Daschle
Before we make commitments in resources, I think we need to have a clear understanding of what the direction will be,
Tom Daschle
#Direction

Tom Daschle
The most important piece of this package is unemployment and health benefits for unemployed workers, ... Nothing more important.
Tom Daschle
#Health

Tom Daschle
Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people.
Tom Daschle
#American Politician

Tom Daschle
This last-minute change would have given the president broad authority to exercise expansive powers not just overseas -- where we all understood he wanted authority to act -- but right here in the United States, potentially against American citizens.
Tom Daschle
#Authority

Tom Daschle
Last week the Bush administration warned that America is at greater risk of a major terrorist attack than at any time since September 11th,
Tom Daschle
#America

Tom Daschle
If the stories in the media over the past week are accurate, the president has exercised authority that I do not believe is granted to him in the Constitution, and that I know is not granted to him in the law that I helped negotiate with his counsel and that Congress approved in the days after September 11.
Tom Daschle
#Authority

Tom Daschle
The new Republican leader in the Senate must do more now than merely disavow Sen. Lott's words,
Tom Daschle
#Republican

Tom Daschle
This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that we are now forced to war.
Tom Daschle
#American Politician #Diplomacy

Tom Daschle
I don't know that anyone in this country could view what we've seen so far as a diplomatic success,
Tom Daschle
#Country

Tom Daschle
saddened that this president failed so miserably at diplomacy that we're now forced to war.
Tom Daschle
#Diplomacy

Tom Daschle
As a veteran, there is no question that I stand strongly with the troops,
Tom Daschle
#Troops

Tom Daschle
a great leader for our country because what he's saying is, you know, with all due respect, we don't think that this is right for our nation.
Tom Daschle
#Country

Tom Daschle
wanted to veto the defense bill, go ahead.
Tom Daschle
#Defense

Tom Daschle
It's way past time to close this gap,
Tom Daschle
#Past