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Joseph Lieberman
Opportunity means advancing American values in the world by protecting human rights, meeting human needs, and opening global markets.
Joseph Lieberman
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I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai Stevenson
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Howard Dean
Not one Republican president has balanced the budget in 34 years. You can not trust republicans with your money.
Howard Dean
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Barack Obama, Jr.
Community colleges play an important role in helping people transition between careers by providing the retooling they need to take on a new career.
Barack Obama, Jr.
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No one should be denied the opportunity to get an education and increase their earning potential based solely on their inability to pay for a college education.
Bobby Scott
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The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.
Bobby Scott
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Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime.
Bobby Scott
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Unequal funding resources also results in unequal educational opportunity when you consider studies that show that one half of low income students who are qualified to attend college do not attend because they can't afford to.
Bobby Scott
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The most money we have ever been able to get appropriated for the juvenile justice bills was $55 million a year, about one-tenth of what was necessary.
Bobby Scott
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In the Brown decision, the United States Supreme Court unanimously struck down the legal and moral footing of racially segregated public education in this country.
Bobby Scott
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Obviously, there has to be a profound change in direction. Otherwise, interest on the national debt will start eating up virtually every penny that we have.
Bobby Scott
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We can fight Big Industry.
Bobby Scott
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When you run up this kind of deficit, we talk about increasing the debt limit, but one thing you have to do is pay interest on all of that debt.
Bobby Scott
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The Federal prison population has increased more than 7-fold over the past 20 years.
Bobby Scott
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We can be more inclusive.
Bobby Scott
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While we must ensure that these dangerous new drugs and precursors do not get in the hands of children or others who would use them improperly, we must also be aware that these same drugs have legitimate uses.
Bobby Scott
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We can play politics, or we can reduce crime.
Bobby Scott
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It is imperative, therefore, that we continue to recognize that a strong academic foundation is necessary for all students emerging from high school.
Bobby Scott
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Each year over 2,500 commercial vessels enter the Port of Hampton Roads alone, so adequate funding for port security is a significant issue for those of us who live in Richmond and Hampton Roads.
Bobby Scott
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Benjamin Franklin
The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either.
Benjamin Franklin
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The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled.
Bobby Scott
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Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments.
Bobby Scott
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Unfortunately, the elimination of incentives such as parole, good time credits and funding for college courses, means that fewer inmates participate in and excel in literacy, education, treatment and other development programs.
Bobby Scott
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There is nothing Federal about local volunteer fire departments.
Bobby Scott
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We have to change directions back to the period of time when we made the tough choices, eliminated the deficit and created the surplus.
Bobby Scott
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We live in an information and knowledge-based economy.
Bobby Scott
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Benjamin Franklin
It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
Benjamin Franklin
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It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global economy without a college degree.
Bobby Scott
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The first year of the Bush administration we used up all of the surplus and ended up just with the Social Security and Medicare surplus, and each year worse than the year before.
Bobby Scott
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I think we should worry about Social Security first and then tax cuts second.
Bobby Scott
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