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This certainly is a good step. That is a pretty strong investment by the federal government to create new markets … In terms of the auto industry, they are greatly appreciative of anything that encourages these technologies.
Brett Smith Permalink
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By using Social Security trust fund dollars to pay for tax cuts and other government spending, the administration significantly understates the true fiscal imbalance of the country.
Kent Conrad Permalink
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Leo Tolstoy
Government is an association of men who do violence to the rest of us.
Leo Tolstoy Permalink
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I just don't think businesses spend money like that just in the interest of good government and helping people get their ideas out. I think they're looking for a return on their investment. They're shopping in this case for a governor -- somebody willing to give them access.
Ben Wilcox Permalink
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We will not supply gas to the national grid until the government settles our bills.
Brian Adolph Permalink
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Albert Einstein
In a healthy nation there is a kind of dramatic balance between the will of the people and the government, which prevents its degeneration into tyranny.
Albert Einstein Permalink
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For the last 14 months we have been pumping gas to the national grid but the government is not paying our dues.
Brian Adolph Permalink
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This new fund addresses the immediate requirement for the science, pharmaceutical, and government sectors to close significant gaps in global public health preparedness.
Brook Byers Permalink
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Kurt Vonnegut
We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms. Only in superstition is there hope. If you want to become a friend of civilization, then become an enemy of the truth and a fanatic for harmless balderdash.
Kurt Vonnegut Permalink
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John Adams
While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill - little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago.
John Adams Permalink
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We wanted an overall leader and a person who brings a full knowledge of government, both from the state level on down through the local level, to our staff.
Brian Anderson Permalink
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The season was to end with the patriotic song "Stars and Stripes Forever." Possibly, another reason is not that the concerts are not as important to the city as they had been, there just are not enough patriots left with enough money to pay and listen to it.
Joe Sinagra Permalink
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P. J. O'Rourke
Social Security is a government program with a constituency made up of the old, the near old and those who hope or fear to grow old. After 215 years of trying, we have finally discovered a special interest that includes 100 percent of the population. Now we can vote ourselves rich.
P. J. O'Rourke Permalink
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No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.
Thomas Jefferson Permalink
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One single object...[will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.
Thomas Jefferson Permalink
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From our perspective, this has worked very well. People have concerns about contractors working side by side with government workers. If you are going to conduct business today, that is the model you will see.
Larry Allen Permalink
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Christopher Shays
Sadly, when it comes to diagnosis, treatment and research for Gulf War veterans, we find the federal government too often has a tin ear, a cold heart and a closed mind.
Christopher Shays Permalink
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Lee Iacocca
One of the things the government can't do is run anything. The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads, and both of them are bankrupt.
Lee Iacocca Permalink
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We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
Wendell Phillips Permalink
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We will resolve these matters through dialogue when we are in government. All I can say is no police officer will lose his job and no police salary will be cut.
Ismail Haniyeh Permalink
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Herbert Hoover
When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned.
Herbert Hoover Permalink
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Scientists. What will not stop this from happening is government oversight.
Zach Hall Permalink
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Stephen Harper
All too often we hear stories of veterans who are ignored or disrespected by government. What a shameful way to treat men and women who risked their lives to defend Canada. This shame will end with the election of a new government.
Stephen Harper Permalink
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Brian Bishop
We're being approached by four parties to do Hurricane Katrina relief. If we could get the government to commit to a reasonable number of buildings, like 5,000, which is a drop in the bucket as to what they need, then we would build a plant (in the storm-affected area) at our own expense, and we would hire and train people from Louisiana and Mississippi to operate it.
Brian Bishop Permalink
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George Bernard Shaw
Government is not every body's job. It is a highly skilled vocation.
George Bernard Shaw Permalink
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Local government needs to respect people's rights. There's a backlash when people see government regulations infringing on those rights.
Dan Wood Permalink
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the obligation of the government to protect the public health, safety, morals and general welfare.
Allan Wolf Permalink
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Voters are saying that they want someone capable of operating a government, someone who is steady at the helm. And considering the challenge to the city right now, I don't think that's a fact that should surprise anyone.
Brian Brox Permalink
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Jonathan Davis
Clinton was saying that the school-killings in Colorado were connected with rock music, but that is stupid. The government needed to blame it on something and rock seemed to be the easiest target.
Jonathan Davis Permalink
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people are saying that Saddam is going to try the occupation, Saddam is going to try the government, but really we are not afraid of that. I don't think that even the US or Britain are afraid of this.
Hoshyar Zebari Permalink
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