(7H) 3/6/14

“I’m not a socialist—the answer would be no”

“Contrary to the claims of some of my critics, I am an ardent believer in the free market. I believe businesses like yours are the engines of economic growth in this country. You create jobs.”

“I am a Christian”

“I am my brothers keeper” (see below)

“Our individual salvation always depends on our collective salvation.”

“We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Jewish nation, or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

“I don’t think my church is actually particularly controversial”.

“ I have know Rev. Wright for almost 20 years.. His comments certainly don’t portray accurately my values and beliefs.”

“I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger divisive backward-looking rehetoric.”

“This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicage who I know.”

“The only involvement I’ve had with ACORN was I represented them alongside the US justice dept in making Illinois implement a Motor Voter Law.”

“What she meant was, this is the first time that she’s been proud of the politics of America.’

“The constitution is not a static but rather a living document and must be read in the co9ntext of an ever-changing world.”

“My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to insure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation and collaboration.”

“When there’s a bill that winds up on my desk you the public will have five days to find out what’s in it before I sign it, so that you know what your government’s doing.”

“If you are a lobbyist entering my administration, you will not be able to work on matters you lobbied on, or in the agencies you lobbied during he previous two years.”

“Absolutely we need earmark reform. And when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.”

“I will listen to you, especially when we disagree.”

“For what we are facing is no less than a potential corporate takeover of our elections. And what is at stake is no less than the integrity of our democracy.”

“Then you’ve got the GOP plan, which is, let’s have dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance.”

“Barrack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government.”

“The stimulus law will create or save 3.5 million jobs, and “a new wave of innovation, activity and construction will be unleashed across America”, that will bring ‘real and lasting change for generations to come.’”

“We began by passing a Recovery Act that already saved or created over 150,000 jobs.”

“That’s why today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office.”

“We’ve got shovel-ready projects all across the country that governors and mayors are pleading to fund. And the minute we can get those investments in to state level, jobs are going to be created.”

“American taxpayers are now positioned to recover more than my administratin invested in GM, and that’s a good thins”

“Yesterday Jim, the head of Cat, said that if Congress passes our plan this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.”

“Cash for Clunkers has been successful beyond anybody’s imagination.”

“Chrysler has repaid every dime and more of what it owes the American taxpayer from the investment we made during my watch.”

“The stimulus spending law is a plan that rewards responsibility lifting two million Americans form poverty by ensuring that anyone who works hard does not have to raise a child below the poverty line.”

“Middle class families shouldn’t pay higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires. That’s pretty straightforward. Its hard to argue against that.”

“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan no family making less that $250,000.00 a year will see any form of tax increase.”

“And through this housing plan, we will help between 7 and 9 million families restructure or refinance their mortgages so they can afford—avoid foreclosure.”

“They wanted a border fence. Well that fence is now basically complete.”

“Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and your tool your kid out to get ice cream you can be harassed. That’s something that could potentially happen.”

“There are also those who claim that our health care reform efforts would insure illegal immigrants. That too is false.”

“90% of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the US.”

“I think that I would have preferred a gradual adjustment.”

“But here’s the thing about oil. We have about 2 maybe 3% of the world’s proven oil reserves. We use 25% of the world’s oil, so thin about it. Even if we doubled the amount of oil that we produce we’d still be short by a factor of 5.”

“We are drilling at record pace. If you start hearting this ‘drill baby drill’ we’re doing that tell me something new.”

“Our environment is sager because of you. Our country is stronger because of you,. Our future is brighter because of you.” (EPA)

“We’ll invest $15 billion a year over the next decade in renewable energy creating five million new green jobs.”

“Now because of these new standards for cars and trucks over time, that saves you a typical family about $8000.00 a year…$8000.00 that’s no joke.”

“I knew that WV struggles with unemployment. That’s part of the reason why I’ve said that t we need a comprehensive energy policy that sets us up for a long tem future. For example, nobody has been a bigger promoter of clean coal technology than I am.”

“I believe that marriage is the union between man and womam.”

“I would have been completely in support of the federal bill that everybody supported that you should provide assistance to any infant that was born—even if it was as a consequence of an induced abortion.”

“This is not just about 47 million Americans who don’t have any health insurance at all.”

“I will never forget my won mother, as she fought cancer in her final months, having to worry about whether her insurance would refuse to pay for her treatment.”

“No that’s not true George. For us to say that you’ve got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase. I absolutely reject that notion.”

“Death panels? It is a lie, plain and simple.”

“What are not legitimate concerns are those being put forward claiming a public option is somehow a Trojan horse for a singe-payer system.”

“I have pledged that health insurance freeform will not add on dime to our deficit over the next decade, and I mean it.”

“So I just want too assure, we’re not talking about cutting Medicare benefits.”

“Here’s a guarantee that I have made. If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance.”

“So I just want to assure, we’re not talking about cutting Medicare benefits.”

“Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions.”

“I have a health care plan that would save the average family $2,500.00 on their premiums”.

“When you hear people saying, ‘socialized medicine, ‘understand that I do no know anybody in Washington who is proposing that—certainly not me.”

“Nearly 99% of all women have relied on contraception at some point in their lives—99%.”

“Under our plan, federal conscience laws will remain in place.”

“The detention facilities at gitmo for individuals covered by this order shall be closed as soon as practicable, and on later than one year form the date of this order.”

“No US administration has done more in support of Israel’s security than ours. None.”

“Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel, and it must remain undivided.”

“And throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds, the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”

“It is our intenetion to assure those who carried out their duties relying in good faith upon legal advice form the DOJ that they will not be subject to prosecution.”
“We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the president of Honduras, the democratically elected president there.”

“The fear and anger that 9/11 provoked was understandable, but in some cases, it led us to act contrary to our ideals. We are taking concrete actions to change course. I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the US.”

“I sent them a jobs bill because these bridges don’t work. They still said no.”

“The Romney-Ryan plan will end Medicare as we know it because they’d turn it into a voucher system.”

“Nobody accused Mr. Romney of being a felon.”

“The American auto industry has come roaring back and GM’s number one again.”

“I believe the second amendment guarantees an individuals the right to bear arms.”

“They made it up, about work and welfare.”

“Saving this country form a great depression, saving the auto industry, and saving health care.”


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