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Bobby Scott Quotes

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The Federal prison population has increased more than
7-fold over the past 20 years.
- Bobby Scott

There is nothing Federal about local volunteer fire departments.
- Bobby Scott

So, the struggle for equal educational opportunity continues.
- Bobby Scott

We can be more inclusive.
- Bobby Scott

 

If we increase spending, we have got to raise taxes or any combination.
- Bobby Scott

We live in an information and knowledge-based economy.
- Bobby Scott

I think we should worry about Social Security first
and then tax cuts second.
- Bobby Scott

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The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.
- Bobby Scott

It is difficult to overstate the importance of the Civil Rights Act.
- Bobby Scott

We can fight Big Industry.
- Bobby Scott

We can play politics, or we can reduce crime.
- Bobby Scott

We can continue our progress as a Nation toward the
promise that all people are created equal and that
our Nation will treat every person in that spirit.
- Bobby Scott

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

Mandatory minimums have been shown to be discriminatory
and waste the taxpayers' money.
- Bobby Scott

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

One of the problems with even suggesting that purpose
of a Federal law is for law enforcement officers to
assist in protecting the public outside their jurisdictions
is that it may give them encouragement or even a sense of obligation to do so.
- Bobby Scott

These funds will ensure that ports will be able to
pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans
against terrorist attacks from our seaports.
- Bobby Scott

Today, education is perhaps the most important function
of state and local governments.
- Bobby Scott

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

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

While there are many obstacles that deter students from going to college,
finances by no means should be the deciding factor.
- Bobby Scott

The destinies of the two races in this country are
indissolubly linked together,
and the interests of both require that the common government
of all shall not permit the seeds of race hate to be
planted under the sanction of law.
- Bobby Scott

Present law has a process to ascertain whether or not
a patient is in a persistent vegetative state,
and it should not matter what politicians think.
- Bobby Scott

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

Studies have shown that inmate participation in education,
vocational and job training, prison work skills development,
drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs,
all reduce recidivism, significantly.
- Bobby Scott

And what is needed to prevent them from joining gangs
was ample recreation for boys as well as girls,
jobs and internships for training and money,
and assistance to allow their families to live in decent homes.
- Bobby Scott

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

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

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

It is virtually impossible to compete in today's global
economy without a college degree.
- Bobby Scott

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

The promise of equal educational opportunity envisioned
by the Brown decision remains unfulfilled.
- Bobby Scott

In fact, the Harvard study data indicates that 70 percent
of African American children attend schools that are
predominately African American,
about the same level as in 1968 when Dr. King died.
- Bobby Scott

Another example of the educational inequality is the
current debate over publicly financed school vouchers
which will provide educational opportunities to a privileged handful,
but deprive public schools of desperately needed resources.
- Bobby Scott

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

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert,
in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
- Milton Friedman

The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal
government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
- Ronald Reagan

For over 20 years, the federal and provincial governments
have made enormous efforts employing a variety of approaches
in an attempt to stimulate Montreal's economy.
- Kim Campbell

We have to attack those things which stand in the way of America progress.
And what stands in the way of American progress right
now is the federal government.
- Tim Scott

You will read in the newspaper more often about federal courts,
but the law that affects people, the trials that affect
human beings are by and large in the state courts.
- Stephen Breyer

Why should a city be mandated to do something by the
federal government or state government without the money to do it?
- Richard M. Daley

What is good for Alaska is good for the country.
Transferring power from the federal government to the
states provides opportunity to all states,
not just Alaska.
- Joe Miller

The first interview I went on I got at age 5.
It was a commercial for First Federal Bank.
- Erin Moran

Anyone who thinks you can pay $3,100 to the federal
government and thinks you can get that money back completely in services -
like I said -
he may go to M-I-T but he is an N-U-T.
- Louie Gohmert

The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security
crisis only to distract Americans from its serious
mismanagement of the federal budget.
- Mark Dayton

When community action was put into federal law in the
early sixties as part of the effort to combat poverty and social injustice,
I supported it intellectually.
- Barney Frank

A lot of industry groups have said they support a federal law.
They don't want to have to deal with 50 different state laws.
- William Jackson

Every bit of money that we can bring from our federal
transportation budget in Washington back here to Stewart
Airport will benefit our local economy and our local residents.
- Sue Kelly

One day after laying a wreath at the tomb of Martin Luther King Jr.,
President Bush appoints a federal judge who has built
his career around dismantling Dr. King's legacy.
- Hillary Clinton

I am not a federal employee.
I am a constitutional officer.
My job is the Constitution of the United States,
I am not a government employee.
I am in the Constitution.
- Tom DeLay

What Clinton severed with his welfare reform was the
obligation of the federal government to step in when
the states failed and to monitor these programs.
- Robert Scheer

All provisions of federal, state or local law requiring
or permitting discrimination in public education must yield.
- Earl Warren

Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge
a prune skin from the roof of the mouth.
More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results.
- Caskie Stinnett

The federal debt in this country is principally of Republican design.
- Daniel Keys Moran

Medicaid is essentially bankrupt, Medicare is essentially bankrupt,
why the heck would we give the federal government another
entitlement program to manage?
- Timothy Pawlenty

They may not be conscripted against their will as the
foot soldiers in a federal crusade.
- John Paul Stevens

Thus, after finishing high school, I started with high
expectations and enthusiasm to study chemistry at the
famous Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
- Richard Ernst

With respect to drugs, you know, there are a lot of organizations,
including an enormous budget and an army at the federal
government level that tries to deal with the drug problem.
- Burke Marshall

At the current $5.15 an hour, the federal minimum wage
has become a poverty wage.
A full-time worker with one child lives below the official poverty line.
- Bernie Sanders

The retirement system that is in place for members
of Congress and other federal workers features what
is known as the Federal Employment Retirement Plan.
- Virgil Goode

A massive state and federal effort, the likes of which
we've never seen is going to be needed.
We can do it for tsunami victims half a world away.
We can do it for our own citizens.
- Al Roker

But the basic difficulty still remains:
It is the expansion of Federal power,
about which I wish to express my alarm.
How easily we embrace such business.
- Everett Dirksen

Absent scandal, a federal judge can serve for decades on the bench,
underscoring the importance of appointing judges who
have a proper understanding of their constitutional role.
- Paul Weyrich

They appear to have had a higher voter turnout in Iraq
than we did in our recent federal elections,
and we didn't have terrorists threatening to kill our families if we voted.
- Conrad Burns

We cannot neglect the unemployed, underemployed and
dislocated workers of America who need ample and widespread
funding for federal job training services.
- Joe Baca

Under current federal policy on human embryonic stem cell research,
only those stem cell lines derived before August 9,
2001 are eligible for federally funded research.
- Tom Allen

But people that are worried about unborn babies are
the same ones that vote against kindergarten programs
in Indiana or school lunch funds out of the federal government.
- Birch Bayh

I think the motive is to establish in federal law the
personhood from conception forward and try and alter
the Constitution through statute.
- Zoe Lofgren

Treat each federal dollar as if it was hard earned;
it was -
by a taxpayer.
- Donald Rumsfeld

It's not tyranny we desire; it's a just,
limited, federal government.
- Alexander Hamilton

Too many vital education dollars that should be spent
in the classroom are bouncing around in the federal bureaucracy.
- Mark Kennedy


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