Harry Reid Quotes.
American families cannot compete with billionaires. Our involvement in government should not be dependent on our bank account balances
Some said he couldn’t take on the insurance companies that were ripping us off. But President Obama made the tough and right call to save lives, save Medicare and ensure no one goes broke just because they get sick.
It’s been obvious that [Republicans]’re doing everything they can to make [Obama] fail. And I hope, I hope – and I say this seriously – I hope that’s based on substance and not the fact that he’s African-American.
People in Nevada know me from the street to the ring to the Senate chambers. I’ve never had to prove my manhood to anyone.
TheyвЂ™re nothing more than domestic terrorists.
We found ourselves in a hole that I didn’t dig, but I have dug, dug and dug to try to get out of that hole.
Enforcement alone does not work. Unless we address the gap between our immigration laws and reality, illegal immigration will not stop and the situation on the border will continue to be chaotic.
The threat to change Senate rules is a raw abuse of power and will destroy the very checks and balances our founding fathers put in place to prevent absolute power by any one branch of government.
Some said he shouldn’t save Detroit. But President Obama made the tough and right call to save more than a million American jobs in an important, iconic industry.
There was not a word of apology, not a word of explanation to the American people. The president’s going to have to get a touch of reality.
Seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world.
Men, when they’re out of work, tend to become abusive.
He [Mitt Romney] didn’t pay taxes for 10 years! Now, do I know that that’s true? Well, I’m not certain, but obviously he can’t release those tax returns. How would it look?
The American people do not like privatization. They are afraid of the debt the president’s willing to do. And they don’t like benefit cuts. And everyone here should understand all 45 Senate Democrats are united. We are not going to let this happen.
It has been my honor to support and work with President Barack Obama, a man who has brought courage and character to the presidency. President Obama’s strength of character leads him to do the right thing, even when it isn’t the easy thing.
I think it would take a real stretch to think that I caused the problems with the economy.
My staff tells me not to say this, but I’m going to say it anyway. In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. It may be descriptive but it’s true.
We can move America forward with a strong middle class. We can move America forward with a strong Democratic majority in the Senate. And together we can move America forward with Barack Obama in the White House.
Republicans cannot be trusted to end the culture of corruption.
It’s time that America’s government lived by the same values as America’s families. It’s time we invested in America’s future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century economy. That’s what Democrats believe.
Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country, Americans of all political persuasions simply want the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible.
I can’t stand John McCain.
I am convinced that I do not want to give up more power to the White House, whether it’s George Bush or Barack Obama. And I’m going to fight as hard as I can against President Obama on these earmarks and my Republican colleagues who hate to vote for them, but love to get them.
We must stop the Tea Party before the United States Senate falls into the hands of extremists and ideologues who leave no room for reason or compromise, who don’t recognize common ground even when they’re standing on it.
So people have been hurting and I understand that. And it doesn’t give them comfort or solace for me to tell them, you know, but for me, we would be in a worldwide depression.
So the next thing I assume I’ll be hearing from Republicans, they want to change rules some way, as they do on the House when you get a problem with ethics, they just change the rules.
I understand that during [Sonia Sotomayor’s] career, she’s written hundreds and hundreds of opinions. I haven’t read a single one of them, and if I’m fortunate before we end this, I won’t have to read one of them.
This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours.
I hopes the candidate [Donald Trump] is given fake intelligence briefings … because you can’t trust him.
We must stop the Tea Party before the United States Senate falls into the hands of extremists and ideologues who leave no room for reason or compromise, who dont recognize common ground even when theyre standing on it.
Unemployment insurance was meant to be a bridge for temporary spells of unemployment. The bad news is all the evidence is that the longer you have unemployment insurance, the longer people stay out of work, their skills erode. The job they ultimately get pays less. And that’s not to their benefit.
Legislation is the art of compromise.