Our workers comp debt is the Achilles heel of our state's economy, and I firmly believe that in order to create more good jobs in West Virginia this system must be fixed and it must be fixed now. We cannot afford to wait even one more minute.— Joe Manchin
The most empowering Joe Manchin quotes that are little-known but priceless
Every child should have a caring adult in their lives.
And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher.
A child's geographic location, race or parent's income level should not predetermine their life's course and it's up to us to see that they don't.
Every child should have a safe place in their life.
The time has come to make the difficult decision.
Charity begins at home. We can no longer afford to rebuild Afghanistan and America. We must choose. And I choose America.
I know firsthand how agonizing waiting can be.
I believe in health care reform. I don't believe in the way this bill was passed.
Come to West Virginia and we'll show you how to live.
.. how to treat people. We're open for business. West Virginia is truly on the move.
If it's concerning immigration, do something on immigration, put your concerns on the President's actions and I'll vote on them. I'm not going to play politics and start playing around with the Homeland Security, there's no pressure that's going to change where I am.
We have reduced sales tax on food. Now we want it eliminated.
We shouldn't accept mediocrity as the best a politician can do.
Why would anybody not own a gun?
I've lost over 800 West Virginians the last year.
Lost their lives to opiate and drug addiction. This is something that we've got to fight. We need to have treatment centers that take care of people. We need to start basically education from kindergarten all the way through adulthood. We need to get involved and stop this epidemic that's going on that's just ravaging.
If you're wanting to do policy, it should be bipartisan.
I would never abdicate, nor would I expect any other governor to abdicate, the responsibility to protect the people of my state.
Well, you know, first of all, let me just say that I am a proud member of the NRA and have been, and I'm a lifetime member and will always be.
There's a lot of Democrats, myself included, who have supported right-to-life.
I'm a sportsman. You know, I go out clay shooting and put three shells in.
We know the Russians did everything they could to be involved in our campaign.
We know that what they're doing around the world right now, whether it be in France or other parts of the world. They'll do anything they can to disrupt any type of a freedom, if you will, or a democracy, or an involvement where there's an orderly transfer of power. That's not for them. They're going to do what they can. We have to make sure we stop it.
I`m determined that Iran will not get a nuclear weapon.
I don't know anybody that doesn't own a gun.
Economic development is what's going to make mountaintop removal palatable.
Intelligence is to provide the facts to us.
The facts will usually take you to the truth. And then, when we get the truth, we have got to make the decisions and do what's best for this country.
We have to change the culture of mass violence we have.
Russia is not our friend.
I just can't understand why we don't go forward and put more sanctions.
In 1999, the NRA leadership in Washington, pretty much the same people intact, were for (expanded background checks.)
We've got oligarchs. There are certain people that benefit in the Russian sphere if you will. The oligarchs who basically feed Putin, they've got to be hurt without hurting the people. The people are hurting bad enough in Russia, and they're very skeptical of what's going on and all of the corruption goes on in Russia. Russia is not our ally. Russia is not our friend. And to treat Putin as an ally and a friend is wrong.
I strongly believe the DREAM Act should require the completion of a degree.
You can't force people to buy a product, and then if they don't buy it, you fine them.
Wherever there is one job on the verge of being lost, I will fight to save it.
Wherever there is one company looking to grow in West Virginia, I will fight to make that growth a reality.
Let me tell you, we're still the best country on earth and we're going to take care of our people and we're going to protect this country and the people here.
If money or military might would change that part of the world.
.. we would have done it by now. Enough is enough.