I was criticized at some level within the Republican Party by those who say government should not be in the economic development business at all. My response is that the only country I know that doesn't have an economic development plan is Papa New Guinea.— Jon Huntsman, Jr.
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But economic recovery must be earned.
And it will be earned by entrepreneurs and it will be earned by small businesses.
The real secret about diplomats is that we're trained to say something, when there is nothing to say, and to say nothing when there is something to say.
Our political debates today are corrosive and not reflective of the belief that Abe Lincoln espoused back in his day: that we are a great country because we are a good country.
People truly reaching across boundaries - be they religious or race, political or geographic. A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each individual's pathway toward life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal.
To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.
The reality, sitting ten thousand miles away, is that we remain the country that inspires. We remain that shining city on a hill.
I would vote to increase the debt limit if there was a corresponding level of cuts. And if there was some serious talk about a balanced budget amendment, which we as governors always had to deal with.
Politics is a lot of serendipity. You're in the right place and the right time and you've got the right message, and it either connects for you or, or it doesn't.
My father, one of the great entrepreneurs and philanthropists of this state, taught me that capital - monetary or political - is to be used to benefit others. I intend to continue that tradition.
A crisis allows us the opportunity to dig deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that otherwise we didn't think we possessed. Through adversity, we come face to face with who we really are and what really counts.
In any walk of life, a positive, upbeat outlook trumps any adversarial act.
Revenge is counterproductive. Unproductive emotions limit one's ability to move forward, to focus, to think positively, to act creatively.
Normal people don't just wake up in the morning and say I think it'd be a good idea to run for president of the United States.
And the trajectory that our debt is taking now beyond $14 trillion is going to have an impact on our currency. It goes south, and our currency's going to have an impact on our standard of living and affect every family in this country, and over time, our international competitiveness.
We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won't be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true.
At the end of the day, capital is a coward.
It's going to flee from wherever it perceives risk to be present in the marketplace.
I think we have to be very sensitive to our need to compete, moving forward, and a lot of that is tied to tax policy.
It's taken a lot of presidents to get us where we are today, a lot of deployments, a lot of wars, a lot engagements. You add them all up.
When America closes its doors, so does everybody else.
We are the primary engine of growth in the world and we are the only beacon of free trade left, and open markets.
The rest of the world cares about how we conduct our affairs because they then take that lead. We're the only leader in the world today. Some are wishing us well, others think that we're down and are not going to get back up again, but they are all watching with great interest to see how we conduct our business over the next couple of years.
In a day and age of global competition and instantaneous financial flows, you have to be highly sensitive to the way in which tax policy impacts your overall competitiveness as a country.
America is the primary engine of growth in the world and we are the only beacon of free trade left, and open markets.
For those of us who have lived abroad and seen our nation in a highly competitive 21st century, and kind of see where this world is going - unless we are able to strengthen our core, we're going to see the end of the American century. And that is totally unacceptable.
We're fighting an enemy that is far different than any we have got before.
It's a nontraditional kind of war, and I think we need to step back, recalibrate how we go about protecting our borders and protecting our people, and resetting our position in the world.
I'm a very spiritual person, and proud of my Mormon roots.
My sense is that we're ready for another industrial revolution in this country.
The great minds and innovators of Silicon Valley would come through China and say, The pipeline is full of ideas - there's personalized medicine, biotechnology, new forms to power ourselves, clean energy, etc., etc.
I can't stomach the thought that we are passing down to the next generation a country that is less viable, less good, less competitive, less compassionate than the one we got.
When America closes its doors, so does everybody else.
I'm not competing in Iowa for a reason.
With a weak and rotting core, you don't have much of a foreign policy.
You're discounted at the negotiating table, economically and militarily. So when people ask what's the best course of action for the U.S.-China relationship, I can give you ten academic responses. But the reality is we need to rebuild our core.
I come from a long line of saloon keepers and proselytizers, and I draw from both sides.
I'm not sure it's the stimulus money that will necessarily allow the economy to recover. It will help to fortify our budgets, frankly, to ensure that there isn't as much backsliding in the areas of education and healthcare, for example.
I'm a true native of the Bay Area.
If you can't define a winning exit strategy for the American people, where we somehow come out ahead, then we're wasting our money, and we're wasting our strategic resources.
This is the marketplace of political ideas.
This is how America operates. It's a free market. It's free-wheeling. From the outside, it looks unpredictable. There's a circus-like free market.
Today, I'm a candidate for the office of president of the United States of America. My kids can't believe I just said that.
What is important is that you're honest with the American people.
I had the trade minister in China sit down as we were preparing for trade negotiations. He said, 'Please don't let people in the United States lose their confidence because when you lose your confidence, the rest of the world suffers'.
Science is the process of crash testing ideas: you ram the idea head-on into a brick wall at 60mph, and knowledge is gained by examining the pieces. If the theory is solid, the pieces are from the wall. Then we build a bigger wall.
Economic prosperity and quality education for our children are inexorably linked.
I love music, I love all kinds of music, particularly jazz.
Jazz is an extension of America. There's no other country in the world that could have produced jazz.
I respect the president. He and I have a difference of opinion on how to help the country we both love. But the question each of us wants the voters to answer is who will be the better president, not who is the better American.
If we can't find cuts in the defense budget, we're not looking carefully enough.
I don't think you need to run down someone's reputation in order to run for the office of president.
You can be stern and forthright, and that's my management style, but when you lose it totally, that's a sign of weakness.
I’ve been married for 29 years. My marriage has been the greatest joy of my life. There is nothing conservative about denying other Americans the ability to forge that same relationship with the person they love.
It's a tribal state, and it always will be.
Whether we like it or not, whenever we withdraw from Afghanistan, whether it's now or years from now, we'll have an incendiary situation. Should we stay and play traffic cop? I don't think that serves our strategic interests.
That's what governors do, they wrestle with the issues, they find solutions and they move the agenda forward. At the appropriate time we'll talk about all of these issues, while remembering that our party is a big tent party. We lose when we try to become exclusive to one particular set of issues.
In our own state, we came up with, I think, what was a very novel approach to closing the gap on the uninsured. To harmonize medical records - which was a major step in getting costs out of the system.
This is a time when the United States should be standing tall.
There is no other leader in the world today. We shouldn't be approaching conflicts as a team sport. We either get in an we lead and we do a good job, or you don't get in at all.