Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are.

— Phil Gramm

The most wonderful Phil Gramm quotes that are easy to memorize and remember

Quite frankly, I think nothing could do more to immediately bolster national security then enabling us to produce more oil and gas here at home at a price consumers could afford.

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I love Texas because Texas is future-oriented, because Texans think anything is possible. Texans think big

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I'm carrying so much pork, I'm beginning to get trichinosis.

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Half the world does not know the joys of wearing cotton underwear.

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Balancing the budget is like going to heaven.

Everybody wants to do it, but nobody wants to do what you have to do to get there.

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I own more shotguns than I need. But less shotguns than I want.

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If I brought groceries the way I buy health insurance, I'd eat a lot better - and so would my dog.

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Granting amnesty to people who broke the law penalizes the millions of people who are waiting to come to America legally.

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The genius of the American system is that we have created extraordinary results from plain old ordinary people.

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I'd rather go to the dentist... but I'm going.

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Running for president must be like having babies.

You have to forget what it was like the last time before you want to do it again.

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I don't accept defeat as final. Only death is final - and even then I hope for a reprieve.

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About Phil Gramm

Quotes 30 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Birthday October 16

There's one form of bigotry that is still acceptable in America - that's the bigotry against the successful.

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I did not come to Washington to be loved, and I have not been disappointed.

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We have benefited greatly from the globalization of the economy in the last 30 years.

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...we will not grant amnesty to illegal aliens in this Congress or, hopefully ever again. We did that once. Everybody said it was a one time deal. We were to never do it again. The problem with doing it was we reward people who violated the law. We reward people who came into the country illegally.

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I have the most reliable friend you can have in American politics, and that is ready money.

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All over the world, people want to know what kind of people Texans are, and I explain that Texans are America's ideal Americans.

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We're going to keep building the party until we're hunting Democrats with dogs.

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I think in the end we will have negotiations with the House.

They don't have any incentive for a long, drawn-out trial. We'll have negotiations with the White House. Despite all their threats they are going to have a prolonged defense. The reality is they are the driving force behind getting this over quickly.

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Thank God the economy is not as bad as you read in the newspaper every day.

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You just hear this constant whining, complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline

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You've heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession.

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I would be the last person who would say immigrants are not important to America.

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I look at subprime lending and I see the American dream in action.

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We're the only nation in the world where most of our poor people are fat.

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Sophia Loren is not a citizen.

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The reality is (Clinton's) so-called tax cut is basically giving money to people who largely don't pay taxes, so that it's really spending rather than a tax cut, ... This Week.

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It's not fair to say that people who work with their head or with their hands ought to pay taxes, but people who earn their living with capital ought not to.

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