John Boehner quotes

  • House Republicans want to pass a strong border security, illegal immigration bill. We want a bill. There is no ifs, ands or buts about it.
    -- John Boehner

    #Strong #House #Want

  • My opinion is borne out of my childhood, my faith, my beliefs. That marriage is between one man and one woman.
    -- John Boehner

    #Men #Childhood #Belief

  • I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office.
    -- John Boehner

    #Jobs #Dad #Father

  • We have no stronger ally anywhere in the world than Israel.
    -- John Boehner

    #Israel #Stronger #Allies

  • Studies show that children best flourish when one mom and one dad are there to raise them.
    -- John Boehner

    #Mom #Mother #Dad

  • The value of the majority lies not in the opportunity to wield great power, but in the chance to use power to do great things.
    -- John Boehner

    #Lying #Opportunity #Majority

  • Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it was tens of millions of American's who were saying, 'Stop!'
    -- John Boehner

    #President #Special #Buzz

  • The world is starving for American leadership. But America has an anti-war president,
    -- John Boehner

    #War #America #President

  • Working Americans who believe in our country and who believe in our Constitution are saying, 'Enough is enough!'
    -- John Boehner

    #Country #Believe #Constitution

  • During the 1990s, world leaders looked at the mounting threat of terrorism, looked up, looked away, and hoped the problem would go away.
    -- John Boehner

    #Afterlife #Leader #Going Away

  • Each and every day, Israel's very existence is at stake.
    -- John Boehner

    #Israel #Stakes #Existence

  • I am not for raising taxes on the American people in a soft economy.
    -- John Boehner

    #People #Economy #Taxes

  • I grew up in a big family. You have to learn to get along with each other... get things done as a family.
    -- John Boehner

    #Big Families #Done #Grew Up

  • I'm what you'd call a regular guy with a big job.
    -- John Boehner

    #Jobs #Guy #Bigs

  • I've got 11 brothers and sisters.
    -- John Boehner

    #Brother #Brothers And Sisters

  • My dad and my uncles owned a bar outside of Cincinnati. I worked there growing up, mopping floors, waiting tables.
    -- John Boehner

    #Uncles #Dad #Growing Up

  • Listen, you only tease the ones you love.
    -- John Boehner

    #Tease

  • Our freedoms were born in the ideals of the Enlightenment and the musket fires of an historic revolution.
    -- John Boehner

    #Fire #Enlightenment #Revolution

  • It's pretty clear that over the last three months the economy has paused. And it's also pretty clear the American people are still demanding and asking the question, 'Where are the jobs?' And the reason we don't have new jobs is because of the job-killing agenda pursued by President Obama and his allies in the Congress.
    -- John Boehner

    #Jobs #People #New Job

  • Our manifesto, whatever it will be called, will come from the people who are really in charge of this country, and that's the American people.
    -- John Boehner

    #Country #People

  • It's easy to kick somebody when they're down. George W. Bush has dealt with more difficult issues than any president since Franklin Roosevelt. And I've told my colleagues it's time that we go stand up for the president.
    -- John Boehner

    #Issues #President #Easy

  • The American people are screaming at the top of their lungs to Washington, 'Stop! Stop the spending, stop the job-killing policies.' And yet, Democrats in Washington refuse to listen to the American people.
    -- John Boehner

    #Jobs #People #Killing

  • Spending time with America's soldiers is always inspiring.
    -- John Boehner

    #Inspiring #America #Soldier

  • The United States did not choose to fight Islamic extremists. These terrorists chose to fight our way of life. They chose to challenge our existence.
    -- John Boehner

    #Islamic #Fighting #Challenges

  • Well, any good comeback needs some true believers.
    -- John Boehner

    #Needs #Comeback #Wells

  • And we can celebrate when we have a government that has earned back the trust of the people it serves... when we have a government that honors our Constitution and stands up for the values that have made America, America: economic freedom, individual liberty, and personal responsibility.
    -- John Boehner

    #Responsibility #America #Government

  • When I met Paul Ryan 22 years ago, he was a student at Miami of Ohio volunteering on my campaign.
    -- John Boehner

    #Ohio #Years #Volunteer

  • The United States and Israel have a unique relationship based on our mutual commitment to democracy, freedom, and peace. Therefore, just as our commitment to these principles must be steadfast, so must our support for Israel.
    -- John Boehner

    #Commitment #Unique #Israel

  • Protecting the institution of marriage safeguards, I believe, the American family.
    -- John Boehner

    #Marriage #Wedding #Believe

  • The aggressive, unprovoked acts of violence against Israel by Hezbollah and Hamas are revealing. It is clear they don't want peace, but rather seek the ultimate destruction of Israel.
    -- John Boehner

    #Israel #Hezbollah #Want

  • The American people think the government in Washington is too big. That it spends too much. And - and that it's totally out of control. They want something done about it.
    -- John Boehner

    #Thinking #Government #People

  • You can't be somebody that you're not, because all of you shows up.
    -- John Boehner

    #Interesting #Shows

  • The idea that carbon dioxide is a carcinogen that is harmful to our environment is almost comical. Every time we exhale, we exhale carbon dioxide. Every cow in the world, you know, when they do what they do, you've got more carbon dioxide.
    -- John Boehner

    #Ideas #Environmental #World

  • Will we fight or will we retreat? That is the question that is posed to us. Some of my friends on the other side of the aisle often refer to Iraq as a distraction.
    -- John Boehner

    #Fighting #Iraq #Retreat

  • I would say to the president: This is not about me. This is not about Republicans here in Congress. It's about fairness for the America people.
    -- John Boehner

    #America #People #President

  • An Affront to the Rule of Law and to the Constitution Itself
    -- John Boehner

    #Law #Constitution #Affront

  • While 45 of the 50 States have either a State constitutional amendment or a statute that preserves the current definition of marriage, left-wing activist judges and officials at the local levels have struck down State laws protecting marriage.
    -- John Boehner

    #Law #Wings #Judging

  • When you raise the price of employment, guess what happens? You get less of it. Why do we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people?
    -- John Boehner

    #People #Political #Employment

  • House and Senate Republicans are now united in adopting earmark bans. We hope President Obama will follow through on his support for an earmark ban by pressing Democratic leaders to join House and Senate Republicans in taking this critical step to restore public trust.
    -- John Boehner

    #Support #Leader #House

  • Every family in America knows they have to do a budget. Every small business in America knows they have to do a budget. Every local government, every state, knows they have to do a budget.
    -- John Boehner

    #Government #America #Small Business

  • I talked to a lot of employers who just are, are fearful of what's coming next out of Washington. It's all the spending, it's all the debt. It's their national energy tax, they want to call it cap and trade - more mandates, higher costs, more taxes. Their healthcare bill - more mandates, higher costs, higher taxes.
    -- John Boehner

    #Want #Bills #Next

  • Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington.
    -- John Boehner

    #People #Broken #Listening

  • And that is why marriage and family law has emphasized the importance of marriage as the foundation of family, addressing the needs of children in the most positive way.
    -- John Boehner

    #Positive #Children #Law

  • We can continue to make significant strides in the scientific community by exploring new stem cell research methods that do not include destroying human embryos.
    -- John Boehner

    #Cells #Community #Research

  • But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government.
    -- John Boehner

    #Mistake #Voice #Government

  • They have called Operation Iraqi Freedom a war of choice that isn't part of the real war on terror. Someone should tell that to al Qaeda.
    -- John Boehner

    #Real #War #Choices

  • Stem cell research must be carried out in an ethical manner in a way that respects the sanctity of human life.
    -- John Boehner

    #Cells #Research #Way

  • Since its first day as a nation, Israel has lived under a cloud of aggression from militant extremists and hostile neighboring governments.
    -- John Boehner

    #Clouds #Government #Israel

  • One more time? We've done this. We've done this at least four times where there's a new government program to help homeowners who have trouble with their mortgages. None of these programs have worked. I don't know why anyone would think that this next idea is going to work. All it does is delay the clearing of the market. As soon as the market clears and we understand where the prices really are - [that] will be the most important thing we can do in order to improve home values around the country.
    -- John Boehner

    #Country #Home #Thinking

  • But, you know, I'm presiding over an institution that was designed not to work.
    -- John Boehner

    #Conservative #Institutions #Values

  • Clearly while the president is overseas, he's at a conference and while the president is overseas I think it's appropriate that people not be critical of him or our country.
    -- John Boehner

    #Country #Thinking #People

  • Just because you have a right to do something in America does not mean it is the right thing to do.
    -- John Boehner

    #Mean #America #Doe

  • Most recently, terrorist forces have captured Israeli soldiers and fired rockets into Israeli cities - both unprovoked. These acts of aggression deserve the rapid and decisive response they received.
    -- John Boehner

    #Cities #Soldier #Rockets

  • Remember when Ronald Reagan was president? We had Bob Hope. We had Johnny Cash. Think about where we are today. We have got President Obama. But we have no hope and we have no cash.
    -- John Boehner

    #Thinking #President #Cash

  • The job of training an Iraqi police force is one of the most important tasks being undertaken in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It is also one of the most difficult.
    -- John Boehner

    #Jobs #Police #Training

  • This resolution simply says Israel has the right to defend itself. This includes conducting operations both inside its borders and in the territory of nations that threaten it, which is in accordance with international law.
    -- John Boehner

    #Israel #Law #Borders

  • Well, as a former small businessperson - I understand what's going on, I think in the business community. And businesspeople around the country are looking at all the spending and all the debt. They're looking at all the policies coming out of this Congress and this administration the last two years, and they - it's created all this uncertainty.
    -- John Boehner

    #Country #Thinking #Two

  • The American people probably aren't going to fall in love with Mitt Romney.
    -- John Boehner

    #Falling In Love #Fall #People

  • They know the importance of their mission and of America's commitment to combating and defeating terrorism abroad, and they know that they are making a real difference in bringing freedom to a part of the world that has known only tyranny.
    -- John Boehner

    #Real #Commitment #America

  • Before the trip began we mapped out three primary goals: 1) to see and meet with our American troops, and thank them for their bravery and sacrifice; 2) to assess the security situation in Iraq; and 3) to give our support to Iraq's national unity government.
    -- John Boehner

    #Sacrifice #Iraq #Government

  • They pushed us into the fight to defund Obamacare and shut down the government. And the day before the government reopened, one of these groups said, 'Well, we never thought it would work.' Are you kidding me?!
    -- John Boehner

    #Memorable #Fighting #Obamacare

  • Every cow in the world, you know, when they do what they do, you've got more carbon dioxide.
    -- John Boehner

    #World #Cows #Climate Change

  • We hope President Obama will now respect the will of the people, change course, and commit to making the changes they are demanding. To the extent he is willing to do this, we are ready to work with him
    -- John Boehner

    #Change #People #President

  • Trust me. I'm going to make sure this healthcare bill is never, ever, ever implemented.
    -- John Boehner

    #Political #Bills #Healthcare

  • We believe the super stock option will become a reality before the end of 2000, ... It's a good idea whose time has come.
    -- John Boehner

    #Believe #Reality #Ideas

  • I’ll commit suicide before I vote on a clean minimum-wage bill,
    -- John Boehner

    #Suicide #Minimum Wage #Bills

  • The American people will not tolerate a clean increase in the debt limit.
    -- John Boehner

    #People #Debt #Limits

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