Michael Enzi quotes

  • If we abandon marriage, we abandon the family.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Family #Abandon

  • The base of our party is commonsense conservatives.If the Republican Party gets back to that base, I think our party's going to be stronger and there's not going to be a need for a third party.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Party #Thinking #Stronger

  • I think we have got to get the Republicans and the Democrats to get back to what I call the fiscal conservative, the issues that drive the tea parties.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Party #Thinking #Issues

  • Ronald Reagan is the closest thing [to the strong conservative] we have.He said that we shouldn't spend money we don't have, and he said that the government shouldn't get involved in things that it's not very good at doing.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Strong #Government #Conservative

  • I think we need to find somebody that can meet that standard.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Thinking #Needs #Standards

  • The American people need to know that money is being used effectively because frankly, the nation can't afford careless spending, no matter how well-intentioned.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #People #Needs #Matter

  • I used to be a retailer, and I find it discouraging when somebody comes in and they pick something up and they say, 'Now if you'll sell it to me without the sales tax, I'll buy it.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Used #Taxes #Discouraging

  • Every government program needs to be more efficient. Instead of pointing out how other programs can tighten their belts, every program administrator must look inward to save money.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Government #Inward #Looks

  • Congress has funded numerous programs to provide care and compensation to 9/11 victims, spending several billion dollars on extraordinary and unprecedented efforts.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Effort #Having Fun #Dollars

  • Leaders should not just talk about - but walk the walk of - fiscal conservatism.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Leader #Should #Walks

  • If we bankrupt America, we will all pay the price.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #America #Pay

  • Businesses large and small shouldn't have to check the expiration date of a tax provision to see if it's still good.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Checks #Provision #Taxes

  • If you're not at the table, you're on the menu
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Tables #Menus

  • We are truly one nation, under God, indivisible and that we must remain so in the face of any threat to ensure our country remains strong, united and free.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Country #Strong #Faces

  • We are looking for ways to decrease the dropout rate. I am pretty sure, if we eliminate career and technical education, we are going to increase the dropout rate.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Careers #Way #Decrease

  • Praying can make a difference, and it is up to all of us to try that, with faith, and see if it will not support these admirable troops, their spouses, and their families.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Differences #Support #Making A Difference

  • One of my favorite things - and I am sure everybody else's in this Chamber - is to give away money. You really don't get much opposition when you give away money.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Giving #Favorites Things #My Favorite

  • When terrorists attacked the symbols of our national unity and strength, they failed to realize that they were just symbols of our strength. The real strength of our nation comes from our people - not our buildings.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Real #People #Unity

  • The President sends us a billion-page paper that shows how he would spend the money if he were spending the money. He doesn't have the authority to spend the money. He doesn't spend $1 of the money.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #President #Paper #Pages

  • In the past six months, our federal government has devised a dozen strategies to save America's financial markets. Each plan has been more costly, more risky, and less aligned with the principles of our country's free market economy than the last. I am disappointed to say that this latest plan puts all the rest of them to shame.
    -- Michael Enzi

    #Country #Business #Past

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