Phil Gramm quotes

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

    #Thinking #Texas #Think Big

  • Government is not the generator of economic growth; working people are.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Government #People #Growth

  • 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.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Political #Heaven #Want

  • Sophia Loren is not a citizen.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Politics #Citizens #Sexism

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

    #America #People #Ordinary

  • I'd rather go to the dentist... but I'm going.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Dentist

  • I'm carrying so much pork, I'm beginning to get trichinosis.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Pork

  • 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.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Home #Thinking #Oil

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

    #Finals #Defeat #Accepting

  • I did not come to Washington to be loved, and I have not been disappointed.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Government #Disappointed

  • We have benefited greatly from the globalization of the economy in the last 30 years.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Years #Lasts #Globalization

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

    #People #World #Poor

  • I look at subprime lending and I see the American dream in action.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Dream #Looks #Action

  • 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.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Hands #People #Pay

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

    #Law #America #People

  • I own more shotguns than I need. But less shotguns than I want.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Gun #Want #Needs

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

    #Dog #Way #Groceries

  • 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.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Reality #Thinking #White

  • 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.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Cutting #Reality #Giving

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

    #Political #Ready

  • You've heard of mental depression; this is a mental recession.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Heard

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

    #Loss #America #Complaining

  • Thank God the economy is not as bad as you read in the newspaper every day.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Thank God #Economy #Newspapers

  • Half the world does not know the joy of wearing cotton underwear.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Joy #Half #World

  • ...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.
    -- Phil Gramm

    #Country #Law #People

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