John Ensign quotes

  • I believe that voting is the first act of building a community as well as building a country.
    -- John Ensign

    #Country #Believe #Voting

  • Too many members of Congress are too involved in grabbing what they can for their states or districts without enough emphasis on overall fiscal restraint for the sake of the nation as a whole. We need a new era of fiscal sanity. I am not willing to subject my children and grandchildren to the level of debt that Congress has created.
    -- John Ensign

    #Children #Needs #Debt

  • Often times, the more power and prestige a person achieves, the more arrogant a person can become.
    -- John Ensign

    #Arrogant #Prestige #Achieve

  • In 1950, American families sent 1 of 50 of their hard earned dollars to Washington: Today it is 1 in 4.
    -- John Ensign

    #Dollars #Today #Taxes

  • Human beings crave freedom at their core.
    -- John Ensign

    #Humans

  • I can honestly say that being a United States Senator has been the honor of my life.
    -- John Ensign

    #Honor #United States #Honestly

  • I loved being in the Senate. That was a wonderful experience.
    -- John Ensign

    #Wonderful

  • If you double count some votes, that makes other votes disenfranchised.
    -- John Ensign

    #Vote

  • If you find someone who agrees with you 80 percent of the time that is your friend not your enemy.
    -- John Ensign

    #Enemy #Agree

  • In 1998 Harry Reid and I had a very close race. It was less than a tenth of a percentage point. We had a reasonable recount. There were a lot of things that I could have pursued at the time, but I just felt that at the time that I should have, you know, conceded the race.
    -- John Ensign

    #Race #Should #Percentages

  • The more generous the benefit, the easier you make it to stay on unemployment insurance, and the less incentive there is for people to actually go out and do what it takes to get a job.
    -- John Ensign

    #Jobs #People #Unemployment

  • Think about how much it costs to incarcerate someone. Do we want them just sitting in prison, lifting weights, becoming violent and thinking about the next crime? Or do we want them having a little purpose in life and learning a skill?
    -- John Ensign

    #Thinking #Skills #Purpose

  • In Las Vegas, people know that the odds are stacked against them. On Wall Street, they manipulate the odds while you are playing the game.
    -- John Ensign

    #Wall #Business #Vegas

  • The people of Iraq realize that a stable, successful, democratic Iraq can only come about if average Iraqis are willing to sacrifice to build it.
    -- John Ensign

    #Sacrifice #Successful #Iraq

  • Seeking of the truth should be not only part of the Justice Department and part of our judicial system, but also should be... a goal of reporters today.
    -- John Ensign

    #Justice #Goal #Today

  • Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue. It is a patient issue.
    -- John Ensign

    #Issues #Doctors #Reform

  • The act of voting by ordinary Iraqis in the face of extreme danger confirms President Bush's belief that people around the globe, when given a chance, will choose liberty and democracy over enslavement and tyranny.
    -- John Ensign

    #People #Voting #President

  • For America's economic future to remain prosperous, we must encourage pro-growth policies so that we continue to be the leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.
    -- John Ensign

    #America #Leader #Innovation

  • Senator Kerry voted to undermine the troops in the field, and that is not only inexcusable, it is reprehensible.
    -- John Ensign

    #Troops #Fields

  • The election in Iraq clearly demonstrates that Iraqi people are like people everywhere. They desire to create a future in an environment that is safe and allows them to reach their full potential as human beings, whatever that potential may be.
    -- John Ensign

    #Iraq #People #Desire

  • The Appropriations Committee in the Senate is out of control, out of control on spending.
    -- John Ensign

    #Spending #Committees

  • Until we can fully grasp the extent of corruption and fraud involved in the administration of the Oil-for-Food program, and until the United Nations decides to cooperate in the investigation, no American taxpayer dollars should go to the United Nations.
    -- John Ensign

    #Oil #Administration #Dollars

  • Why can't DFW compete like San Francisco does with Oakland, like Miami does with Fort Lauderdale, and like Chicago O'Hare does with Midway?
    -- John Ensign

    #San Francisco #Oakland #Miami

  • The possibility of endangering Nevadans will never happen under my watch. I will do everything I can to protect the safety and welfare of our citizens.
    -- John Ensign

    #Safety #Watches #Citizens

  • It is irresponsible to set an arbitrary cap on how much therapy a Medicare beneficiary can receive. It ignores the health needs of our senior population - especially the oldest and sickest.
    -- John Ensign

    #Senior #Population #Needs

  • There's too many people that paint with a broad brush that we're all corrupt, we're all amoral. … And having these kinds of things happen, whether it's a Republican or Democratic senator — we certainly have had plenty of Democratic scandals in the past — we need people who are in office who will hold themselves to a little higher standard.
    -- John Ensign

    #Past #Office #People

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