Top Quotes from Jim Talent

By | August 10, 2016

We need a defense budget that’s big enough to sustain an increase in the size of the Army.

Jim Talent

The old welfare system was hurting people by discouraging work and marriage. Welfare reform, and now this legislation, will build on the understanding that work and strong families are the foundation upon which we build our future.

Jim Talent

I’ve always believed the two best anti-poverty programs are work and marriage.

Jim Talent

Each of us should take personal responsibility for our diet, and our children’s diet, and the government’s role should be to make certain it provides the best information possible to help people stay healthy.

Jim Talent

The elections in Iraq are a victory for freedom and the Iraqi people, and a blow to the transnational network of terrorists who have tried to prevent this day from happening.

Jim Talent

If we hold true to our ideals and our commitment to freedom, this generation of servicemen and women will have extended liberty to the Iraqi people, just as previous generations of Americans have all across the globe.

Jim Talent

We should not allow wealthy people, including corporate criminals, to hide their assets and avoid paying their bills.

Jim Talent

When the private does well, there’s revenue for the public sector.

Jim Talent

It’s traditionally not federal policy to fund state and local salaries. It’s done sometimes on a temporary basis or a grant basis. But it’s not often done. And the reason is clear, because the federal government can’t continue in perpetuity these programs.

Jim Talent

When we get the private sector going through job creation and growth, then the governments at all level have revenues to do the things that they need to do. And that’s why it’s so important to get this economy moving, to get jobs created. We can’t keep going on with this anemic recovery.

Jim Talent

I just think that the independent voters are going to take their time and look at both candidates.

Jim Talent

General McChrystal had to go. Whatever his virtues as a strategist and commander, the ‘Rolling Stone’ interview fatally compromised his ability to represent the United States in dealing with allies and to act within the circle of people who must make decisions in Afghanistan.

Jim Talent

Replacing General McChrystal with David Petraeus was a good first step, but more will be needed.

Jim Talent

General Petraeus is not a miracle worker. He can not be successful unless the president creates greater confidence within his own team about the decisions which the president has himself made.

Jim Talent

Given Mr. Obama’s lack of experience as an executive, and his past performance in crises such as the oil spill, it is reasonable for those of us who support the effort in Afghanistan to worry that he will not be up to the job.

Jim Talent

It’s like doctors can’t save all their patients, but, on balance, Bain under Gov. Romney created well over 100,000 jobs, which is certainly more than has been created in the Obama administration because we’re down over 500,000 over the last three-and-a-half years.

Jim Talent

People are working harder and harder than ever before and barely staying in place.

Jim Talent

The unemployment rate has effectively not gone down from where it was at the peak of the recession. The only reason it’s gone technically from 10 percent to 8 percent is so many people are discouraged and have quit work.

Jim Talent

This economy is not getting better and the president’s policies are the reason.

Jim Talent

Governor Romney is a good debater.

Jim Talent

I’ve been very active in Missouri.

Jim Talent

I would love to be able to serve in office in some capacity with Romney as president.

Jim Talent

The problem is not that America does not have energy. The problem is that our government – alone among the governments of the world – will not allow its own people to recover the energy that they possess.

Jim Talent

Gov. Romney is a proven and effective leader with vast experience in the business world, in the non-profit world and in government. And in every capacity in which he has ever served, he has been effective as a leader.

Jim Talent

Now Speaker Gingrich says interesting and insightful things. He can explain them well. On many occasions he also says outrageous things that come from nowhere and he has a tendency to say them at exactly the time when they most undermine the conservative agenda.

Jim Talent

Well look, I don’t begrudge anybody in the voters and their views.

Jim Talent

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