Congress Quotes

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Johnny Depp
“I was ecstatic when they re-named "French fries" as "freedom fries." Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots.”
Johnny Depp

Mark Twain
“It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”
Mark Twain

Ronald Reagan
“I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.”
Ronald Regan

“I have come to the conclusion that one useless man is a disgrace, that two become a lawfirm, and that three or more become a congress. -John Adams”
Sherman Edwards, 1776

Brad Thor
“...all members of Congress should be required wear NASCAR uniforms. You know, the kind with the patches? That way we'd know who is sponsoring each of them. I think he was kidding; they'd never be able to do it but it's a great idea and would wake people up in this country.”
Brad Thor, Full Black

Jon   Stewart
1. Society needs laws. While anarchy can often turn a humdrum weekend into something unforgettable, eventually the mob must be kept from stealing the conch and killing Piggy. And while it would be nice if that "something" was simple human decency, anybody who has witnessed the "50% Off Wedding Dress Sale" at Filene's Basement knows we need a backup plan—preferably in writing. On the other hand, too many laws can result in outright tyranny, particularly if one of those laws is "Kneel before Zod." Somewhere between these two extremes lies the legislative sweet-spot that produces just the right amount of laws for a well-adjusted society—more than zero, less than fascism.”
Jon Stewart, America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

Robert A. Heinlein
“...more than six people cannot agree on anything, three is better and one is perfect for a job that one can do. This is why parliamentary bodies all through history, when they accomplished anything, owed it to a few strong men who dominated the rest.”
Heinlein Robert A, Starship Troopers / The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress / Time Enough For Love

Jon   Stewart
“As heirs to a legacy more than two centuries old, it is understandable why present-day Americans would take their own democracy for granted. A president freely chosen from a wide-open field of two men every four years; a Congress with a 99% incumbency rate; a Supreme Court comprised of nine politically appointed judges whose only oversight is the icy scythe of Death -- all these reveal a system fully capable of maintaining itself. But our perfect democracy, which neither needs nor particularly wants voters, is a rarity. It is important to remember there still exist other forms of government in the world today, and that dozens of foreign countries still long for a democracy such as ours to be imposed on them.”
Jon Stewart, America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction

Warren Buffett
“I could end the deficit in five minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection.”
Warren Buffet

“Pro and con are opposites, that fact is clearly seen. If progress means to move forward, then what does congress mean?”
Nipsey Russell

Matt Taibbi
“The Congressional Record will forever show that [Obamacare] was passed in a romper room of overgrown children seemingly barely old enough to keep from peeing on themselves.”
Matt Taibbi, Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Ralph Nader
“Members of Congress are like the voters in one respect -- they want to go with the winners.”
Ralph Nader, Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!

Ron Paul
“Rubio's sudden concern for the humanitarian situation in Venezuela smacks of hypocrisy, as he supported all US sanctions that have made life for Venezuelans miserable.”
Ron Paul

“I think that it is high time for the United States Senate and its members to do some real soul searching and to weigh our consciences as to the manner in which we are performing our duty to the people of America and the manner in which we are using or abusing our individual powers and privileges.

I think that it is high time that we remembered that we have sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution.”
Margaret Chase Smith

Jimmy Dore
“Pelosi won't send direct payments during your foreclosure because Pelosi is getting direct payments from those foreclosing on you.”
Jimmy Dore

“the correct leadership here is to step up and say this is not a bailout for the american people. this is giving CASH to a small group of investors and banks so that they can buy up bankrupt assets from everybody else”
Dylan Ratigan

Muriel Rukeyser
“And still go down.
Now ladder-mouth; and the precipitous fear,
uncertain rungs down into after-night.
"This is the place. Away from this my life
I am indeed Adam unparadiz'd.
Some fools call this the Black Hole of Calcutta,
I don't know how they ever get to Congress.”
Muriel Rukeyser, The Book of the Dead

Jimmy Dore
“the thing I can't take is being nice to people and asking them for money.”
Jimmy Dore

“The process of delivering funds to individuals and small businesses was riddled with friction and complexity. Many individuals have still not received their stimulus checks from the CARES Act...”

Jimmy Dore
“I grew up as a democrat so I always thought that it was just half the govt that was evil. But now of course I'm a little bit more of a grown up and I understand that it's actually one party rule. and its professional wrestling.”
Jimmy Dore

Kate Alcott
“There would be a scramble now―everybody in Congress would be grandstanding and orating and introducing addled legislation that would do nothing. The usual harebrained response.”
Kate Alcott, The Dressmaker

Marjorie Garber
“There are men of character in the U.S. Congress, both House and Senate. There are women of character, too. But the evidence for "character" needs to be something other than the iteration of the word itself.”
Marjorie Garber, Character: The History of a Cultural Obsession

“The Covid pandemic could have been stopped within 90 days in America had we been fortunate enough to have a government that was in control of this country instead of corporations who did not want to lose money by shutting down the states and implementing a mandatory quarantine for everyone. This is why the pandemic affected the USA worse than other countries who do not allow corporations to control their politicians.”
James Thomas Kesterson Jr

“Mitch McConnell is a psychopath. He's a classic psychopath but he does it much more subtly than Trump does.”
Justin A. Frank

Jimmy Dore
“All I'm doing is I'm saying what AOC said when she was running for office... and people are going nuts about it.”
Jimmy Dore

“Mr. President, I would like to speak briefly and simply about a serious national condition. It is a national feeling of fear and frustration that could result in national suicide and the end of everything that we Americans hold dear. It is a condition that comes from the lack of effective leadership either in the legislative branch or the executive branch of our government.”
Margaret Chase Smith

“The United States Senate has long enjoyed worldwide respect as the greatest deliberative body in the world. But recently that deliberative character has too often been debased to the level of a forum of hate and character assassination sheltered by the shield of congressional immunity.

It is ironical that we senators can in debate in the Senate, directly or indirectly, by any form of words, impute to any American who is not a senator any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming an American--and without that non-senator American having any legal redress against us--yet if we say the same thing in the Senate about our colleagues we can be stopped on the grounds of being out of order.

It is strange that we can verbally attack anyone else without restraint and with full protection, and yet we hold ourselves above the same type of criticism here on the Senate floor.”
Margaret Chase Smith

“As a Republican, I say to my colleagues on this side of the aisle that the Republican party faces a challenge today that is not unlike the challenge which it faced back in Lincoln's day. The Republican party so successfully met that challenge that it emerged from the Civil War as the champion of a united nation-in addition to being a party which unrelentingly fought loose spending and loose programs.

Today our country is being psychologically divided by the confusion and the suspicions that are bred in the United States Senate to spread like cancerous tentacles of "know nothing, suspect everything" attitudes.”
Margaret Chase Smith

“Those who live in Glass Houses of Congress . . . should not throw Boulders”
Kevin Kolenda

“My sin was to raise an objection to one state during the electoral college certification process, thereby triggering a congressional debate, precisely as permitted by the law and precisely as Democratic members of Congress have done in the electoral counts of 2001, 2005, and 2017. I was, in fact, waiting to participate in that debate on the Senate floor when the riot halted our work and forced the Senate (temporarily) to disband. For this I was branded a “seditionist” and worse. But like many others attacked by the corporations and the Left, my real crime was to have challenged the reign of the woke capitalists.”
Josh Hawley

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