Rod Blagojevich Quotes

24 Rod Blagojevich quotes:

"Taking the F-16s out of Springfield would compromise our ability to protect the people of Illinois and will impact the safety and security of the entire Midwest, ... This indefensible decision would make our homeland less secure and cost our taxpayers $10 million."
"I can't think of anything more important, ... (It's) something . . . that no state anywhere in America is currently doing, and that is to provide health care to every child."
"I've got news for the president, ... This is America and these people are not refugees."
"America is a place where anything is possible, but it's easier to reach those heights if you get a good, quality education,"
"That means regular doctors visits. That means going to the dentist. That means having your eyes checked. That means coverage for the medicines children need,"
"We need to restore the public's faith in our state pension systems and send a message that those responsible with investing public dollars have to be held to the highest ethical standards, ... When they fail to do that, as we've seen in recent weeks, they undermine the system and breach the public trust."
Author: Blagojevich Quotes Category: Faith Quotes
"We will do for our kids in Illinois what our country decided to do 40 years ago for our senior citizens under the Medicare program. We will guarantee access to health care for our kids,"
"I have no involvement whatsoever in anything surrounding the alleged corruption at the teachers retirement system, and nobody close to me does either,"
"Part of protecting our homeland means being less dependent on foreign countries for our energy."
Author: Blagojevich Quotes Category: Energy Quotes
"I consider an approval of a reverse auction procurement process of market-based rates for wholesale power either a serious neglect of duty or gross incompetence by the ICC,"
"Our children's health and well-being are dependent on our commitment to promoting food access and good eating habits at home, at school and in the community."
"Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing an idea that will help people and, in this case, children?"
"These children deserve to go to school, where they can learn and just be kids,"
"The children of working families are the children who are falling through the cracks, ... It's not supposed to be that way in America."
"When parents are healthy, they're better able to deal with the challenges of raising their children, and are more productive at work."
"And just as important, it proves that government is supposed to exist for the good of the people, not the other way around, and certainly not for the personal enrichment of those who hold public office."
"Ask any woman and she'll tell you: health care for women is more expensive than it is for men. In fact, during their reproductive years, women spend 68% more on health care than men do."
Author: Blagojevich Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"That's the best way to do it, versus taking money away from our schools, taking money away from providing health care for people,"
Author: Blagojevich Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"The truth is, we do things honestly, ethically and legally and we're doing it completely different from what some of our predecessors did, ... Some of this could very well be the result of spillover, as well as the sort of growing pains of change that have been going on with how we do things in a different way to keep the trust of the people."
Author: Blagojevich Quotes Category: Truth Quotes
"If you don't take enough math classes or science classes or writing intensive classes, you're not going to be prepared to compete in college or the workplace -- no matter what your diploma says,"

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