Bill Richardson Quotes (160 Quotes)


    devastated by the ravage of terror and the terror of human smuggling, drug smuggling, kidnapping, murder, and destruction of property.

    Such tax relief will put more money in the pockets of middle- and modest-income consumers, who will sink those dollars back into the economy immediately, helping to grow the economy and create jobs right away,

    I'm taking these serious steps because of the urgency of the situation and, unfortunately, because of the total inaction and lack of resources from the federal government and Congress,

    Based on news stories last year, some people may think that the department is solely a national security agency, ... But the fact is that the Department of Energy is at its heart a science agency. Forty percent, or 7.6 billion, of the fiscal year 2001 budget request is for research and development .... We are by far the nation's largest government agency in the physical sciences and in building and operating research facilities.

    They read 'bring the troops home' and thought, 'oh that's good,' they didn't think about the implications of cut and run.


    It's going to take Turkey a long time to recover, ... devastating.

    We believe it's a good strong text calling for an international arms embargo. It's moving forward. Hopefully, it will be adopted in the next few days.

    This is a great job. The best job I've ever had. Because I go to work for the people of New Mexico everyday. And I've tried to follow a few simple lessons to serve the people well. Be bold. Never fail to act. Keep your promises. And make a difference.

    Asked to elaborate on the front end and back end ... We found further flexibility that the US or some combination of the six-way talks countries could bring in the fuel for light-water reactor. At some point there was talk on bringing in an American CEO to run the light-water reactor.

    I choose bold. I choose action. I choose what's right for the people. I choose to make a difference.

    New Mexico is launching a new era of opportunity that will bring with it high-wage jobs and economic growth, particularly for southern New Mexico, ... It is a cutting edge initiative that will help us continue to move our state forward.

    I'm trying to be helpful, ... I've kept up my dialogue with them at their request, I've had a long relationship with them and I want to take advantage of that relationship to help my country.

    In our meetings with oil producing countries, we simply and forcefully made our case that increased production is in the interest in both producing and consuming nations, ... We made the point that the world is consuming 75 million barrels per day, and it is producing 73.

    Granted, it's not going to be enough, but I believe, with the sheriff's department of the four counties that I issued the executive order, overtime pay, additional staffing of 1.7 million dollars, I think we're going to do a lot better job,

    We must never forget that it is the private sector - not government - that is the engine of economic opportunity. Businesses, particularly small businesses, flourish and can provide good jobs when government acts as a productive partner.

    We cannot have a full economic recovery, we cannot ensure the security of this country, while the states are in the midst of the worst fiscal crisis in half a century. Direct aid to cash-strapped states is perhaps the most direct way to immediately jump-start an ailing economy.

    What is important to us is not just that OPEC and other nations make a decision to increase production, but that they do it and get oil into the market because this is not just the United States, ... ...What is most important here is consumer and producing countries need to have a stable price, and that helps them both.

    The federal government has failed those at the border and we have to have a solution.

    Development of this private industry in New Mexico will allow NASA and other international government space agencies to focus their efforts on exploring the further reaches of space, including manned travel to Mars and beyond.

    We should like the good side and dislike the bad side. You don't have to love him all the time or hate him all the time. The human being in me wants him to show humility and contrition. But would I pay to see him fight Yes.


    Raising a family is difficult enough. But it's even more difficult for single parents struggling to make ends meet. They don't need more obstacles. They need more opportunities.

    Iraq is pushing this issue to the brink and there's going to be some grave consequences.

    We have worked to get supply up and this temporary infusion of 30 million barrels of oil into the market will likely add an additional 3 to 5 million barrels of heating oil this winter if refineries are able to match higher runs in yields seen in the past,

    They care more about bureaucracy and building palaces for the elite than their own people.

    It could spark the production of supercomputers that fit into the palm of your hand or tiny devices to fight disease and repair injuries from inside our bodies,

    The American position is that there should be an unmistakable sign to Iraq that if they fail to comply there will be the severest consequences. That is a phrase that we find acceptable.

    There appears to be, at this time, no contamination of the air, ... We were able to control any potential damage. On the whole, it appears the Hanford facility has survived a major (disaster).

    Hopefully it will lead to lower gasoline prices in the United States, ... The jury is still out. It's uncertain whether that will happen.

    There's 1.3 billion that you've not appropriated that we've asked for ... This is the time when we really should be investing,

    The president will decide within the next few days on what to do with the reserve. The decision is based on whether the American consumer will be harmed and he will not hesitate to take steps that are needed,

    It is clear the world needs more oil, ... Saudi Arabia has shown a lot of leadership in the need for more production, and hopefully the rest of OPEC will follow suit.

    The rocket that goes up next March will not only lift a payload, it will launch what I believe will ultimately be the most significant commercial space facility in the country, ... This launch will be a brilliant signal flare that will let the nation and the world know New Mexico's spaceport is open for business. We can now say with certainty that the dream of this spaceport launching a new era in New Mexico's aerospace industry will become reality.

    I need full authority. I don't care what is holding it up. We just need to get it done -- this is for the national interest. I'm just stating a fact. It's not authorized,

    This resolution is going to be passed tomorrow, ... And we think it sends an unmistakable signal for Iraq to comply immediately. This resolution is moving like a freight train.

    On Iran, I thought he was quite good and positive ... I think our policy toward Iran makes sense, it includes the Europeans, the International Atomic Energy Agency, it includes diplomacy, the right to say we're going to defend Israel. I was pleased to see it wasn't mixed up in some of that 'axis of evil' stuff he sometimes says.

    Confinement, shackles -- I wouldn't have done that. But there's no question that I think the deal is good, because it would enable us to get what happened with that very, very sensitive, classified information, ... Meet the Press.

    It is clear that we have to have a comprehensive strategy,

    Vice President Gore does not favor higher gasoline prices for consumers. That is not the case,

    My initial view is positive, ... but the Federal Trade Commission does a very good oversight role of ensuring that consumers are protected.

    During the 2004 legislative session I proposed and the Legislature approved a bill to waive the state sales tax on efficient hybrid automobiles, ... Today, hybrid-buyers in New Mexico are saving big bucks when they purchase one of these efficient hybrids. The savings on this Escape, for instance, are about 800.

    We're talking about a violent situation, ... We're talking about police being shot at. We're talking about a violent situation that has to be dealt with.

    I believe that at our weapons labs right now, we have strong security procedures. We want to work with this committee on how we can improve that,

    I support the decision of the Justice Department that leads us to hopefully recover whatever happened to those tapes.

    There is still mistrust, but I believe conditions for negotiations have improved, ... The atmosphere is the best I've seen in 15 years.

    The smartest thing we can do to create high-wage jobs and grow our economy is to keep our focus on education.

    This is good government at its best -- no loopholes, no misunderstandings and no exceptions.

    What we're doing is trying to find ways you balance your diplomatic efforts,

    We want to have things for kids who might not be into just boxing. We also want to help them mentally as well as provide a place for them to participate in different sports.



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