Dick Armey Quotes (86 Quotes)


    Passage of a flat tax is a necessary predicate to my retiring from Congress, ... As my Democratic colleagues have come to understand that, their willingness to co-sponsor my bill has definitely gone up.

    In the end, the Democrats said unless they could have a guaranteed victory of a bill that would be nothing other than a rubber stamp of the McCain bill, they would rather have no consideration of that issue, ... That may be good politics, but it's certainly not legislation.

    Hillary Clinton bothers me a lot. I realized the other day that her thoughts sound a lot like Karl Marx. She hangs around a lot of Marxists. All her friends are Marxists.

    It's time really for the White House to send their people up here. Let's get to the tables. Let's get it negotiated. And let's get it done. It's altogether possible that would be done if they'll just come to work.

    I guess I'm a little disappointed in the president who says unless you're willing to do everything my way I will characterize you as being unwilling to do anything. Those are not the fair terms for debate. And quite frankly, Mr. President, you know better than that. You know how much our heart is in educating these children,


    Whatever happens, it will take years to repair the damage President Clinton has done to his office and his country,

    The Democratic Party has pretty much abandoned all the things that they cherish.

    Whether that comes from work between Norwood and the White House, or whether it comes from our work here in the House in getting the votes for this bill that we think is the right answer, or wherever it comes from, we will do the right thing.

    A blind race horse running the wrong way and dragging taxpayers with them, ... the worst kinds of failed crony capitalism.

    Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.

    If we vote 'no' today, ... we will condemn the people of China to a continued life of despair.

    I believe that we need more, not less, tax relief to pull this struggling economy out of its nose dive, and will work to ensure that the final package gets the surplus out of Washington and into the pockets of taxpaying Americans,

    It's going to be tougher and tougher to get the votes (in the House) if China doesn't quit threatening Taiwan.


    No American wants to go to war, ... But the president's proven leadership has shown that the conflict may be our only option to defend freedom.

    We will divide the four questions into separate votes and barring any parliamentary antics, it should be completed Thursday evening or perhaps Friday morning,

    Even 10 billion would be insufficient to begin fixing six years of Clinton-Gore neglect of armed forces,

    And if he thinks that there's going to be some division of resolve among the leaders of this country regarding his reckless or vicious use of such weapons, he would be sorely mistaken, because we will stand together against that threat to humankind,

    We will wait until we can have a clear understanding that we will pass a law that will help families,

    We're perfectly willing to spend more money on educating American people if the control of that money is in the local communities, under the local school boards,

    It is with deep regret and sense of apology that I inform members we are unable to do further work this evening on legislative business.

    When asked, If you had been in President Clinton's place would you have resigned Armey's replyIf I had been in the president's place I would not have gotten the chance to resign. I would have been lying in a pool of my own blood, looking up, and listening to my wife ask, 'How do you reload this son of a bitch'

    After months of lies, the president has given millions of people around the world reason to doubt that he has sent Americans into battle for the right reasons, ... The fact that Americans are expressing these doubts shows that the president is losing his ability to lead. If the president refuses to resign for the sake of the nation, I believe he should be impeached and face Senate trial.

    You cannot get ahead while you are getting even.

    a concession, not an apology, that appeared to be a cold calculation designed to protect himself...

    While I think the dangers of a member of the committee being blackmailed are somewhat exaggerated in political discourse, it would still be a prudent discussion for the minority leader to have with Mr. Condit, ... It can very well be that one would want to err on the side of prudence.

    The evidence is now undeniable that the IMF has played a destabilizing role in world financial affairs. We must reject the president's no-strings-attached 18 billion request and instead adopt IMF reforms,

    stay focused on the singular question Is taxing marriage appropriate

    The president's 1.6 trillion plan should be a floor, not a ceiling.

    Republicans are concerned about the well-being of the nation,


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