Zitat des Tages von Kenneth Langone:
The thing that Tea Parties have to understand, you can't govern if you don't get elected.
When a New York attorney general brings a lawsuit against a prominent business person, there are two things you can count on out of that office - lots of political bluster and little accountability.
I worked hard to get where I am. And I started with nothing.
I don't know whether other people should or shouldn't pay taxes. I know I can, and I am willing, to pay more taxes. I know I should not get Social Security. I don't need it.
I have, never, ever once, ever gotten anything from any politician I've ever helped. Not one thing.
We had 90 percent taxes before in America. All right? Didn't work.
Nothing so enchants attorneys general, their eyes generally fixed on higher public office, as slinging accusations against successful financial executives. Preening press conferences and fawning media coverage are virtually guaranteed, whether or not the charges have substance.
Why do we have U.S. attorneys? Because we need a mechanism to make sure people obey the laws that we pass, for societal reasons.
Contrary to what you might assume, I didn't start with any advantages and neither did most of the successful people I know. I am the grandson of immigrants who came to this country seeking basic economic and personal liberty.
A million dollars in the presidential election is a spit in the ocean. It's not a lot of money.
Genes don't mean necessarily that you have got a certain strand of gene that makes you particularly acceptable as a public official.
If we can get everybody working or as many as we can, you would be amazed at how many of our problems will disintegrate, go away.
The economy is a collection of emotions.
People making $1 million a year are not going to do anything different if they pay more taxes.
People can't live on $7.50 an hour.
You only have to worry about going to jail if you break the law. That's pretty simple.
I think I should pay more taxes... but everything they take from me should go to reduce the debt.
A lawsuit with no legal precedent, seeking no damages, from no jury, in the name of stopping something that isn't happening? Only in New York.
We ought to look at Social Security. We ought to ask ourselves the question, is there inherently something wrong with Social Security that a man like me is eligible for Social Security? There's something wrong with the system.
I'm a stockholder. I own a lot of stocks.
I consider myself a significant supporter of any candidate I work for, and I am certainly generous, I think, with my own funds.
I'm nuts, I'm rich, and boy, do I love a fight!