All statements involving George Will
Says 18 states and the District of Columbia have voted Democratic in six consecutive presidential elections.
Wisconsin education agency "urged white students to wear white wristbands ‘as a reminder about your (white) privilege.’ "
"We lost more jobs in this great recession than the last four recessions combined."
Federal spending is "all discretionary, other than interest on the national debt. Social Security is discretionary. We have the discretion to change the law. Same is true with Medicare and Medicaid."
If Wisconsin's governor cuts perquisites as much as he plans to do, "it would still leave (workers) better off than their private sector" counterparts.
Just like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, "the AFL-CIO receives dues from foreign entities associated with it."
"Over 10 years, (extending tax cuts for the wealthy) would add less to the deficit than Obama added with the stimulus in one year."
During the recession, "the consumer in his native perversity has begun to save. The savings rate is now 6.2 percent."
Democrats in the 1930s wanted President Franklin Roosevelt "to be more conservative."
Says that President Obama said if Congress passed the economic stimulus bill, "we would have unemployment at 8 percent and no higher. And it went higher."
The final pitch of Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series "was a foot and half probably high and outside."
Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, cast votes for TARP, the stimulus, and an individual mandate for health care.
Greece "has a GDP the size of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex."
"What the Arizona law does is make a state crime out of something that already is... a federal crime."
"When we started this health care debate a year ago, 85 percent of the American people had health insurance, and 95 percent of the 85 percent were happy with it."
Most of the stimulus money will be spent "not this year, not next year, but in 2011."
Every year tobacco kills more Americans than did World War II — more than AIDS, cocaine, heroin, alcohol, vehicular accidents, homicide and suicide combined.
"Congress shoveled $700 billion into the Troubled Assets Relief Program, $325 billion of which has been spent without purchasing any toxic assets."
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