Erskine Bowles

(Erskine Boyce Bowles)

Erskine Bowles
Erskine Bowles
  • Born: August 8, 1945
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Businessman









Erskine Boyce Bowles is an American businessman and political figure from North Carolina. He served from 2005 to 2010 as the president of the University of North Carolina system. In 1997–98 he served as White House Chief of Staff and he also ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate from North Carolina in 2002 and 2004.

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Don’t worry Congressman. President Clinton can’t stand you either. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The era of deficit denial is over Budgets & Budgeting
There is spending in the tax code. Taxes
We’re the healthiest horse in the glue factory. Budgets & Budgeting
And I believe in having an administration that has clearly defined goals, objectives and time lines such that it and its people can be held accountable. Time
I always thought that I was okay with arithmetic.
I am not a politician.
I believe in cooperating for the common good.
I believe in working in a bipartisan manner.
I think it's absolutely clear that the fiscal path we are on is not sustainable, and for me, the best analogy is these deficits are like a cancer, and over time they will destroy the country from within. Time
I think that if we don't get these politicians to come together we face the most predictable economic crisis in history. History
It will be about which candidate, which of the two candidates remaining, is best suited to make a positive difference in the lives of North Carolina families, and I submit to each of you tonight that I am that candidate and Elizabeth Dole is not.
Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. Leaders & Leadership
Romney said that his tax reform proposal is 'very similar to the Simpson-Bowles plan.' How I wish it were.
The American people know that every day 3,000 kids begin to smoke, 1,000 of them die an early death. They're not going to allow us to go forward this year and not have comprehensive bipartisan legislation. It's in everybody's best interest. Death
We live in a time today where we face fierce global competition. Time
You always have certain strengths and certain weaknesses, and you want to compensate for your weaknesses... I have a real duty to earn the trust of the faculty. I don't just deserve it. I have to earn it. Trust