Lloyd Bentsen

(Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr.)

Lloyd Bentsen
Lloyd Bentsen
  • Born: February 11, 1921
  • Died: May 23, 2006
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









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For 22 years [as a Senator] I worried about all the power at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. Now [as Treasury Secretary] I worry about all the power at the opposite end of Pennsylvania Avenue. Intergovernmental Relations
He's a terrible politician, but he makes a fine senator and public servant. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I served with Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you are no Jack Kennedy. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
It's not the quantity of your decisions; it's the quality. Management & Managing Government
I've been Secretary of the Treasury for 147 days, and in that 147 days I've written $133 billion worth of hot checks. Bureaucracy
Now that you have the Xerox machine, you can't keep many secrets. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
The goal of limiting campaign contributions is to find that line between contributions that are so high that a candidate feels beholden to a donor and contribution levels that are so low that a non-incumbent candidate has little chance of making an effective race. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
There is an economic revolution taking place throughout Latin America and we must be a part of it. Development & Growth
We have more gun dealers than McDonald's outlets. Guns & Gun Control
When you put your Senate staff together, do not use the staff from your campaign. Management & Managing Government
Who ever heard of a charismatic Congress? Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Why do Republicans fear debate? For the same reason baloney fears the slicer. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
You know if you let me write $200 billion worth of hot checks, I could also give you the illusion of prosperity. Budgets & Budgeting
I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout. I didn't know it at the time, but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Time ;Government
Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy.