Richard M. Daley

(Richard Michael Daley)

Richard M. Daley
Richard M. Daley
  • Born: April 24, 1942
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

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Education is the complete answer to all these other social issues. Policy & Policy Making
If it was up to me, no one but law enforcement officers would own hand guns. Guns & Gun Control
I'm pro-death. I believe in the death penalty. Let's get on with it. Capital Punishment, Dealth Penalty & State Execution
Jobs, jobs, jobs. Miscellaneous
Marriage has been undermined by divorce ... Don't blame the gay and lesbian, transgender and transsexual community. Families, Children & Parenting
The key for all cities is whether you turn the public schools around. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
They are not valuable wetlands. They are degraded industrial wastelands. Environment & Environmentalism
We have shaken things up when necessary. Management & Managing Government
Welfare is killing this country. Welfare
You can listen to them [environmental protesters] but don’t stop your project—don’t stop your thinking. Civil Disorder, Riots, Protests & Demonstrations
And the political system is changing rapidly in this country, and we better realize that. The elephants or donkeys are not what younger people look to. They look at individual candidates' philosophy, and I think it's a different time and a different generation. Time
And then for the first time in history a Cook County state's attorney was reelected for a third time. Time ;History
Everybody would love to be mayor of Chicago. If you look at what we have done over many, many years and where we are today and the commitment by the business community, the commitment by the not-for-profit community - all this coming together - this is a wonderful city. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Business, Commerce & Finance
First National Bank laid off 1,000 people; where do they go? There are no jobs for them. So we are having serious economic problems in this country. We are in a real economic crisis.
I believe the way I describe the problems in Chicago is that it's a metropolitan area. I've said that everywhere. The uneducated child is not just my problem, it's the state's problem. It's also the federal government's problem. Government
I don't fight the suburban areas or collar counties. I get along with them; they're former Chicagoans anyway.
I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There's where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge. Government
I think the state has some serious problems. Just look at the layoffs going on across the state, not just in Chicago. It affects the middle class. It pushes people down.
I'm one who demands a lot from people. I'm not afraid to look at alternative ways in city government. That's what I've done in my two years and will continue to do in the next four. Government
I'm the one who gets called up about a problem. I'm the one who gets called up about the street lighting and the abandoned car. I'm the one who gets blamed if the police don't arrive. I'm the one they blame if a city truck is broken down.
In the coming days, I know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor. Many of you will search to find what's behind my decision. It's simple. I have always believed that every person, especially public officials, must understand when it is time to move on. For me, that time is now. Time
It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.
I've given it my all. I've done my best. Now, I'm ready with my family to begin the next phase of our lives. Families, Children & Parenting
I've reached out to other mayors throughout the United States to form an Olympic Task Force of Mayors, and to community leaders, Congress, and businesspeople. As thousands of people around the country join the movement, it gets more and more exciting.
I've very proud to be mayor of our great city. It's a city with a heart and a soul. Chicago has a unique spirit. Our business community wants to give back. Business, Commerce & Finance
My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression. One person and one party made a difference in his life. That's what everybody forgot when they called my father and other people political bosses. Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
People have to be confident about their sites. We're confident, number one, because under my administration we're managing our airports better than we've ever done before.
So you keep raising these taxes, and all of a sudden the business community says, 'Why are we here? We can go someplace else and use their phones.' That's one of the problems that directly affects the business community. Business, Commerce & Finance
That area environmentally is a waste. You can't do anything. I don't care if the Sierra Club goes out there. It is fully polluted! You're not only going to work to clean up the environment, but also you will put people to work. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
That's an economic development program in the metropolitan area. If they don't see that, and you don't get these things done, then you're competing with Texas and California and Atlanta; then you really have problems.
The spirit of the Olympic movement is great for young people because it teaches them about the training and discipline required to compete. Even if they don't make the teams, they can rededicate their lives to the art of sport, discipline, and physical fitness. Sports & Athletics ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
There has been loss of steel manufacturing. Those people need jobs. Where you have to build the third airport is where people are. So you're right; if his site isn't playable, then our site is right next to it.
They knew that Roosevelt and the Democratic party made a difference on them, on their quality of life issues, and they believed in that. But today it is completely different. Life
They really do a disservice because these men and women came out of the Depression, they came out of the war. Women ;War & Peace
We also need people like social workers, volunteers, the Christian Industrial League, drug treatment programs to make sure you are getting them a job. That's what you have to do. Otherwise, we just keep stepping around these things.
We are going to sign a treaty with Mexico. We are competing internationally. We need another international airport for international cargo, international travel, international businesses. Travel
Well, the problem of the federal government is that they print money and go in debt. That's their national policy, Democrats and Republicans it doesn't matter. And this is where I differ. Government ;Money, Coins & Minting
We're competing against other great cities: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. That's why it's important that we all join together on the final path to Copenhagen. Having the support of President Obama is key.
Why should a city be mandated to do something by the federal government or state government without the money to do it? Government ;Money, Coins & Minting
You go out there and ask them what their future is today. If we don't build that today, there's nothing. Future
You have nothing coming into a major metropolitan area to relocate or locate your business and employees. And you can go across the country and you'll see that. Business, Commerce & Finance