Tom Daschle

(Thomas Andrew Daschle)

Tom Daschle
Tom Daschle
  • Born: December 9, 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician









Quote Topics Cited
A Senate seat is a terrible thing to waste. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
All we have is us. Our only hope of survival is each other. Political Parties & Machines
An acre of corn, one of the rare plant species to use a carbon dioxide efficient photosynthesis system, removes more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than does an acre of mature Amazonian rain forest… Energy
GOP seems to stand for Gas, Oil, and Plutonium. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes ;Energy
I am saddened, saddened that this President [George W. Bush] failed so miserably at diplomacy that were now forced to war. War & Peace
If you manage a grocery store, you pay 35 percent in taxes. If you manage a hedge fund, you only pay 15 percent. Taxes
It takes 100 senior citizens to pay for one tax cut for a fat cat. Taxes
Members of Congress don’t speak to their colleagues any more. They talk to the national audience. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Our health care system has 21st century operating rooms and 19th century administrative rooms. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Polarized positions are an indulgence which … the nation cannot afford. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
President Bush said that he wanted to change the tone in Washington. He has; it has gotten worse. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Proprietary medicine certainly has to be held in check. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Repetition often becomes fact. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
The playing field for renewable sources of energy—such as wind, solar, and geothermal energy—must be leveled with tax incentives that reduce the production costs for renewable energy technologies. Energy
The President spoke loudly but carried a small stick. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
What you don't know can hurt you. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Bipartisanship isn't an option anymore; it is a requirement. The American people have divided responsibility for leadership right down the middle. Leaders & Leadership
Iraq is not the only nation in the world to possess weapons of mass destruction, but it is the only nation with a leader who has used them against his own people.
It was important for us to be as supportive as our candidates and as our incumbent senators would have us be.
It would be nice if we could clear up the nominations that are still out there, and there are a lot of them.
I've been amazed at the degree to which Democrats, in particular, have expressed their enthusiasm for the president's manner with which he handled this budget.
Let there be no doubt: the state of our union is strong - stronger than the terrorists who seek to harm us and stronger than the challenges that confront us. At the same time, we know that our union can be stronger still. Time
Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter.
On issues relating to taxes, you don't always speak with one voice.
People were concerned about national security, and that precluded us from having the opportunity to break through on the issues that we cared most about - the economy, education and health care. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine
President Bush has said that the economy is growing, that there are jobs out there. But you know, it's a long commute to China to get those jobs.
Senators, like everyone else, want to feel a part of this decision-making process. They want to feel included.
The campaign is over. It's time for the work of governing to begin. Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that we are now forced to war. War & Peace
We have exhausted all of our diplomatic effort to get the Iraqis to comply with their own agreements and with international law. Given that... we have got to force them to comply, and we are doing so militarily.
We know we're up against the wall. We know how difficult a challenge it is, being in the minority.
We must correct the problems and inequities in the way we conduct and decide elections in the United States.
We must govern from the middle, or we will not be able to govern at all.
We need real campaign finance reform to loosen the grip of special interests on politics. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
What we need is not more distrust and division. What we need now is acceptance.
When you're in the minority, it doesn't matter what you're agenda is, you're not going to have the degree of freedom that you have as a member of the majority. Freedom & Liberty
You've got two people that are well known in South Dakota, respected. We'll see how it all shakes out.