Lloyd Bentsen Quotes

You know if you let me write $200 billion worth of hot checks, I could also give you the illusion of prosperity.

Referring to the $200 billion deficit created under his opponent's administration:
Lloyd Bentsen
Lloyd Bentsen
  • Born: February 11, 1921
  • Died: May 23, 2006
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr. was an American politician who was a four-term United States Senator (1971–1993) from Texas and the Democratic Party nominee for vice president in 1988 on the Michael Dukakis ticket. He also served as the 69th United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Bill Clinton.