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I have stood on the front lines of the health care system as a doctor, patient and concerned parent. Those experiences have served as my guideposts throughout the struggle to reform America's health care system. And it's those same experiences that tell me that fear and election hysteria should not overshadow the reality of reform.
I started getting more and more active around immigration reform because this was such a waste of lives, such a waste of potential, such a waste for our country not to have the human capital that we developed - geared toward improving our entire society.
Laurene Powell Jobs
We are now preparing for the reform of the yuan's exchange rate system. For such reforms to take place, we need good economic conditions... and we need to do it under tight control.
It became obvious to me that the generation who changed the world were my parents' generation, and not only in terms of the Second World War, but if you look at all the social legislation of the '60s - abortion, homosexual law reform, equal pay - it wasn't done by my generation; it was done by people who were adults.
I urge North Korea's leaders to reflect on Burma's experience. While the work of reform is ongoing, Burma has already broken out of isolation and opened the door to a far better future for its people.
Thomas E. Donilon
I'm one of those that have said, one of my key principles is I will not support a health care reform bill that is not deficit-neutral, period.
Conservatism has always been about reforming government and solving problems, and that's why the conservative movement should lead on immigration reform.
Look, of course people are scared of entitlement reform because every time you put entitlement reform out there, the other party uses it as a political weapon against you.
After years of piecemeal reform the current welfare system is complex and unfair.
Iain Duncan Smith
Conservatives were sure that if you eliminated welfare for single moms, it would eliminate - or at lease greatly reduce - single motherhood. So in 1996 we had welfare reform. Did not change the trend in the least. Soon half of all babies will be born out of wedlock.
Tax reform means, 'Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.'
Russell B. Long
Drawing on President Bush's reform plan, which would allow citizens to transfer part of their Social Security contributions into personal accounts, an alteration of the current system is needed to make necessary change.
James A. Leach
We need earmark reform, and when I'm President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.
To innovate is not to reform.
I think that I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nancy Pelosi says the angry opposition to health care reform is like the angry opposition to gay rights that led to Harvey Milk being shot.
P. J. O'Rourke
Some people think that welfare reform should have hurt Bill Clinton with black voters.
P. J. O'Rourke
So what is so strange about saying I want Barack Obama to fail if his mission is to reconstruct and reform this nation so that capitalism and individual liberty are not its foundation? I want the country to survive. I want the country to succeed.
True health care reform cannot happen in Washington. It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities. All health care is personal.
Costs for liability insurance are higher than costs for many procedures. There is a need to reform liability laws to stop out-of-control health care costs.
Those outside of autism need to understand this is an epidemic and we need more government funding, insurance coverage and education reform.
Americans need accurate information in order to consider Social Security reform. Too bad the media can't be counted upon to provide it.
We're saying no changes for Medicare for people above the age of 55. And in order to keep the promise to current seniors who've already retired and organized their lives around this program, you have to reform it for the next generation.
I want to be a figure for prison reform. I think that the criminal justice system is rotten.
Henry Louis Gates
What I think we need to do to engage the American people in a conversation about entitlement reform is to have a bipartisan group of people who come together and put every solution on the table, every alternative on the table. And then we ought to engage in a long conversation with the American people so they understand the choices.
Sometimes going to jail is just the price you have to pay for social reform or social change.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Robert W. Service
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