Joe Biden

Quote: Arafat's departure has created an awesome opportunity. [Joe Biden]

Quote: But I was amazed at how organized the Palestinian election authority was, how competent they were in setting up their polling places and the poll workers they had. [Joe Biden]

Quote: I support immediate financial assistance to the newly elected Palestinian president. Now, I don't know what those numbers will be, and I don't know how it's going to be framed. [Joe Biden]

Quote: In the middle of a recession, where we're just climbing out of it, where the economy -unemployment is still at 9.7 percent, the idea of raising taxes and reducing spending is a prescription for disaster. [Joe Biden]

Quote: Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community. [Joe Biden]

Quote: It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes. [Joe Biden]

Quote: Just talk to me as a father - not what the Constitution says. What do you feel? [Joe Biden]

Quote: Let's just be smart this time. I'm looking for smart. [Joe Biden]

Quote: Life is a matter of really tough choices. [Joe Biden]

Quote: Look, freedom is an overwhelming American notion. The idea that we want to see the world, the peoples of the world free is something that all of us subscribe to. [Joe Biden]

Quote: No matter how you cut it, this real debate on personal accounts is about the legitimacy of Social Security; it's not about the solvency of Social Security. [Joe Biden]

Quote: No one making less than $250,000 under Barack Obama's plan will see one single penny of their tax raised, whether it's their capital gains tax, their income tax, investment tax, any tax. [Joe Biden]

Quote: Now, people when I say that look at me and say, 'What are you talking about, Joe? You're telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?'. The answer is yes, that's what I'm telling you. [Joe Biden]

Quote: The devastating punch we took on September 11th still reverberates throughout American society.
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Quote: The Middle East is hopeful. There's hope there. [Joe Biden]

Quote: The Recovery Act is working, but it's going to continue to work. It's not over. A lot's going to happen this summer. And even after the summer, there's more to come with the act. [Joe Biden]

Quote: This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact. [Joe Biden]

Quote: This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power. [Joe Biden]

Quote: Well, I'm telling them two things. One is that, look, this is going to be something when the American people realize - once it's passed - that, A, it does take care of preexisting conditions; B, you're insurance rates aren't going to skyrocket; C, the insurance companies aren't going to be running the show like they were before; D, you're going to be in a position where you can keep your insurance that you have. That once the American public realizes that, you're going to get a reward for this. They're going to be rewarded. [Joe Biden]

Quote: When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.' [Joe Biden]

Quote: You get a lawyer whether you're in a military tribunal or whether you're in a federal court, number one. The attorney general decided that the court with the biggest - with the greatest venue, with the best jurisdiction was the New York court. That was the right decision to make. [Joe Biden]

Quote: You know we're going to control the insurance companies. [Joe Biden]

Quote: Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people. [Joe Biden]

Quote: We're going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than you can imagine. [Joe Biden]

Quote: My dad always said, 'Champ, the measure of a man is not how often he is knocked down, but how quickly he gets up.' [Joe Biden]

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