Bennie Thompson Quotes

 

Any successful nominee should possess both the temperament to interpret the law and the wisdom to do so fairly. The next Supreme Court Justice should have a record of protecting individual rights and a strong willingness to put aside any political agenda.

— Bennie Thompson

Even President Bush has cited the need to outlaw the practice of corporations making loans to their officers. Strangely enough, when the President was a corporate officer, he took out several loans from the company.

— Bennie Thompson

History suggests that attempts to privatize Medicare by relying on private companies to offer Medicare benefits in rural America simply will not work.

— Bennie Thompson

I believe that if corporate America expects consumer confidence to be restored, they must first be honest with us.

— Bennie Thompson

If you talk to the Whites in Mississippi they will tell you, ‘You can go to any school you want to; we don’t see race.’ Biggest lie ever told.

— Bennie Thompson

Medicare debates in Congress should result in better Medicare benefits for all our nation’s seniors. We’re not asking for special treatment for rural America, just a fair deal.

— Bennie Thompson

Medicare provided guaranteed equal coverage, something that the private sector could not.

— Bennie Thompson

Rather than squander the surplus on tax breaks for the rich, we should add a prescription drug benefit to the Medicare program, shore up Social Security, fortify our defense, provide a quality public education and offer economic assistance to rural areas.

— Bennie Thompson

Sending our young men and women into battle is perhaps the most serious course of action a Nation can undertake.

— Bennie Thompson

At home I have hunting magazines on my nightstand. I’m an avid hunter. I hunt every chance I get.

— Bennie Thompson

I’ve never really read any books about Washington, neither the politics nor the city.

— Bennie Thompson

Americans have almost been conditioned to believe that the majority of people who seek to do us harm are those of Muslim descent.

— Bennie Thompson

While I agree that homegrown terrorism and the jihadist threat deserve continuing attention, a single-minded approach ignores all other threats.

— Bennie Thompson

Today’s terrorists do not share a particular ethnic, educational or socioeconomic background.

— Bennie Thompson

We must maximize our efforts to counter violent extremism, radicalization and recruitment in the United States and stop using xenophobia and ethnic stereotyping.

— Bennie Thompson

I think people tend to apply where they think the greatest opportunities lie.

— Bennie Thompson

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