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" Agriculture looks different today - our farmers are using GPS and you can monitor your irrigation systems over the Internet. "
" The administration's reckless plan doesn't do one thing to ensure the long term security of social security, rather it undermines our economy. We need a budget and a fiscal policy that reflects the values and interests of America and restores fiscal discipline. "
" Privatizing Social Security doesn't make sense, and it's out of step with the fundamental value of ensuring that after a life spent working hard and contributing to the greatness of our nation, every American should have a secure retirement. "
" For years, I have worked diligently to develop and implement a 21st century manufacturing strategy that will create jobs in the new clean energy economy. "
" The Republicans have a very traditional focus over and over again whether or not it's worked. "
" And I have to say, what motivates me every day and I know my Democratic colleagues is to remember that every day 14,000 people get up in the morning with insurance that go to bed at night without it and most of them because they lost their job. "
" We need to make college affordable in price, and also have lower-cost student loans and more available grants for students. "
" The Farm Bill is one of the only bills that provides substantial deficit reduction that passed the Senate this year. It only makes sense that this deficit reduction bill would be included in a larger deficit reduction agreement. "
" As Michigan's voice on the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, I will continue working to make sure the next generation of advanced technologies and alternative fuel vehicles are made right here in America. "
" We want to develop innovative ways to promote savings so more Americans can save for their future, but first we need to reject privatization schemes and work together to strengthen Social Security. "
" Social Security is not just the foundation of America's retirement dignity and security, it ensures the economic stability and strength of our families and our state's economy. "
" Climate change is very real. "
" You know, in China, they say, come on over, we'll build the plant for you. Of course, then they steal your patents, but the reality is that they are aggressively trying to take our jobs. Every other country is. They know that to have a middle class, you have to make things. "
" I think that we have a number of different health care challenges in our country, and certainly addressing the uninsured is one, and the second is making sure that those with health insurance actually get the care that they assume they'll have available to them if they get sick. "
" The reality for us in America is that we will never get out of debt with more than 15 million people out of work. "
" Five thousand people every day lose their home because of a medical bankruptcy. Most of them had insurance. "
" Lawmakers need to be held accountable and should feel the impact of a government shutdown just like many other Americans will. "
" The levels of poverty in 1933's rural America were unimaginable to us now. The 1933 Farm Bill, which introduced unprecedented government control over agriculture, was a reaction to the specific problems facing producers at that time. "
" Global warming creates volatility. I feel it when I'm flying. The storms are more volatile. We are paying the price in more hurricanes and tornadoes. "
" The Patients' Bill of Rights is necessary to guarantee that health care will be available for those who are paying for insurance. It's a part of the overall health care picture. "
" I support making sure that there are legal protects for everyone. "
" We are now paying the cost of people who move jobs overseas as taxpayers, and people are appalled when they hear that. "
" So when folks talk about the deficit and leaving the deficit for our children, we will never get out of debt had this country until people get back to work, until they have good-paying jobs, and in between times, we will not move this economy forward until we are helping people be able to keep going in this recession. "
" Quality afterschool programs provide safe, engaging and fun learning experiences to help children and youth develop their social, emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills. "
" Doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or a Republican in Michigan. We want jobs in Michigan. "
" I think the most important issue for all of us is our economy and jobs and creating opportunities for young people to be able to get the education that you need to be able to afford to go to college. "
" Democracy is about voting and it's about a majority vote. And it's time that we started exercising the Democratic process. "
" As a Michigan senator, I feel a special responsibility to protect the Great Lakes. They are not only a source of clean drinking water for more than 30 million people but are also an integral part of Michigan's heritage and its economy. "
" The concern right now is that families are paying for insurance, or getting insurance from their employer and trusting that health care will be available for their families. In too many instances now, the care they need isn't available. "
" At a time when we are losing manufacturing jobs in this country, we should be doing everything we can to help our manufacturers stay competitive. They are the backbone of our economy. "
" Forget about whether global warming exists. My focus is on jobs. "