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" As tough as it is for many college graduates to get their planned careers on track, it could be worse: They could be trying to find a job without a college degree. "
" Consider trade protectionism. It's been tried - and found wanting - since the Great Depression. "
" We're a robust democracy here. That's the wonderful thing about this country. "
" When Peace Corps was first proposed, some in Congress assumed that only men would be volunteers. "
" Even a healthy economy and labor market would have struggled under the additional expenses enacted and proposed in 2009 and 2010 - from healthcare mandates and higher taxes, to carbon cap-and-trade and delay in extending the last decade's tax reforms. "
" The work of these women doesn't end when they return home from overseas, as one goal of the Peace Corps' mission is to help promote a better understanding of other cultures here in the United States. "
" The Obama administration likes to say that it is 'pro-worker.' But something is amiss when its labor priorities are forcing unionization and labor contracts on American workplaces, and denying union members information on how their dues money is spent. "
" To foster entrepreneurship, expansion and job creation, more leaders at all levels of government have to demonstrate some understanding of what it takes to build and grow businesses in the private sector. "
" The borrow-spend-and-centralize agenda that has been so destructive to job creation elsewhere in America has been a gravy boat inside the Beltway. "
" My parents were very supportive. "
" We are a Republic with different branches of government, and so the Senate and the House are going to be full partners in working with the White House. "
" If we did not have Obamacare, we could've addressed the healthcare crisis in a comprehensive but segmented fashion - meaning that we could have promoted a health savings plan. We could've pushed for tort reform, which added so much more cost to healthcare. "
" We need fair and free trade. "
" As I looked up at the Statue of Liberty, I thought at that time, 'What a wonderful country.' "
" It has long been said the only things in life that are certain are death and taxes. Automatic enrollment for insurance of 401k loans would add an additional certainty. Fewer Americans would suffer the unnecessary loss of retirement savings due to unanticipated and untimely misfortune in an already stressful time of need. "
" I can tell you I love California - and no more. "
" Where public pensions are concerned, many jurisdictions are running out of road. "
" For any trade deal to move forward, there has to be agreement. "
" Americans did not suffer alone. World trade overall fell two-thirds in the first few years of the Depression. "
" Three years after the four deepest previous recessions began - in 1953, 1957, 1973 and 1981 - employment was on average 4.7% higher than the pre-recession peak. "
" When the Smoot-Hawley bill landed on President Herbert Hoover's desk, more than 1,000 economists urged him to veto it. Tragically, the president ignored their pleas. "
" America needs a new approach to boost the economy - one that does not doom future generations to being saddled with paying off today's federal deficits. "
" Those memories of living in a developing nation are part of who I am today and give me a profound understanding of the challenges of economic development - an understanding which will make my tenure as Peace Corps director, I hope, a very special one. "
" Perhaps the original layaway angel knew from experience, or simply deduced, that people resorting to the old-fashioned installment method of layaway may be struggling financially. "
" I will carry with me always the deep sense of what it feels like to be an outsider and how tough it was, how hard it was to adapt to this country. "
" When there's change, people are always anxious. "
" While there have been news reports of recent college graduates living with their parents because they have been unable to find a job paying a salary sufficient to move out, their near and long-term career prospects remain far brighter than for those without a college degree. "
" Confidence, capital, and new markets fuel entrepreneurship and job-generating expansion of existing businesses. "
" Though the National Bureau of Economic Research deemed the recession to have ended in June 2009, to most Americans, that conclusion seems not to square with reality. "
" Our private-sector work force is the most industrious, innovative, productive, and ambitious in the world. "
" Government at all levels has kicked the fiscal can down the road for far too long. "