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" Budgets are blueprints and priorities. "
" What you really want to do is sit down and find a place that you can control government spending and raise more revenue. "
" In addition to billions in new 'stimulus' spending that our country can't afford, the Geithner plan also contains billions in tax increases on small and family-owned businesses while protecting the tax preferences of wealthy, multinational corporations. "
" We know Africa does not have the same medical treatments as we do. "
" Life in the restaurant business can provide a start in the working world for young people or a stable living for many Americans and their families. "
" For years now, long before I became House majority leader, I have been passionate about foreign affairs because I believe that anyone who leads in Washington must appreciate the significance of America's role in providing for global security and prosperity. "
" I'm on record saying nothing about immigration until we secure the borders. The borders are not secure. "
" You have to reform the visa program. The chain migration system doesn't work. You need a guest workers program. "
" If we engage in a conflict that we know this is a threat to America, we should make it so one-sided that it gets over very quickly. "
" When kids start school, families often have little choice over where they can go. Sometimes, children are forced into a failing school simply because their parents live in a certain district, and that school is the only option. "
" For restaurants that have a minimum gratuity charge on large groups, the IRS will now count those tips as regular wages rather than traditional tips that we are all familiar with when we dine out. Ask any server, and they will tell you that this will directly affect their day-to-day lifestyle. "
" Every sandwich I sold, the city got more sales tax, the state got more. But they came in and they would want to give me a ticket because I have a sign outside trying to get more business, right? "
" You can't serve on every committee. But you can know what happened, what the debate was, who said what. "
" Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. "
" I don't live in D.C. I keep an air mattress in my office. "
" We have to defend America and be strong. "
" I started my first business when I was 19. I learned a valuable lesson as a small business owner. You are the first one to work, last one to leave, and last one to be paid. "
" There are two different types of leader. A person can either be like a thermometer or a thermostat. A thermometer will tell you what the temperature is. A thermostat will not only tell you what the temperature is, but it'll move you to the temperature you need to get to. "
" I do believe in the free market. "
" I will tell you that the special relationship that America has with the Israeli people transcends any of the politics. "
" I started a deli when I was 19 years old. Kevin O's. The sandwiches at Kevin O's were a little like Subway before Subway - fresh baked bread. My best seller was turkey with cream cheese and artichoke hearts. I just made it up. "
" It's not easy for the average family to ensure that their child receives a quality education. And the federal government is not making it any easier. "
" When it comes to tyrants, dictators and terrorists, strength and the threat of force is the only language they understand. "
" I don't come from an Ivy League school or anywhere else. "
" Politically correct speech will not defeat the enemy. "
" I met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, visited our allies in the Arab Gulf, traveled to Tunisia and Iraq, met with President Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine, and visited our allies in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. "
" America needs education reform on all levels to expand quality schools, build on past successes, and lower college debt. "
" When gross public debt exceeds 90 percent of GDP, economic growth tends to decline considerably. "
" Our government has failed us. From the billion-dollar bailouts to the 'stimulus' package that failed to stimulate to the government takeover of health care, you cried 'Stop!'... but the Democratic Majority in Washington has refused to listen. "
" I try to drive my office more as a start-up of ideas. "
" I don't need a strong EPA. I don't need to fund a lot of money there. "