People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans.
President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
I don't think meals have any business being deductible. I'm for separation of calories and corporations.
Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I.
The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns.
When strangers start acting like neighbors... communities are reinvigorated.
The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers.
A society that has more justice is a society that needs less charity.
This country has far more problems than it deserves and far more solutions than it applies.
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.
Your best teacher is your last mistake.
Members of Congress are like the voters in one respect -- they want to go with the winners.
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
Let's not just look at it as taking votes away from Gore. Our support comes from a lot of people.
The democracy gap in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by people who drop out, do not vote, or listlessly vote for the least worst every four years and then wonder why after every cycle the least worst gets worse.
For almost seventy years the life insurance industry has been a smug sacred cow feeding the public a steady line of sacred bull.
Up against the corporate government, voters find themselves asked to choose between look-alike candidates from two parties vying to see who takes the marching orders from their campaign paymasters and their future employers. The money of vested interest nullifies genuine voter choice and trust.
Power has to be insecure to be responsive.
...organized labor...rushes to support the party without demanding a turn away from corporatism toward workers' needs. This is the logic of the lesser of two evils. It tethers labor to a relentless slide deeper into the corporate power pits year after year.
Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret.
Unlike members of Congress, Big Business knew what the WTO agreements contained. That's because corporate lobbyists helped draft them.
Every time I see something terrible, it's like I see it at age 19. I keep a freshness that way.
Turn on to politics, or politics will turn on you.
The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That's the only difference.