Quotations by Cliff Stearns

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Born: Wednesday, April 16, 1941
Profession: Politician
Nationality: American


Although AmeriCorps is making a difference among its participants and the people they serve, we must address homelessness and the need for job training among our veterans.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: People, Difference, Job, Training, Veterans)

As the economy grows, so will the demand for energy.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Economy, Energy, Will)

At the bottom, the elimination of spyware and the preservation of privacy for the consumer are critical goals if the Internet is to remain safe and reliable and credible.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Goals, Internet, Privacy)

But in my district I have heard from law enforcement officials and across the State of Florida about how much this JAG funding helps them fight crime, and to protect and serve the citizens within their jurisdiction.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Crime, Fight, Law, State)

Canada is currently the only major industrialized country in the world that does not allow any private administration of health care services that are provided by the public system.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Health, Canada, Care, Country, Public, World)

Certainly, the murder of civilians for political statement did not just begin on September 11, 2001.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Murder)

First, the firearms industry has been around and has been respected for generations. They provide a valuable service and a highly desirable product to millions of sportsmen and supporters of those second amendment rights.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: First, Rights, Generations, Service)

I believe that we should allow younger workers to contribute toward a personal account that they own, as long as it is coupled with deficit reduction measures that enhance the long-term condition of Social Security.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Security, Workers)

I continue to meet people who have had their Web pages hijacked, their browsers corrupted, in some cases, their children exposed to inappropriate material from these dangerous programs hidden in their family computers.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Computers, Family, People, Children)

I think the American people, understandably, have sort of lost faith in the United Nations.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Faith, People, American, Nations, United)

I would say to my colleague that the misery index, inflation and unemployment, when added together is the lowest it has been in the last series of Presidents, even going back to Jimmy Carter. So I think the Bush administration is doing a good job.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Inflation, Job, Misery, Unemployment)

In early January I introduced my legislation, which, besides prohibiting Federal funding of human cloning, also expresses the sense of Congress that foreign nations should establish total prohibition on human cloning as well.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Congress, Legislation, Nations, Prohibition, Sense)

Last Thursday, our Supreme Court backed that local governments can co-opt private property, and give it to another private entity, for economic development.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Development, Court, Property)

Markets rebounded quickly from morning jitters after the London Thursday terrorist bombing.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: London)

Mr. Speaker, the fact of the matter is that the Ten Commandments are a historical document that contains moral, ethical, and legal truisms that any person of any religion or even an atheist can recognize and appreciate.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Legal, Religion, Fact)

My legislation, the Simple Savings Tax Relief Act of 2005, simply eliminates the taxation of interest earned in savings accounts, such as passbook savings accounts or bank certificates of deposit.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Act, Tax, Interest, Legislation, Taxation)

On September 11, the murders of World Trade Center employees and visitors took the lives of numerous nationalities, ethnic groups and religious followers.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Employees, Followers, Religious, Trade, World)

Perhaps these Ten Commandments cases will be the turning point in the legal war against religion.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Legal, Religion, War, Will)

Since 1994, unemployment rates are lower. Median household income is higher. A greater percentage of Americans are graduating from college. Home ownership rates are higher. And the violent crime rate has decreased.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Home, Americans, College, Crime, Income, Ownership, Unemployment)

Specifically, I am concerned about the long-term condition of Social Security. I am committed to ensuring that current beneficiaries and those nearing retirement face no reduction in benefits, while preserving this vital program for future generations.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Benefits, Future, Generations, Retirement, Security)

The irony of the Supreme Court hearing on these cases last week and of the outright hostility that the Court has displayed against religion in recent years is that above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is a concrete display of the Ten Commandments.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Religion, Court, Hearing, Irony, Justice, Years)

The main part of the Hyde bill is to withhold U.S. contributions to the regular assessed budget of the U.N. unless they make real and substantial reforms in the way they operate.
- Cliff Stearns

The Spy Act prohibits keystroke logging, hijacking, and phishing.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Act)

The Spy Act strikes a right balance between preserving legitimate and benign uses of this technology, while still, at the same time, protecting unwitting consumers from the harm caused when it is misused and, of course, designed for nefarious purposes.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Technology, Time, Act, Balance, Harm, Right)

There are so many exceptions to free speech: child pornography, cross burning, libel, fighting words.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Fighting, Pornography, Words)

Today's terrorists are pursuing a distinct route. They are increasingly attacking civilians in symbolic targets, such as those of economic importance, or venues of bustling life like public transportation or entertainment, like nightclubs.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Life, Entertainment, Importance, Public, Today)

U.S. economic prosperity is closely tied to the availability of a reliable and affordable supply of energy.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Energy, Prosperity)

We are the biggest donor to the United Nations, contributing 22 percent of the regular operating budget and nearly 27 percent of the peacekeeping budget.
- Cliff Stearns
(Keywords: Nations, United)







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