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Harry Reid Quotes

"I'm not a big Greenspan fan. I voted against him two times. I think he's one of the biggest political hacks we have in Washington."

"Now that our troops are mired in a dangerous effort to defeat the insurgency and are also trying to help rebuild the country, Americans of all political persuasions simply want the United States to succeed and our troops to be as safe as possible."

"I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada in a tiny town called Searchlight. My dad was a hard rock miner. My mom took in wash. I grew up around people of strong values - even if they rarely talked about them."

"It's time that America's government lived by the same values as America's families. It's time we invested in America's future and made sure our people have the skills to compete and thrive in a 21st century economy. That's what Democrats believe."

"This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours."

"There's a lot we can do to improve American's retirement security, but it's wrong to replace the guaranteed benefit that Americans have earned with a guaranteed benefit cut of forty percent or more."

"I'm not a big Greenspan fan-Alan Greenspan fan. I voted against him the last two times. I think he's one of the biggest political hacks we have in Washington."

"Instead of talking about ways to save Social Security, Republicans are talking about a plan that will destroy it."

"So the next thing I assume I'll be hearing from Republicans, they want to change rules some way, as they do on the House when you get a problem with ethics, they just change the rules."

"Social Security is not in crisis. It's a crisis the president's created, period."

"The American people do not like privatization. They are afraid of the debt the president's willing to do. And they don't like benefit cuts. And everyone here should understand all 45 Senate Democrats are united. We are not going to let this happen."

"The President is off to a bad start. He owes the American people honest answers on whether he wants to reform Social Security or privatize it."

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