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I have nothing but contempt for the kind of governor who is afraid, for whatever reason, to follow the course that he knows is best for the State; and as for the man who sets private friendship above the public welfare - I have no use for him either.


When people can fulfill their potential they become innovators. The innovative economy is competitive and makes it possible to finance the welfare state, which is not just a cost, but a sustainable basis for the economy, producing new innovators with social protection.

Pekka Himanen

The goal of the (reviews) has not been to penalize states, but to work with them to improve the effectiveness of their child welfare systems.

Wade Horn

We hope the move can help promote the concept of animal welfare in China.

Jill Robinson

We are not bothered by the threats that cases will be filed against us. If they're going to file cases now, let them go to the courts now. These are desperate moves by people who can't offer anything for the welfare of the people.

Raul Lambino

All this had been accomplished without giving the appearance of bullying Korea that could raise questions in the United States about Japan's true intentions. In short, Japan could plausibly cite humanitarian concern for the welfare of overseas Koreans that would on the surface appear to be legitimate.

Wayne Patterson

If the welfare state is here to welcome them, the solution is to get rid of it, as should have been done long ago. Overpopulation is a problem for socialist systems, not for free societies. In fact, the welfare system may be more destructive [to] the immigrants' families than to the natives.

Joseph Sobran

Though the country has long included all disabled and orphaned children in its welfare system, practically only those nursed in charity organizations have been attended to.

Dou Yupei

We conducted a surprise inspection on December 21, I believe, regarding a complaint that we received from PETA. And our veterinary medical officer found the animals were in good health. There are no violations of the Animal Welfare Act.

Darby Holladay

The average length of time that a child remains in New York city's child welfare system is 49 months, which is astronomically long.

Marsha Lowry

The American people are much more concerned about taxes, welfare, the deficit, crime, education, drugs, and way down somewhere low is that matter of nuclear weapon danger. So our task now is to convince the American people that it's more dangerous now than it was during the Cold War, and that's a fact.

Alan Cranston

This is not a mistake. It was the explicit intent of Congress to expand coverage to working families. The original sin of social policy was tying Medicaid directly to welfare. Now, it's tied to working.

Ron Haskins

That tells us the national AFL-CIO is in a desperate effort to protect its position in Kentucky and has very little regard for the welfare of the majority of people in this state. We fully expected this.

Brett Hall

The local NGOs, particularly the ones that deal with gender equality and children's welfare, had asked me to organize such a rally. I think we will do it early in March.

Cok Sawitri

Securing the long-term future of sustainable, welfare-friendly systems is essential if we are to build up over the longer-term livestock which are...resistant to the seemingly endless cycle of diseases that challenge our farming industry.

Patrick Holden

I'm a beast (on the football field). I see myself as a bodyguard. I'm personally responsible for the health and welfare of my quarterback. I'll do anything in my means to protect him.

D'brickashaw Ferguson

Our first priority of course, is the safety and welfare of our guests.

Bill Warren

This is an obvious form of welfare for the rich.

Orrin Pilkey

The council is challenged to work for the welfare of the city as a whole, not for a few individuals within the city that don't agree with us.

Councilman Norman Sugarman

I'm more concerned about the long-term welfare of his wife and daughter if he has to go to Iraq. All indications are he will.

Bill Clark