Gene Sperling
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"Eugene "Gene" B. Sperling" was Director of the United States National Economic Council/National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy under Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

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You can't want reform more than a country itself does.

We're not gonna put WTO conditions on China that have never been put on any other country before.

We're in a very deep hole on job market, ... We've had a couple of steps in the right direction, but we have a lot farther to dig ourselves out.

I think there's a few tough nuts left to crack.

It's targeted toward people on welfare for a long time. It is not likely to just reward companies for people they would have hired anyway, but rather to provide those companies who are trying to do the right thing.

We're all continuing to focus like a laser beam on the economy. And that means not sitting around and patting yourself on the back because unemployment and inflation rates are low.

President Bush takes the credit for a 'shallow recession,' he denies any responsibility for an even 'more shallow' economic recovery.

In the last three months, the economic performance was disappointing for middle-class families and below expectations -- the results that have become the norm for the economy under President Bush.

But I'm actually quite confident that we will iron it out and ? that we will have a more formal agreement quite soon.