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Richard M. Daley

American,  Politician
Total Quotes : 26
Area Metropolitan Also

I believe the way I describe the problems in Chicago is that it's a metropolitan area. I've said that everywhere. The uneducated child is not just my problem, it's the state's problem. It's also the federal government's problem.

- Richard M. Daley

Third Cook Attorney

And then for the first time in history a Cook County state's attorney was reelected for a third time.

- Richard M. Daley

Philosophy Enjoy Go

I enjoy getting things done. My philosophy is the edge, the edge of something. There's where we have to go in local government, in not only the philosophy but the creativity in people around you. They have to go to the edge.

- Richard M. Daley

Political Country I Think

And the political system is changing rapidly in this country, and we better realize that. The elephants or donkeys are not what younger people look to. They look at individual candidates' philosophy, and I think it's a different time and a different generation.

- Richard M. Daley

Country Having Laid

First National Bank laid off 1,000 people; where do they go? There are no jobs for them. So we are having serious economic problems in this country. We are in a real economic crisis.

- Richard M. Daley

Collar Them Former

I don't fight the suburban areas or collar counties. I get along with them; they're former Chicagoans anyway.

- Richard M. Daley

Clean Up Sierra Put

That area environmentally is a waste. You can't do anything. I don't care if the Sierra Club goes out there. It is fully polluted! You're not only going to work to clean up the environment, but also you will put people to work.

- Richard M. Daley

City Broken Truck

I'm the one who gets called up about a problem. I'm the one who gets called up about the street lighting and the abandoned car. I'm the one who gets blamed if the police don't arrive. I'm the one they blame if a city truck is broken down.

- Richard M. Daley

Proud Give Very

I've very proud to be mayor of our great city. It's a city with a heart and a soul. Chicago has a unique spirit. Our business community wants to give back.

- Richard M. Daley

Democratic Party Made Knew

They knew that Roosevelt and the Democratic party made a difference on them, on their quality of life issues, and they believed in that. But today it is completely different.

- Richard M. Daley

Taxes Here Use

So you keep raising these taxes, and all of a sudden the business community says, 'Why are we here? We can go someplace else and use their phones.' That's one of the problems that directly affects the business community.

- Richard M. Daley

Other Everybody Dad

My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression. One person and one party made a difference in his life. That's what everybody forgot when they called my father and other people political bosses.

- Richard M. Daley

Behind Some Reflecting

In the coming days, I know there will be some reflecting on my time as mayor. Many of you will search to find what's behind my decision. It's simple. I have always believed that every person, especially public officials, must understand when it is time to move on. For me, that time is now.

- Richard M. Daley

Young Olympic Compete

The spirit of the Olympic movement is great for young people because it teaches them about the training and discipline required to compete. Even if they don't make the teams, they can rededicate their lives to the art of sport, discipline, and physical fitness.

- Richard M. Daley

Against Other Obama

We're competing against other great cities: Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo. That's why it's important that we all join together on the final path to Copenhagen. Having the support of President Obama is key.

- Richard M. Daley

Because Similar Northwest

It has to be because unemployment problems in northwest Indiana are similar to those in southeast Chicago.

- Richard M. Daley

Before Administration

People have to be confident about their sites. We're confident, number one, because under my administration we're managing our airports better than we've ever done before.

- Richard M. Daley

City Will Next

I'm one who demands a lot from people. I'm not afraid to look at alternative ways in city government. That's what I've done in my two years and will continue to do in the next four.

- Richard M. Daley

Go Democrats Republicans

Well, the problem of the federal government is that they print money and go in debt. That's their national policy, Democrats and Republicans it doesn't matter. And this is where I differ.

- Richard M. Daley

Think I Think Some

I think the state has some serious problems. Just look at the layoffs going on across the state, not just in Chicago. It affects the middle class. It pushes people down.

- Richard M. Daley