“We’re here to defend Venezuela; that’s what we were elected to do. Even if it costs us our lives.”
Armando Armas, opposition lawmaker in Venezuela, after being attacked by a mob that stormed the Venezuelan National Assembly. New York Times, July 5, 2017.
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“Whoever believes the problems of this world can be solved by isolationism and protectionism is making a tremendous error.”
Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, in a speech to Parliament before a G20 Summit. New York Times, June 29, 2017.
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“I think there is movement among Hill Republicans, for now mostly in private and behind the scenes. And then, I think (and history suggests), the dam will break suddenly.”
Bill Kristol quoted in the Washington Post 5/12/17
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“We’re going to prime the pump with the taxes because we’re going to take in perhaps a little bit less, but we’re going to have a lot more business, we’re going to have companies coming back into the country. I know a lot of companies that want to come back in but they’re not going to come back in because of taxes.”
Donald Trump, interview with the Economist, 5/11/17
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“It really has to do with self-respect as a nation. It has to do with trade deals that have to be fair, and somewhat reciprocal, if not fully reciprocal.”
Trump on what “Trumponomics” means to him, interview with the Economist, 5/11/17
Continue reading June 2, 2017