I’m not concerned about the very poor, we have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90, 95 percent of Americans who, right now, are struggling, and I’ll continue to take that message across the nation.–CNN interview.
No room for democracy
I think it’s fine to talk about those things [inequality, equal distribution of wealth] in a quiet room along with tax policy and the like. –Television interview.
The greening of America
We already have a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy…I think it’s about envy. It’s about class warfare. I think when you have a president encouraging the idea of dividing Americans based on 99 percent vs. 1 percent…that’s inconsistent with one nation under God. –Television interview.
Is he homeless too?
I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed. –Speech to Florida job seekers.
It’s a tough world even if you own the company
There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip. –Speech to New Hampshire voters worrying about unemployment.
Metaphorically speaking, that is
You remember during the Ronald Reagan/Jimmy Carter debates? That Ronald Reagan came up with this great thing about the 'misery index,' and that he hung that around Jimmy Carter's neck, and that had a lot to do with Jimmy Carter losing. Well, we're going to have to hang the 'Obama Misery Index' around his neck. And, I'll tell you, the fact that you've got people in this country, really squeezed, with gasoline getting so expensive, with commodities getting so expensive, families are having a hard time making ends meet. So, we're going to have to talk about that, and housing foreclosures and bankruptcies and higher taxation. We're going to hang him —uh, so to speak, metaphorically — with, uh, with, uh — you have to be careful these days, I've learned that, with an Obama Misery Index.—Comments in New Hampshire.
Sounds like a corporate raider but he just wants to fire his gardener
I like being able to fire people who provide services to me. If someone doesn’t give me the good service I need, I want to say, you know, I’m going to go get someone else to provide that service to me. –Comment in New Hampshire.
Personhood for all
Corporations are people, my friend…of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? People’s pockets. Human beings, my friend—Response to Iowa heckler.