“Pelosi: What we’re trying to do is save the world from the Republican budget..We’re trying to save life on this planet as we know it today.”
“This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”
— Sen. Barack Obama, June 3rd, 2008.
“This is as serious a debate [as] we can have in the Congress of the United States because it affects our children and their future, because the deficits have gotten so far out of hand. . . . Fiscal responsibility is a part of who we are. . . . Pay as you go. Do not add to the deficit. . . . If we all share that view we should all be able to come together because the numbers will add up or they will not add up and the bill, for sure, will be [paid by] our children and grandchildren.”
— Nancy Pelosi, March 1st, 2011.