Bennie Thompson Quotes

Found 42 quotes by Bennie Thompson .
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"If we can send a rocket ship to meet another rocket ship and do whatever they do when they dock and undock and come back to Earth, can you imagine if we take some of that money and apply it to affordable health care in America?" Bennie Thompson
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"This is the best run, cleanest shelter that I have seen!" Bennie Thompson
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"[Thompson said, for example, that oil pipelines in the Southeast have been identified by DHS as critical national infrastructure to be protected against terrorist attack. In the wake of the hurricane, they have been crippled by floods.] We have to review all our systems, ... If a byproduct of what happened in New Orleans is we have this gas crisis all over the country, it doesn't matter whether a terrorist hits it or a hurricane hits it. You have the same effect." Bennie Thompson
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"to look into this contract and see if there is a legitimacy to my concerns that we may be paying twice the price for this product." Bennie Thompson
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"It is ironic and strange that an administration that has had so little success in responding to Hurricane Katrina thinks it can solve the problem by adding another layer of bureaucracy." Bennie Thompson
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Bureaucracy    Hurricane Katrina   

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"[Thompson said, for example, that oil pipelines in the Southeast have been identified by DHS as critical national infrastructure to be protected against terrorist attack. In the wake of the hurricane, they have been crippled by floods.] We have to review all our systems, ... If a byproduct of what happened in New Orleans is we have this gas crisis all over the country, it doesn't matter whether a terrorist hits it or a hurricane hits it. You have the same effect." Bennie Thompson
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Hurricane    New Orleans    Terrorist Attack   

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"Disaster preparedness, whether it's in anticipation of potential weather-related incidents or terrorist incidents requires a skill set that in my mind someone has to be trained for," Bennie Thompson
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"There is just more of the good old boy system taking care of its political allies, ... FEMA and the others have put out these contracts in such a haphazard manner, I don't know how they can come up with anything that is accountable to the taxpayers." Bennie Thompson
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"We need a real citizen preparedness plan -- one that takes care of children, the elderly and the disabled, ... Mothers and grandmothers should not drown in nursing homes because help never arrived." Bennie Thompson
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"To get a barbering license, a license to be a cosmetologist, a license to be a plumber or electrician in this state, you can't have a criminal record." Bennie Thompson
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"I don't understand it. It's clear that the child should be in the custody of his father," Bennie Thompson
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"How can the government say it is serious about reconstructing the Gulf Coast and edge out small and minority-owned businesses? The only way to make sure the relief funds reach hurricane victims and damaged areas is to be aggressive about oversight." Bennie Thompson
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"what you see is not really what is." Bennie Thompson
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"People just looked at him, ... He was the first speaker, and it sort of went downhill after that. People felt we are not going to get the truth here." Bennie Thompson
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"Like that day four Septembers ago, we once again find ourselves asking, 'How could this have happened? ... The answer is painful, but it must be acknowledged: we simply were unprepared." Bennie Thompson
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"This year, Republicans in Congress cut first-responder homeland security programs by $604 million, and an additional cut of $1.1 billion was requested by the president for fiscal year 2006," Bennie Thompson
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Congress    Homeland Security    Republicans   

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"We need a real citizen preparedness plan ? one that takes care of children, the elderly and the disabled, ... Mothers and grandmothers should not drown in nursing homes because help never arrived." Bennie Thompson
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"There are a lot of questions that ultimately now put more light on the Secretary of Homeland Security." Bennie Thompson
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"I am concerned that FEMA is not ready and we'll see much of what we saw during Katrina, ... I've been trying to get information from FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security on what they are doing, and I've heard little to nothing." Bennie Thompson
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FEMA    Homeland Security   

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"does not have any particular expertise in constructing or installing portable classrooms or other temporary structures." Bennie Thompson
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"The president has talked about small businesses being the engine of our economy, but when the time for sound bites is over his administration still uses the same backroom deals to take care of their friends," Bennie Thompson
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Economy    Small Businesses   





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