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Antonio Villaraigosa Quotes

Youve got to do whats right, or what you think is right. And youve got to make tough decisions. And youve got to be willing to take on your friends when you disagree with them.
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You can't just trot out a brown face or a Spanish surname and expect people are going to vote for your party or your candidate.

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Because we believe that you got to build the economy from middle out and not from the top down.

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Actually, as president of the Conference of Mayors, we passed the Simpson-Bowles plan as a template, as a template, as a frame work for moving forward and the president has done the same.

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But I will say, I think there are some Democrats that don't want to address pension reform. I have taken on the issue of seniority and tenure. I think we have to address entitlements and the president has done that in his budget. I think we have to extend Medicare and the president has done that. But also reinvest in that program.

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We're not a homogeneous party, anymore than the Republicans are. But we are a party that I think has a plan to take us forward.

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So laying people off is not something I do lightly, it's not something I relish.

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My father was predisposed to drunken rages. I would hide under the bed. My sister and I were talking just the other day about the terror a drunken man in a rage can create in a child.

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Don't let the Monday morning quarterbacks stop you from being bold. You've got to set a high bar.

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Everybody knows that L.A. is known for its addiction to the single-passenger automobile, the gridlock, the congestion on the freeways.

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I know that my heart and my family are here in California, not in Washington, D.C.

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I want to be known as the mayor who happens to be Latino who made a difference. I ran to make a difference.

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I want to figure out how we put California and America back on track - how we bridge this partisan divide that is so polarizing.

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I've made no secret that although I loved being a legislator, I particularly loved being a chief executive.

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My kids and I are spending time together. And we're enjoying that. Family is important; I was gone a lot in the 20 years of public service.

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Over the years, I've learned, focus on the job at hand, and opportunities will open after.

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Every president, Democrat or Republican, every Congress, has gotten behind the idea that we have to invest in our highways, our bridges, our roads, our airports. The idea that now this is somehow a partisan issue, it boggles the mind.

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The Golden State has lost its luster. We've got to change our tax system and how we fund government. We're going to have to make it easier to create jobs in California, incentivize manufacturing, really put more in the way of investment in our public school system and our institutions of higher learning if we're going to stay the Golden State.

— Antonio Villaraigosa

You've got to do what's right, or what you think is right. And you've got to make tough decisions. And you've got to be willing to take on your friends when you disagree with them.

— Antonio Villaraigosa

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