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Born: 1924-08-21
Profession: Celebrity
Nation: American
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It's such a beautiful sport, with no politics involved, no color, no class. Only as a youngster can you play and as a pro can you win. The game has kept me young, involved and excited and for me to be up here with gems of baseball.

Tags: Beautiful, Game, Politics

You can't get a job without experience and you can't get experience until you have a job. Once you solve that problem you are home free.

Tags: Experience, Home, Job

I think back to some of the things Harry said and some of the things I said trying to be funny. If I said them now, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in the country.

Tags: Country, Funny, Trying

The biggest kick I get is to communicate with those who are exiled from the game - in hospitals, homes, prisons - those who have seldom seen a game, who can't travel to a game, those who are blind.

Tags: Game, Seen, Travel

I don't believe in deadlines, I don't believe in telling the enemy when we're going to withdraw.

Tags: Deadlines, Enemy, Telling

I am who I am. I'm going to speak my mind.

Tags: Mind, Speak

I disagree strongly with the concept of separation of church and state. It was not written into the Constitution.

Tags: Church, Separation, State

I don't support getting rid of Social Security.

Tags: Getting, Social, Support

In my life, I'd like to play more golf and, and get a decent handicap.

Tags: Decent, Golf, Life

In my political career, I'd like to see a constitutional balanced budget amendment.

Tags: Budget, Career, Political

The corporate income tax, in particular, is a tax that puts American corporations at a disadvantage.

Tags: American, Corporate, Tax

To me, it is clear that the Social Security program is constitutional.

Tags: Clear, Security, Social

We've got to make sure our younger workers understand that as life expectancy increases, the retirement date for benefits increases also.

Tags: Life, Sure, Understand

When we leave money in the hands of taxpayers, they buy things, they pay taxes, they grow government.

Tags: Government, Leave, Money

A consumption tax, a national sales tax makes some sense. But I think that if we move towards a Fair Tax, if we move towards a national sales tax, we have to make sure that we do away with the income tax.

Tags: Away, Makes, Sense

I agree with the idea that there is a separation of church and state. That teachers should not be leading prayer - a particular kind of prayer in classrooms.

Tags: Idea, Prayer, State

I don't believe that the science is settled on man-made climate change. And so - while I live in Colorado - you see where I live. I love the environment. And - and I want to make sure we do everything we can to protect the environment. I don't want government to put artificial standards on us.

Tags: Change, Government, Love

I have said that I am in favor of personhood as a concept. I am not taking a position on any of the state amendments, and I have said over and over again - and it has been reported over and over again - that I am not in favor of banning any common forms of birth control in Colorado or in the United States.

Tags: Again, Control, Said

I think it's wrong to compromise your values to fit in with the social climate in Washington, D.C. When it comes to spending, I'm not compromising. I don't care who, what, when or where, I'm not compromising.

Tags: Care, Social, Wrong

I think that, you know, this is a different year than most years. We've got to tell the American people that we have to live with less. We have a $13.5 trillion debt. And the only way to do that is an honest campaign with honest people.

Tags: American, Honest, Tell

I think we need to make sure that we are putting Social Security on a sustainable path. It's absolutely something that the federal government is going to be involved in, in the future.

Tags: Future, Government, Path

I think women as well as men are concerned about jobs and the economy and spending and, and other issues. They're concerned that when their kids graduate from college they have an economy and they have a future in this country and they, they have the same opportunity that we've had and our grandparents have had.

Tags: Graduation, Men, Women

I won't use abortion as a litmus test with a pro-choice individual. Someone that is an activist on the abortion issue, I think, goes outside the pale, and I cannot support an activist on the abortion issue.

Tags: Cannot, Someone, Support

I'm coming to Washington, D.C., to do the people's work. And the people's work has to do with reducing spending and cutting budgets and, and trying to get a grip on the size of government.

Tags: Government, Trying, Work

If 'extreme' means that I am unwilling to go to Washington, D.C., and do what President Obama tells me, then so be it. But I am certainly not going to Washington, D.C. to represent the interests of D.C. I'm going there to represent Colorado values.

Tags: Means, President, Values

Principles are the most important thing to me. One of the things I think my dad taught me was there are people who accept the world they live in and there are people who change the world they live in. I don't accept my circumstances.

Tags: Accept, Change, Dad
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Well, we certainly need to raise the retirement age. I've told my 19-year-old and my 22-year-old that they're not going to be getting retirement benefits at age 62.

Tags: Age, Getting, Retirement

What I have said is that I think the federal government and we as a society have come too far in trying to separate good organizations that perform good functions for people just based on the fact one has a religious association and one doesn't.

Tags: Good, Government, Society

While we have a Constitution that is very strong in the sense that we are not gonna have a religion that's sanctioned by the government, it doesn't mean that we need to have a separation between government and religion.

Tags: Government, Religion, Strong
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