Tim Ryan Quotes.
My great grandfather emigrated from Italy, and my grandfather worked in a steel mill and was able to raise kids and have a family and go on vacation.
While the political debate over abortion will continue for a very long time, the federal government can and should be doing more to support programs and services that provide women with better options.
I think the idea of participating in your own health care and being responsible to the extent you can be of your own health, it seems to me a lot like self-reliance and individual responsibility. This cuts through the partisan divide.
We were told that all this new high technology, all these new high-tech jobs that we were going to be creating here in the United States of America would stay here, so our people would benefit with the jobs and health care and everything else.
I embrace a Green New Deal; I just think we have to have public-private partnerships if we’re going to get there. We have to align the environmental incentives with the financial incentives.
If you love your neighbor and are compassionate, are you automatically a Christian? Practicing present-moment awareness does not entail joining any religion or accepting any belief system.
The Democrats have failed to have a real robust message for working-class people in places like Ohio – these states that Donald Trump came in and won.
Mindfulness helps you to be where you are when you’re there. When I’m interacting with constituents who are suffering, that matters.
I’ve been on enough sports teams in my life to have experienced the magic of what can happen when a group of people care for and love each other.
I’m going to lead a revolution for working people in America. This includes all workers: white, black and brown, men and women, gay and straight, urban and rural.
We can’t just be the party of redistribution of wealth; we need to be the party of the creation of wealth in communities all over the country, not to just Silicon Valley, not just Wall Street, but all over.
It is hard to look at the amount of damage in the two states and say it’s equal, but the time to fight that battle is gone. Without Louisiana and Mississippi working together, Louisiana might have gotten a lot less than that. That’s just the reality of politics.
And I believe that if we can care about whether or not our neighbor has a good job or access to affordable health care for their children, and we move to implement the policies that can improve these situations, we will unleash vast amounts of human potential and recapture the American spirit.
Listen, were losing so much manufacturing, all over the United States.
We need mental health counselors in every school that needs one.
You beat China by outcompeting them, by dominating the new technologies: wind, solar, electric vehicles, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing. We should be reinvesting back in the United States and beating them on the economic playing field.
Between the fundraising, being away from family, the environment of hyperpartisanship, Washington is really stressing people out.
I’ve been in Congress 14 years. I’ve been on the Appropriations Committee in which we are in charge of trying to move legislation.
Kids are growing up with a bombardment of information through technology.
I would think that conserving our natural resources should be a conservative position: Not to waste food, and not to throw away a lot of the food that we buy.
We need to fund No Child Left Behind. We need to start at the beginning and we are not doing the job here in the United States of America.
When I talk about ‘working class,’ I don’t talk about ‘white working class,’. I talk about ‘working class,’ and a third of working class people are people of color. If you are black, white, brown, gay, straight, you want a good job. There is no more unifying theme than that.
I am a firm believer in the mission of the health centers, which offer cost-effective comprehensive primary and preventive services to at-risk people.
As a Catholic, I find mindfulness helps me participate in my religion more wholeheartedly. If you are praying the rosary, participating in the rituals at Mass, or listening to the priest preach, you will actually be paying attention! Whatever your religion is, it can enhance the experience of participating in that religion.
You can be hostile to greed. You can be hostile to income inequality. You can be for raising raises… but you can’t be hostile to businesses because 98 percent of businesses are small business people.
From the War for Independence to today in Iraq and Afghanistan, I am inspired by the courage, professionalism and patriotism of our men and women in uniform.
I wrote ‘A Mindful Nation’ to promote the values of slowing down, taking care of ourselves, being kind, and helping each other. It seems to me that if we embrace these values individually, it will benefit us collectively. And our country will be a little bit better off as a result.
If you’re a quarterback and you keep throwing interceptions, you change quarterbacks.
The people I represent in Northeast Ohio and the tens of millions of workers across our country are proud to be called blue collar.
It seems to me it would do us all good to act from our heart more often. WeвЂ™ll be surprised how small acts of attention and kindness can release the energy, enthusiasm, and imagination bottled up in our overstressed minds and bodies.
I think our failure as a caucus has been not to focus on economic issues. I think we – and I’m supportive of all the issues that – that we talk about, but you need an economic – a robust, economic message that – that covers everybody.
The key to – and magic of – good campaigns is when you pull people together. You unite them around a common theme.
Wherever you interact with people, you have the opportunity to influence people. This isn’t something you necessarily jam down somebody’s throat, but it is something you can – gently and over time – begin to cultivate wherever you are.
I love studying different religions. For me, learning and drawing from the different religious traditions is essential to being a good public servant. And the connections between our various religious traditions become our public ethic; they tie us together.
Happiness is found by deeply experiencing the exact moment we are in.
To be competitive globally, we have to reduce the corporate tax rate.
Millions of working, uninsured Americans go to bed every night worrying what will happen to them and their families if a major illness or injury strikes.
The Italian culture and values have significantly shaped who I am, and I would never intentionally demean or degrade the very culture that has been so integral to my life.
I got kids that are growing up in a Donald Trump world because we screwed up because we haven’t been able to craft a message and push policies that connect with working class people.
I got a lot of respect for Nancy Pelosi. I love her. She was a mentor of mine.
I think once you meet me, you realize I’m not necessarily some soft yoga guy. I’ve been on the picket line. I’ve been in the union halls. I’ll drink a Miller Lite with you.
Globalization in the aggregate generates wealth, no question. But it gets concentrated.
The biggest piece of advice I have is – listen. Don’t jump to the answer or what you think the answer is. The more you listen, the more you learn.
I have come to believe that we must trust women and families – not politicians – to make the best decisions for their lives.
Everyone has to do their part, too. No one is disconnected. And everyone has to improve their skills, take care of their own health to the extent they can and contribute their time and talents to the community and country.
Being tough on China is one thing. Being completely erratic with no strategy and dragging businesses and farmers through the mud, using them as pawns in the game, is not the way to beat China.
Obviously, I have certain policy positions that I push and advocate for that would benefit people dealing in a system that breeds inequality and makes life more difficult for people.
I just find Bobby Kennedy’s short campaign for president so inspiring because his rhetoric identified what America can be like if we care about each other.
I am a proud Italian American, raised by an Italian mother and Italian grandparents.
I have a chicken-wing addiction… I sometimes can’t get out of a restaurant without at least trying their chicken wings. So that’s my great downfall.
We need social and emotional learning in our schools. I think we also need to get good food in the schools. We can’t be feeding our kids Pop-Tarts and chocolate milk.
It is past time for the U.S. government to fully fulfill our moral obligation to those who have fought for freedom and democracy.
Trump committed crimes. It’s pretty clear. Although I’m not sure how it plays out politically, I do think you have a responsibility to act when you think – and there’s ample evidence to show – that the president has been engaged in criminal conduct.
We can’t green the economy without the power of the free-market system.
It is like our foreign policy has attention deficit disorder.
We focus sometimes too much on the minimum wage, and we should be talking about living wages and middle class wages and pensions and benefits and the kind of thing that people in the industrial Midwest talk about all the time.
I’ve heard from CEOs of major corporations and members of Congress talk about their spouses getting mad at them when they’re home because they’re spaced out and thinking about work. It’s so easy for all of us to have our mind on the last meeting or the next one.
For most of us, starting off in the morning, your iPhone wakes you up, you immediately start checking emails or texts or whatever, and you’re up and running until you go to bed.
If we could figure out the big economic question – which really is how do we get wealth out of the coasts and into the industrial Midwest and start creating real jobs by the hundreds, if not by the thousands – in places like I represent, that’s a game changer for me.
Trump is president of the United States. We can’t blame our voters. We clearly did something terribly wrong.
I’m for increased funding for the Centers for Disease Control.
I’m a progressive who knows how to talk to working-class people, and I know how to get elected in working-class districts. Because at the end of the day, the progressive agenda is what’s best for working families.