Phil Bredesen - Quotes

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Let's leave behind the predictable and stale debate between liberals and conservatives. Let's take the resources that we have, and prioritize, and manage, and focus our energy on just doing things that count - on real results. ---->>>

The consequences of decisions don't just affect spreadsheets... They affect, in fundamental ways, the lives of people and they often mean the difference between life and death. ---->>>

Continuing economic growth requires both recruitment of new companies and expansion of existing businesses. ---->>>

If the Southeast represents the new battlefield in the war on meth, then Tennessee clearly is at ground zero. ---->>>

I like to encourage people who are entrepreneurs-in-waiting. ---->>>

Washington, D.C. is full of think tanks, theoreticians and advocacy groups. Governors are the ones whose feet are on the ground. ---->>>

The genius of America is that we are still a land of undiscovered shores, and we are at our best when we open our hearts and allow the night winds to bring renewed visions of great deeds. ---->>>

We have in Tennessee a number of wonderful faith-based clinics to serve the uninsured. It is an important principle with them that everyone pays something as they are able. ---->>>

Good access to a doctor and a drugstore when you first have a problem can avoid a lot of cost and heartache later. ---->>>

The future of our nation depends on our ability to produce food and fiber to sustain the world. ---->>>

When John Kerry and Zell Miller and George Bush can agree on an issue, you know it's got legs. ---->>>

Traditionally, the way deficits have been cut is you hold expenditures more or less constant in real dollars and then let growth come in to fill it up. ---->>>

It's not health care reform to dump more money into Medicaid. ---->>>

Our state's strategy on methamphetamine, and any other issue, is going to be a moving target. ---->>>

Since the 1960s, there has been a tremendous expansion of the resources available to pay for health care. ---->>>

We don't go to war on narrow, partisan votes. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 11-21, 1943
Occupation: Politician

Philip Norman Bredesen Jr. (born November 21, 1943) is an American author, entrepreneur and politician who served as the 48th Governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011. A member of the Democratic Party, he was first elected Governor in 2002, and was re-elected in 2006. He previously served as the fourth mayor of Nashville and Davidson County, from 1991-99 (wikipedia)