No one is more important to the future of our state than our teachers.
How could I get up there and say, `People, we`ve got to do better,` when I was the poster child for everything that was wrong? I`ve always believed leaders don`t ask others to do what they`re unwilling to do.
Do you realize that if we could increase just by 50 percent the number of adults who have a college degree, it would add $5 billion to the economy and it would result in a net income to the state of Arkansas of $340 million a year?
Pray a little more, work a little harder, save, wait, be patient and, most of all, live within our means. That`s the American way. It`s not spending ourselves into prosperity or taxing ourselves into prosperity.
One thing governors feel, Democrats and Republicans alike, is that we have a health care system that, if you`re on Medicaid, you have unlimited access to health care, at unlimited levels, at no cost. No wonder it`s running away.
It`s when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.
Inside every human being there are treasures to unlock.
The health care system is really designed to reward you for being unhealthy. If you are a healthy person and work hard to be healthy, there are no benefits.
The most important thing about global warming is this. Whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it`s all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it.