I think it would take a real stretch to think that I caused the problems with the economy.
We found ourselves in a hole that I didn't dig, but I have dug, dug and dug to try to get out of that hole.
My Republican friends are lamenting reconciliation. But I would recommend for them to go back and look at history.
People in Nevada know me from the street to the ring to the Senate chambers. I've never had to prove my manhood to anyone.
So people have been hurting and I understand that. And it doesn't give them comfort or solace for me to tell them, you know, but for me, we would be in a worldwide depression.
So the next thing I assume I'll be hearing from Republicans, they want to change rules some way, as they do on the House when you get a problem with ethics, they just change the rules.
There's a lot we can do to improve American's retirement security, but it's wrong to replace the guaranteed benefit that Americans have earned with a guaranteed benefit cut of forty percent or more.
This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours.
I was born and raised in the high desert of Nevada in a tiny town called Searchlight. My dad was a hard rock miner. My mom took in wash. I grew up around people of strong values - even if they rarely talked about them.