Frases de Rahm Emanuel
Data de nascimento: 29. Novembro 1959
Rahm Israel Emanuel é um político dos Estados Unidos, filiado no Partido Democrata e membro da Câmara dos Representantes desde 2003 pelo 5º distrito de Illinois. Atualmente é prefeito da cidade de Chicago.
Emanuel foi chefe de campanha do Partido Democrata para as eleições para o Congresso de 2006. Depois de o partido obter a maioria na Câmara dos Representantes, foi eleito como presidente para o caucus seguinte. Entre os democratas da Câmara ocupa o quarto posto em importância, atrás da presidente Nancy Pelosi, do líder Steny Hoyer e de Jim Clyburn.
A sua actividade política caracteriza-se por um marcado estilo e pela habilidade para a recolha de fundos. É co-autor, junto com o Presidente do Conselho Democrata Bruce Reed, do livro de 2006 The Plan: Big Ideas for America. Faz parte da New Democrat Coalition, um grupo de congressistas com ideologia afim. Em 5 de Novembro de 2008, depois da vitória de Barack Obama, o seu nome foi falado como possível futuro Chefe de Gabinete da Casa Branca sob a nova administração, a partir de Janeiro de 2009. Emanuel esteve no cargo de 2009 a 2010.
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Citações Rahm Emanuel
„Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil's spawn. He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.“
Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY). http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/03/08/massa_rahm_emanuel_would_sell_his_own_mother_for_votes.html
„You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. … This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not before.“
Interview to the Wall Street Journal, November 19, 2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mzcbXi1Tkk About the quote: Emanuel was not the first to express this idea, as pointed out in a 2009 New York Times Magazine article https://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/02/magazine/02FOB-onlanguage-t.html. However this statement - which proposed a way the Obama administration could actually harness the chaos of the Financial Crisis of 2008 - became a frequently-repeated slogan https://www.forbes.com/2008/11/24/global-crisis-management-lead-management-cx_snj_1124joni.html#1ac549f65e5e for many economists, policy makers and business people who sought to improve the world's financial and economic systems.
Obama goes prime-time to pitch healthcare http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/07/22/Obama-goes-prime-time-to-pitch-healthcare/UPI-38611248259706/, UPI, July 22, 2009.
„With Rahm, you get someone who is both a great strategic thinker and a great tactician. It's great to have someone who knows the Congress inside and out. There can often be major differences between the executive branch and the congressional branch, even when you're from the same party. It will certainly help in terms of getting things done.“
Chris Van Hollen, quoted in San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/06/MN6C13VKH5.DTL&type=politics.
„This is an ironic choice for a president-elect who has promised to change Washington, make politics more civil and govern from the center.“
House Minority Leader John Boehner on Obama's hiring Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff, as quoted in San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/06/MN6C13VKH5.DTL&type=politics.
„(Mother's Day) is a tough holiday for Rahm Emanuel because he's not used to saying the word "day" after "mother."“
President Barack Obama, during the 2009 White House Correspondents Dinner. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/remarks-president-white-house-correspondents-association-dinner-592009
„Chief of staff is the only White House job with two titles: chief and staff. The first allows for structure and accountability. The second, well, just remember whose name was on the ballot, check your ego at the door and understand you're there to serve the President and ensure that his—or, someday, her—vision is being executed. When I had the role, I used to joke on Fridays, "Lucky us, just two more workdays until Monday." It's an all-consuming, thankless job—but walking through those gates at the beginning and end of each day, no matter how early or late, brings a tingle to your spine. The day that goes away is the day it's time to go.“
Time magazine, April 20, 2017. http://time.com/collection/2017-time-100/4736339/reince-priebus/
„I have a lot to weigh: the basis of public service, which I've given my life to, a career choice. And most importantly, what I want to do as a parent. I know something about the White House. That, I assume, is one of the reasons that President-elect Obama would like me to serve. But I also know something about what it means to a family.“
Quoted in San Francisco Chronicle http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/06/MN6C13VKH5.DTL&type=politics.
„Two of Chicago’s four city pension funds will be bankrupt within a few years, according to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. You’d think that’s a scenario unions – the supposed champions for public-employee retirements – would want to avoid.
But not in Chicago. Unions are fighting to block any kind of pension reform, effectively locking in bankruptcy for city-employee pension systems.“
Benjamin VanMetre, Unions to Bankrupt Chicago Pension Funds https://www.illinoispolicy.org/unions-to-bankrupt-chicago-pension-funds/, IllinoisPolicy.org, December 29, 2014
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