Frases de Ross Perot
Data de nascimento: 27. Junho 1930
Henry Ross Perot é um empresário do Texas, conhecido por ter concorrido duas vezes à Presidência dos Estados Unidos em 1992 e 1996. Perot fundou a Electronic Data Systems em 1962, vendendo-a depois à General Motors e fundou a Perot Systems.
É um dos homens mais ricos do mundo, com fortuna estimada em $ 4,4 biliões de dólares em 2007, e tido como a 57ª pessoa mais rica dos Estados Unidos.
Citações Ross Perot
„If I'm poor and you're rich, and I can get you to defend me that's good. But when the tables get turned, I would do my share. Right now we spend about 300$ Billion dollars a year on defense, Japanese spend around 30$ Billion in Asia, the Germans spend about 30$ Billion in Europe. For example, Germany will spend about a trillion dollars building infrastructure over the next 10 years. That's kinda easy to do if you don't have to pick up 30$ billion dollar tab to defend your country. The European community is in a position to pay a lot more then they have in the past.... Now that they can [pay], they should.“
— Ross Perot
1992 Presidential Debate
„We have got to stop sending jobs overseas. It's pretty simple: If you're paying $12, $13, $14 an hour for factory workers and you can move your factory South of the border, pay a dollar an hour for labor,... have no health care—that's the most expensive single element in making a car— have no environmental controls, no pollution controls and no retirement, and you don't care about anything but making money, there will be a giant sucking sound going south... when [Mexico's] jobs come up from a dollar an hour to six dollars an hour, and ours go down to six dollars an hour, and then it's leveled again. But in the meantime, you've wrecked the country with these kinds of deals.“
— Ross Perot
1992 Presidential Debate, regarding the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Transcript http://www.nytimes.com/1992/10/16/us/the-1992-campaign-transcript-of-2d-tv-debate-between-bush-clinton-and-perot.html