Twenty years from now if there is some obscure Trivial Pursuit question, I am confident I will be the answer.
There is a problem in Washington, and the problem is bigger than a continuing resolution. It is bigger than Obamacare. It is even bigger than the budget. The most fundamental problem and the frustration is that the men and women in Washington aren't listening.
A friend of mine, a Hispanic entrepreneur asked me a question sometime ago, he said, 'When is the last time you saw a Hispanic panhandler?' I think it's a great question. I'll tell you, in my life I've never once have seen a Hispanic panhandler, because in our community, it would be viewed as shameful to be out on the street begging.
What I try to keep an eye on is I don't work for the party bosses in Washington. I work for 26 million Texans.
Emil Theodor Kocher