Luis Fortuno Quotes

  • I came into the Republican party in 1980, when I was a college student at Georgetown.
  • The GOP can't even envision winning the White House if we lose a significant percentage of the Hispanic vote.
  • Contrary to Eastern Europe, where the border was more porous and you could exchange information more easily, Cuba is an island. Thus, it is more isolated, and it's easier for the government to have great control over its citizens.
  • Over 90 percent of parents in Puerto Rico want their children to be totally fluent in English.
  • Speaking and writing English perfectly should not be a privilege. To those who try to politicize this matter, I tell them now, do not mess with the future of our children.
  • I supported the stimulus package.
  • We cannot continue to close our eyes to the fact that we have to truly embrace green jobs, new technologies and alternative sources of energy.
  • Some people called me a fascist. That's mostly over, but there will be more attacks from the unions.
  • Education is extremely important to the Hispanic community, as well as faith, and certainly working hard.
  • I resent Washington telling states, or the residents of those states, what to do and what to think.
  • I watched Reagan turn around the country by lowering taxes and controlling spending, and I'm applying the same principles.
  • I came into office to do what was correct, not to see what was politically expedient to get re-elected.
  • Hardworking Americans are fighting every day to provide for themselves and their families, and leave a more prosperous country for the next generation.
  • Republicans cannot continue to oppose every Hispanic issue.
  • It is wrong to believe that Hispanics are Democrats. Hispanics are traditionally and historically conservative, not just socially conservative, but fiscally conservative.
  • Get government out of our way, and let freedom and the spirit of the American people shine through.
  • When I came into office, I could have kicked the can down the road for a little while, or I could do the right thing.
  • In doing what I'm doing, you have to be sensitive to the fact that you're not dealing with numbers, you're dealing with people. And I will continue to be sensitive to that.
  • I think there is a lot of fat in the government.
  • Bilingualism opens doors and provides opportunity to our children so they can shine and become successful in a labor market that is increasingly competitive and globalized.