Paul Tsongas

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Nobody on his deathbed ever said, "I wish I had spent more time at the office."

Paul Efthemios Tsongas (14 February 194118 January 1997) was an American politician. He represented Massachusetts in both houses of the United States Congress, holding office from 1975 to 1985. He won eight states as a candidate in the 1992 Democratic presidential primaries, losing the nomination to Bill Clinton.


  • You cannot be pro-jobs and anti-business at the same time. You cannot love employment and hate employers.
    • 1992 Democratic National Convention. [1]
  • Everything we hope to do, depends on an expanding economic pie. And only a vibrant, competitive, thriving private sector can create that. Government is a necessary partner, but it is the junior partner. Only the private sector can produce the revenues for the social programs that we Democrats care so much about. The financing of those programs through ever more public debt violates our generation responsibility.
    • ibid.
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