Douglas R. Oberhelman Quotes & Sayings

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13 most famous Douglas R. Oberhelman quotes and sayings (businessman). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“Why is Caterpillar bad if we create a new job in India or China to receive U.S. exports? It makes no sense to me. We want to drive all the exports we can from the United States. We want to concentrate on all those consumers, outside contractors, customers outside the United States that we possibly can.”
“I, for one, struggle a little bit with a $250,000 education for a philosophy degree. They are a wonderful people, but we can't employ philosophers in manufacturing in the United States. We need a one- or two-year technical add-on for a high school.”
“All of our competitors around the world, every country is investing more in infrastructure as a percentage of their GDP than we are. And down the road our children and grandchildren will have to compete with that more and more.”
“Caterpillar exported $20 billion of goods in 2011, all by American hands and American workers, to all over the world. In order to do that, we have to create jobs in all those countries that we export to, to be able to sell there.”
“I am a human being. I started out with virtually nothing. I worked my way up like so many businesspeople have and made ourselves great in this country. And that is what we have to make sure we preserve for our grandchildren and future generations all the way through.”
“Any politician that says no tax revenue or zero spending cuts does not deserve reelection. Our hole is so deep in this country with the debt and the debt service, the interest on that debt, before the big expenses come for Social Security and Medicare - for we baby boomers in a few years - that everything has to be on the table.”
Douglas R. Oberhelman Quotes
“Infrastructure is one of the core responsibilities of government and one that cannot be shortchanged by other controversial spending. I believe investment in infrastructure pays dividends for decades and is a wise investment of taxpayer dollars.”
Douglas R. Oberhelman Quotes
“I, for one, believe that revenue has to increase. I think every American would pay more if they thought spending was going to be cut and the budget brought to balance.”
Douglas R. Oberhelman Quotes
“I always try to communicate to our people that we can never make enough money. We can never make enough profit.”
“Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction equipment, so of course we want contractors to choose our equipment for projects. But our immediate concern is that Caterpillar, and all U.S. manufacturers, need modernized infrastructure to deliver our products, which are made in America by American workers, to American businesses.”

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