Senator John Randolph Thune is an American businessman and politician. He has been serving as South Dakota’s senior United States Senator since 2004. He was also a member of the House of Representatives, United States from 1997 to 2003.
He previously served as a United States Representative for South Dakota’s at-large congressional district. Senator John Thune was born in Pierre, South Dakota, on January 7, 1961. He graduated from Jones County High School in 1979.
There, he was featured in several athletic games, including field and track games for his school. He became South Dakota’s Senior senator with the retirement of Tim Johnson in 2015.
Senator John Thune continued at Biola University, where he earned his B.A. degree in Business in 1983. He furthered and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Dakota in 1984. He is a member of the Republican party.
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John Thune Quotes on Politics/Republicans/Constitution
I think that if Republicans are given the reins of leadership in the House or Senate or both, we will have to govern in a way – at least put forward solutions whether or not the president goes along with them or not, that deal with these long-term challenges.John Thune
I think the problem with President Obama – and I like him personally, I came into the Senate with him – is his agenda.John Thune
When you’re the president of the United States and you know that the biggest issue facing you is this cliff that we’re about ready to head over if we don’t get this spending and debt situation under control, it’s very irresponsible not to take the action that is necessary to fix the problem.John Thune
President Obama likes to talk about winning the future. But someone needs to tell him: You can’t win the prosperity of tomorrow if you’re mortgaging it to pay for the big government programs of today.John Thune
There are more than 30 states, who either by statute or constitutional amendment, have defined marriage as being between a man and a woman.John Thune
Absolutely. I think that this is – politics is a tough business. I describe it as a full contact sport. You Constitutionepared to get in there and mix it up.John Thune
We really don’t know right now what’s going on, on the ground over there. It changes by the hour, with respect to this constitutionJohn Thune
The fact he is doing this at the very time the Republican convention is going on tells me that his political situation is becoming very difficult, … The Daschle campaign is very desperate right now.John Thune
My hope would be that the president will allow the process to work.John Thune
I have every faith that President Bush will nominate in the mold of Justices (Antonin) Scalia and (Clarence) Thomas.John Thune
John Thune Quotes on Equality/Economy/Social Security
We must work together to save and strengthen Social Security not just for my father’s generation but also for my daughters’ generation.John Thune
I think that all areas of the budget have to be scrubbed. Clearly the entitlement issues have to be reformed and that’s an issue that’s going to require I think some strong bipartisan cooperation and leadership.John Thune
But what shouldn’t happen is, you shouldn’t have the taxpayers from states that are managing their situations well paying for those states that are not.John Thune
Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, although they’re not officially debt of the federal government, they are off-balance-sheet debt.John Thune
We are spending more as a percentage of our entire economy, almost 25 percent, than we have spent at any time since the end of World War II.John Thune
With this much clutter out there and this much money being spent on the airwaves, the candidates start losing control of the message.John Thune
We must ensure that today’s seniors’ benefits are rock solid and find a solution that fixes Social Security for the next generation that is just entering the workforce.John Thune
We need to stop the quibbling, the partisan games, and political brinkmanship to find a solution that saves and strengthens Social Security for the future.John Thune
This is a significant development for our local economy. Job creation is vital to keep our economy growing and strong. I applaud John Morrell for making this significant investment in Sioux Falls.John Thune
Social Security is an extremely complicated program.John Thune
Other John Thune Quotes
I just think we need more accountability and more transparency.John Thune
Ethanol reduces our dependence on foreign sources of oil and is an important weapon in the War on Terror. By investing in South Dakota’s ethanol producers, we will strengthen our energy security and create new jobs.John Thune
I believe our flag is more than just cloth and ink. It is a universally recognized symbol that stands for liberty, and freedom. It is the history of our nation, and it’s marked by the blood of those who died defending it.John Thune
Having a Christian worldview shapes my decision-making with respect to all aspects of my life. I always respect people in public life who are principled, and those principles have to be connected to something. And my faith is what serves as the anchor and directs my actions.John Thune
Because of my upbringing, I believe in things like limited government, fiscal responsibility and personal accountability. I believe in the wisdom of our founders and the sanctity of our Constitution.John Thune
I’ve also said you don’t rule any options out, because if you are in public life because you want to make a difference… obviously, you have to be open to those kinds of possibilities.John Thune
I have a Christian worldview and so it shapes the way that I view issues. I don’t apologize for that, and I don’t think people of faith ought to shrink away from being in the public arena.John Thune
Chuck Swindoll is somebody who I’ve read a lot over the years and have used his curriculum when I’ve taught Sunday school classes.John Thune
I don’t happen to subscribe to the notion that everybody who criticizes Tom Daschle is criticizing Tim Johnson. I think that’s a bit of a stretch.John Thune
There is a battle to be waged over what kind of country we are going to leave our children and grandchildren and that battle is happening now in Washington, not two years from now.John Thune
Let’s not dismiss or attack individual ideas as being inadequate before we have had a chance to assess their positive effect as part of a whole solution.John Thune
The closest I’ve come to being on a reality TV show is C-SPAN’s live coverage of the Senate floor.John Thune
Like a lot of people, I’m interested in public service and want to do as much as I can to change the direction of this country and will give some consideration to that after the midterm elections.John Thune
I feel that I am best positioned to fight for America’s future here in the trenches of the United States Senate.John Thune
This was not a good time to close a number of these installations.John Thune
I believe this election, like the one two years ago, is going to be decided by a handful of votes.John Thune
I am echoing what I hear people say in South Dakota about their senator and as they travel around the country having to deal with the chief obstructionist label. And I believe that is embarrassing to South Dakota.John Thune
Funding our rural schools is very important, but it would be inappropriate to do so by selling parts of the Black Hills.John Thune
He made a pitch for why he would be good in leadership.John Thune
What I’m hearing back home is ‘My gosh, it’s so confusing.John Thune
My meeting with Judge Roberts today only furthered my high opinion of him and my confidence in his ability to serve as chief justice of the Supreme Court, … This is a man of high moral character and sound legal judgment, who has a profound respect for the Constitution and the role he is ready to assume.John Thune
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