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50 of the Best Erin Burnett Quotes

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50 of the Best Erin Burnett Quotes

Which are your favorite Erin Burnett quotes?

Erin Burnett is an American journalist, writer, news anchor, and actress. She began her career as an assistant to Willow Bay at CNN. She then quit and started to work on an Internet media startup at Citigroup.

Burnett hosted in a program called ‘Bloomber on the Markets’ from 2003 until 2005, then hosted two different programs at the same time called ‘Street Signs’ and ‘Squawk on the Street. She’s now hosting her own program ‘Erin Burnett OutFront’.

Here’s our collection of the best Erin Burnett quotes:

 

50 of the Best Erin Burnett Quotes

1. “If I didn’t do it then, I wouldn’t be able to do it. I was trying to hit the sweet spot of ‘Ok.” – Erin Burnett

2. “If you go out and kill something, you get a little bite of the meat. And that’s the way traders have been compensated throughout time.” – Erin Burnett

3. “If I was allowed to invest in stocks, I would be a billionaire.” – Erin Burnett

4. “I would say no, but banks and availability of credit are the most basic and important things for an economy.” – Erin Burnett

5. “But the banks, who are at the center of this, they’re actually the ones who’ve paid back their bailout money.” – Erin Burnett

6. “I think maybe that’s an understandable reaction by some people, given the lack of understanding and the sort of closed doors around Wall Street. I see my job as demystifying Wall Street.” – Erin Burnett

7. “Money’s what makes the world go round, having a business niche is who I am, and it’s crucial.” – Erin Burnett

8. “We wonder, what if we got rid of cash? After all, cash is what keeps terrorists, drug dealers and gun dealers in business.” – Erin Burnett

9. “Well, bonuses needed reform. I will say that. They needed to link pay to performance.” – Erin Burnett

 

10th of 50 Erin Burnett Quotes

10. “During this crisis, we found out that there were a lot of things that needed explaining that couldn’t be justified and a lot of things that needed to be a whole lot more transparent than they were.” – Erin Burnett

 

11. “I think as a society, there’s a fine line between reforming and saying just because somebody makes a lot of money they’re a bad person. I don’t know where that line is. I don’t know. It’s very hard to say who crosses it and who doesn’t.” – Erin Burnett

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12. “There are certain loopholes that should be taken away.” – Erin Burnett

13. “They’re not going to do anything to fundamentally fix our budget. So, it may be right to fix them, but it isn’t going to change the world, and it isn’t going to fix the budget hole.” – Erin Burnett

14. “Someone said to me, ’look at someone who is five years ahead of you and say ‘do I want that job?’ If you can’t answer yes, then that means you don’t want to be doing this in five years.” – Erin Burnett

15. “And we’ve seen many Senators wearing masks—Senators Burr and Warner at a hearing—others when walking through the halls, but not all of them. One of the few not wearing a mask is Republican Senator Rand Paul.” – Erin Burnett

16. “I’d never use the word “goddammit” in an interview.” – Erin Burnett

17. “The irony of this whole crisis is that all of the banks that were too big to fail got a lot bigger. J.P. Morgan bought Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual. ” – Erin Burnett

18. “Let me just clarify. What I said on Bill Maher is that the wealthy pay the largest share of taxes. But I did not go so far as to say whether I thought that was a good or a bad thing. Bill Maher tried to imply that I did so, but I tried to toe the journalistic line of merely explaining the burden that they carry. But that being said do you want a point of view on taxes, or why rich people pay more or what?” – Erin Burnett

19. “As a kid, I knew who Willow Bay was.” – Erin Burnett

 

20th of 50 Erin Burnett Quotes

20. “There are people on Wall Street who are not taxed the way they should be.” – Erin Burnett

 

21. “A lot of people work hard and sometimes you catch a break.” – Erin Burnett

22. “My job isn’t to give an opinion but to try and explain what’s happening.” – Erin Burnett

23. “A lot of places on Wall Street have always had it be that way. It’s kind of a “you-eat-what-you-kill” approach.” – Erin Burnett

24. “I would say this: it’s worth thinking about the fact that the people who paid the government back are the banks and the people who haven’t are Freddie and Fannie and the housing businesses and GM and the auto businesses and of course AIG.” – Erin Burnett

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25. “I’m going to have to go and prove myself there. But if I wait a few more years, I’m going to become entrenched on this path that I wouldn’t have the chance to try that.” – Erin Burnett

26. “You can’t force people to become something that they aren’t.” – Erin Burnett

27. “I now have all of this experience I can use to do that.” – Erin Burnett

28. “No matter what the legislation does, if something is incredibly big, it’s very hard to put in assurances and preventative measures in advance that would prevent it from actually causing massive damage when it fails.” – Erin Burnett

29. “I think to paint everybody as evil who does it is maybe a little bit too simplistic. And to say that everything they do is societally worthwhile is equally as simplistic.” – Erin Burnett

 

30th of 50 Erin Burnett Quotes

30. “There’s no Holy Grail when it comes to taxing rich people that’s going to save anything.” – Erin Burnett

 

31. “I do think it’s important to acknowledge that a lot of things come to us.” – Erin Burnett

32. “But Mark Hoffman (president of CNBC) insists on running a tight ship. He doesn’t want us to buy a stock and then go tout it on television.” – Erin Burnett

33. “People can say, “I don’t like how it works, I don’t think it’s fair, I don’t think it’s right.” Which is completely legitimate.” – Erin Burnett

34. “Because of my job. We’re not allowed to invest in stocks.” – Erin Burnett

35. “The concept, perhaps, of saying, We’re going to guarantee you for X number of years in advance, is something that could’ve used some reform and got some reform.” – Erin Burnett

36. “I thanked him for being the most amazing husband and for making me feel so cherished and loved every single day… so yes I was with him when he passed.” – Erin Burnett

37. “you can’t be frustrated when people aren’t exactly what you need for a specific thing or thought they would be.” – Erin Burnett

38. “You have to adjust what it is they’re doing or just adjust and you can find a way to have people really thrive and succeed and participate on a team.” – Erin Burnett

39. “They put him on a ventilator in the morning and transferred him to ICU then I spoke to that nurse and he was very reassuring and I asked him to play music and he did.” – Erin Burnett

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40th of 50 Erin Burnett Quotes

40. “Private equity guys and hedge fund guys right now don’t pay capital gain taxes on stuff. There are changes that should be made that could be made. But they’re not going to fix our tax system.” – Erin Burnett

 

41. “What if the banks had failed? Nobody keeps cash anymore. We think society moves forward, generation after generation, ahead and ahead and ahead. We don’t realize maybe how reliant we are on things that are far from hunting and gathering.” – Erin Burnett

42. “I’ve got to say, I think he could’ve been nicer. Chris has said nicer things to other people.” – Erin Burnett

43. “Well, at this point, you can’t stop the money that’s already gone out the door. It’s kind of water under the bridge.” – Erin Burnett

44. “The serendipity of it was, she was doing this business show and she wanted someone who had my background. The fact that she even saw my letter was because her assistant at the time wanted to leave. They brought me in for a job interview.” – Erin Burnett

45. “There are a lot of stalwart, solid people on Wall Street. There are just a few shady people providing the fodder for big-budget movies.” – Erin Burnett

46. “Bank of America got Merrill. Bank of America and J.P. Morgan have really gotten a lot bigger. I’m not sure what you can do to prevent that.” – Erin Burnett

47. “We have to be willing to do whatever it takes to win.” – Erin Burnett

48. “Mike Lee is wearing a mask. Senator Paul says he already got coronavirus, and, you know, so he can’t get sick again. Obviously, we don’t know if that’s true or not. But should he be wearing the mask?” – Erin Burnett

49. “Before I had kids I was focused more on what the description was supposed to be. I now realize that it can benefit everybody and more if you’re able to be flexible.” – Erin Burnett

50. “Yes, you’re hard-working, but so are a lot of people, so why is it you? Sometimes it is luck.” – Erin Burnett

 

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Zisilia Alvsa is a writer for Wealthy Gorilla. Friends often call her Zii. She is a girl from Jakarta, Indonesia who currently lives in Bali. Zii loves photography and travelling.

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