• Noun: a source of difficulty; examples: "one trouble after another delayed the job", "what's the problem?"
• Noun: an angry disturbance; examples: "he didn't want to make a fuss", "they had labor trouble", "a spot of bother"
• Noun: an event causing distress or pain; examples: "what is the trouble?", "heart trouble"
• Noun: an effort that is inconvenient; examples: "I went to a lot of trouble", "he won without any trouble", "had difficulty walking", "finished the test only with great difficulty"
• Noun: a strong feeling of anxiety; examples: "his worry over the prospect of being fired", "it is not work but worry that kills", "he wanted to die and end his troubles"
• Noun: an unwanted pregnancy; example: "he got several girls in trouble"
• Verb: move deeply; examples: "This book upset me", "A troubling thought"
• Verb: to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; example: "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
• Verb: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; example: "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"
• Verb: take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; examples: "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday", "Don't bother, please"
• Verb: cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
I don't believe in trouble. Because I think that trouble is sometimes good, sometimes bad. I've been known to be called trouble, which I think is quite a compliment. But I suppose, thinking about it, that my best and worst trouble has always had something to do with a man.
I think every American has a role in saving this country. Whether you're Democrat, Republican, independent, it doesn't matter. We all know the country's in trouble. We may disagree on how to solve it, but we all know the country's in trouble.
When I read Thirteen Days I was moved by it. It was just a great time for the world, in terms of looking back in history and seeing how we got ourselves into trouble and how we got ourselves out of trouble.
What I'm not saying is that all government spending is bad. It's not - far, far from it, but there is no free lunch, as a former colleague of mine used to say. There is no public tooth fairy. Father Christmas does not work on the Treasury staff this year. You can never bail someone out of trouble without putting someone else into trouble.