Gramm decried the "constant whining"- of the American people when it comes to the economy because he believes "we've never been more dominant"-:
"We have sort of become a nation of whiners,"- he said. "You just hear this constant whining, complaining about a loss of competitiveness, America in decline"- despite a major export boom that is the primary reason that growth continues in the economy, he said.
"We've never been more dominant; we've never had more natural advantages than we have today,"- he said. "We have benefited greatly"- from the globalization of the economy in the last 30 years.