"we have a great interest in making sure taxpayers are protected" "we want transparency, we want to make sure that what is done is known by the public, by the Congress, and by others" "because that 700 billion is to go in and take illiquid assets, give them some value, take them off the market, and to stabilize the economy. but Nobody believes they will be valueless, they may be illiquid now, they can't be sold, they can't be valued, but in the long term, we think that, A, there's going to be a value on them, and B, there'll be, as a result, a return on the investment made"
"we want to have forbearance for homeowners so that they can stay in their homes" "we're trying to insulate main street from wall street" "the democrats on the other hand say we are here for the middle class, and of course we believe in free markets but they must have adequate supervision and regulation"
"the wave of Islam is also washing over Europe's shores" "Mohammed is now the most popular name in England for male child" "there is a challenge to Western civilization" "immigration without assimilation is creating a phenomenon that is like putting a gun to our heads"
"We believe that we're prepared to act expeditiously on a package to our colleagues that will allow us to send a message to the markets that the Congress heard the message and we want to do what's correct and right in the next few days"
"I understand their [Americans] worry and their frustration" "This rescue effort is not aimed at preserving any individual company or industry" "most economiststs agreee that the problems we are witnessing today occured over time" "the decline of housing prices set off a domino effect across our economy" "I'm a strong believer in free enterprise" "I believe that companies that make bad decisions should be allowed to go out of business" "millions of Americans could lose their jobs" "it is difficult to pass a bill that commits so much of the taxpayers money" "not passing a bill now would cost these Americans much more later" "the plan is big enough to solve a serious problem" "we expect that much, if not all, of the tax dollars paid out will be paid back"
"I'm confident that before the markets open on Monday we can achieve consensus on legislation that will stabilize our financial markets, protect taxpayers & homeowners, and earn the confidence of the American People"
"we believe that strong and timely action is urgently needed to stabilize our markets and our economy" "the fire sale price [of the market's bad assets] may be much lower than the hold to maturity price" "nobody knows what the true hold to maturity price is" "we cannot impose punitive measures on institutions that sell their assets in this program"
"Removing troubled assets from the market will help boost stability" "We can have a debate about reform later" "Every American business depends on money flowing through our system everyday" "We're living up to our obligations here" "The root cause is the housing crisis" "I believe we need oversight, we need oversight, we need protection, we need transparency" "if this system has to work, it has to work right and that will be the ultimate protection for the markets"
"Barack Obama is wrong to advocate withdrawal at any cost just as he was wrong to oppose the surge that has put victory within reach. It is a strategy for defeat, and it is the only strategy Barack Obama has ever supported.”
"The federal government should interfere with the financial markets only when necessary" "anyone engaging in illegal financial transactions will be caught and prosecuted" "in the long run, Americans have good reason to be confident in our economic strength" "I will work with Democrats and Republicans alike"
"we have taken a number of powerful steps to ensure confidence in the system" "the ultimate tax payer protection will be the stability of the financial system" "our economic health requires that we work together in prompt, bipartisan legislation" "when we get through this difficult period, which we will, our next task will be to revamp the regulatory structure" "the financial security of all Americans....depends on our ability to restore our financial institutions to sound footing"
"I will make sure that [an economic crisis] like this never happens again" "My economic recovery plan will create millions of jobs in America" "We will create the most diversified energy economy in the world" "My opponent is against lowering taxes on businesses" "He opposes free trade"
“The chairman of the S.E.C. serves at the appointment of the president and in my view, has betrayed the public’s trust,’’ he said at a rally in an airport hangar here. “If I were president today, I would fire him.’’
"The Bank will carefully assess the future outlook for economic activity and prices, closely considering the likelihood of its projections as well as factors posing upside or downside risks, and will implement its policies in an accordingly flexible manner."