Friday, February 27, 2009

Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis

"I answered all the questions to the best of my knowledge and hopefully brought some clarity"

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

"There is a reasonable prospect that the current recession will end in 2009"

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

President Obama

"its not about helping banks, its about helping people"

Monday, February 23, 2009

T. Boone Pickens

"we'll get rid of foreign oil"
"if this all unfolds, we're gonna make a huge difference in 3 to 5 years"
"we could very well see a real energy plan before memorial day"
"this is not a subject that politics should ever be mentioned, and so, i'm the energy guy, sorta the lone ranger working on the energy deal"
"the security of the country remains at risk"

President Obama

"we cannot simply spend as we please and defer the consequences to the next budget, the next administration, or the next generation"
"i'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office"

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ken Lewis (CEO Bank of America)

"We see no reason why a company that is profitable with strong levels of capital and liquidity and that continues to lend actively should be considered for nationalization.”

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

President Obama

"We're putting Americans to work doing the work that America needs done in critical areas that have been neglected for too long"

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Representative John Boehner (republican)

"this unprecedented move by the president, i think, would undermine the goal of having a fair and accurate census count"
"i think if this process continues to be controlled by the White House, we're opening the door to politicize the census and to shift billions of dollars, tens of billions of dollars around to states based on inaccurate data"

Senator Judd Greg (republican)

"i do believe, generally, that i can be even more effective for this presidency in the senate than maybe even in his cabinet"
"bottom line is this was simply a bridge too far for me"
"i think as soon as the detail starts to flow in behind the plan that Secretary Geithner has laid out, people in the market are gonna react to it positively"

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Paul Krugman (Economist)

"The problem is that financial institutions have lost a lot of money and many of the big ones, if they are not actually insolvent, are very close"

Jamie Dimon (CEO JP Morgan Chase & Co)

"We stand ready to do our part going forward"

John G Stumpf (CEO Wells Fargo)

"we have never been wasteful"

Kenneth D Lewis (CEO BofA)

"We understand that taxpayers are angry"
"We have every incentive to lend, And despite the recessionary headwinds, we are lending.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

"Right now critical parts of our financial system are damaged" 
"We need to be exceptionally careful that we protect taxpayers"
"we know that the complete collapse of our financial system would be incalculable for families, for businesses, and for our nation"

Friday, February 6, 2009

US Congressman Paul Kanjorski (democrat)

"if you don't have a banking system, you don't have an economy"
"Somebody threw us in the middle of the atlantic ocean without a life raft and we're trying to determine which is the closest shore and whether there's any chance in the world to swim that far. we don't know"

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (democrat)

"I am very proud, once again, to talk about our economic recovery package, it has a strategic mission to create jobs, to cut taxes, and have a state stabilization fund, to help states meet their fiscal needs"
"we have to have this bill passed, so that we don't have another month tallied up, going into the future where we lose a half a million jobs a month"
"I reject, and house democrats have rejected the same warmed over stew of bad, failed economic policies of the bush administration that got us where we are today, instead we're going in a new direction"

Dick Cheney

“When we get people who are more concerned about reading the rights to an Al Qaeda terrorist than they are with protecting the United States against people who are absolutely committed to do anything they can to kill Americans, then I worry”

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Newt Gingrich

"Well, the fact is, we're all going to go off a cliff. That's what's happening. This is a much more profound problem than people think"