The Health Care Debate in a Rather ‘Chaotic State’

By Tom Johnson

Jun 17, 2009 10:44am

Happy Wednesday.  Here are the quotes of the day:

The broad principle is that a lack of oversight, a series of regulatory gaps allowed financial institutions — not just banks, but non-bank institutions — to engage in wild risk-taking that didn't simply imperil those institutions but imperiled the United States' economy and had a profound recessionary effect on the world economy.” — President Barack Obama, proposing sweeping changes to the oversight of financial markets

"The devil is out of the bottle and it will be hard to put him back in. This process is gathering steam, and it will lead to a regime change in Iran." — former Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Aharon Ze’evi Farkash, speaking to Israeli Army Radio

“I think what we can say about the health care debate at this point is it's in a rather chaotic state. We don't have bills.  We don't have scores. And at the same time the majority is saying we need to act quickly…The American people are just beginning to figure out what the majority may have in mind. We need to give them a chance to react and to speak to us about how they feel about the direction this is taking.” — Senator Mitch McConnell (R – Kentucky)

"She would like to have a silver trophy in her hospital room, and I'm going to do my best to try to accommodate that." — Golf Pro Phil Mickelson on wife Amy, recently diagnosed with breast cancer, imploring her husband to do well at this week's U.S. Open

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