Quotes of the Day: ‘I think our economy is not being put on the right track…’

By Sadie Bass

Nov 17, 2009 12:06pm

“There are a lot of decisions being made that I — and probably the majority of Americans — are not impressed with right now. I think our economy is not being put on the right track, because we're strayed too far from, fundamentally, from free enterprise principles that built our country.” — Sarah Palin, to ABC's Barbara Walters

"In Arizona's 15th congressional district, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. At least that's what the Web site set up by the Obama administration to track the $787 billion stimulus says. There's one problem, though: There is no 15th congressional district in Arizona; the state has only eight districts.” — ABC's Jonathan Karl, on an oddity found at Recovery.gov

“Now I know the price for a tenured economist.” — White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, responding to a Washington Post report suggesting that the US Chamber of Commerce would pay $50,000 to a “respected economist” who would report that the health care bill would kill jobs.

“‘Unfriend’ has real lex appeal…(It) has both currency and potential longevity." – Christine Lindberg, senior lexicographer for Oxford's US dictionary program, announcing its choice of the 2009 “Word of the Year”

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