Notable and Quotable (I)

Posted by Kendall Harmon

“I’m a dirt farmer,” said Senator Jon Tester, the Montana Democrat who still lives on his family homestead. “Why do we have one week to determine that $700 billion has to be appropriated or this country’s financial system goes down the pipes?”

--From Tim Egan in the NY Times

Filed under: * Economics, PoliticsEconomyThe September 2008 Proposed Henry Paulson 700 Billion Bailout PackagePolitics in General

Posted September 26, 2008 at 9:44 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Irenaeus wrote:

Well put!

September 26, 2:04 pm | [comment link]
2. lmk wrote:

Ummm, okay, I’ll play this game.

Because you had decades to prevent this from happening in the first place?

September 26, 5:50 pm | [comment link]
3. Bob Lee wrote:

Because if you don’t do the deal in one week, you will not have any dirt to farm.

September 26, 6:52 pm | [comment link]
4. Branford wrote:

Yea, that’s what they said last week and we’re all still here.

September 27, 9:06 pm | [comment link]
5. Irenaeus wrote:

“Because you had decades to prevent this from happening in the first place?”—-LMK [#2]

And so did you.

September 29, 6:29 pm | [comment link]
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