Quotes

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“Consumers are always in jeopardy when there’s an opportunity to make a lot of money.”
â€"Val J. Halamandaris, president of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice, on a growing black market in home health aides for the elderly, quoted in The New York Times, March 1

“I don’t think this was a waste of public money. Many people will say so, but I think it is marvelous that the government is prepared to think outside the box. And this is as outside the box as it gets.”
â€"Nick Pope, who once ran the British Ministry of Defense UFO research program, on efforts to use psychics to “remotely view” Osama bin Laden, quoted in The Scotsman, February 23

“If Fergus Cullen has the courage of his convictions, he should go enlist, because they’re having trouble meeting their quota. He’s young, he’s single, and he’s healthy. If he needs to know where the recruiters are, call me.”
â€"Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.), quoted in The Concord Monitor, responding to state GOP Chairman Fergus Cullen, who had criticized her vote for the resolution opposing more troops in Iraq, February 20

“I think the bill is bogus and communistic.”
â€"Mississippi state Rep. Steve Horne (R-Meridian) on a bill banning fast food in schools and mandating annual testing for obesity, quoted in The Clarion Ledger, January 23