“I have always been a strong believer in the power of the free market.”

â€"President Barack Obama in a speech proposing new financial regulations, September 14


“We haven’t had the potent combination of a serious crisis and a clear progressive democratic mandate for change since the 1930s. We use this opportunity or we lose it.”

â€"Naomi Klein, whose 2007 bestseller The Shock Doctrine condemns free market economists for taking advantage of “large-scale crises” to push through their agenda, writing in The Progressive, August

“If you want to have a debate, have a debate. If you want to lie to people, well, get a radio show, I guess.”

â€"Air America radio show host Ron Reagan, arguing that right-wing radio and TV broadcasts have misled Americans about the Obama administration’s health care plan, CNN, August 10