Quotes from May 2010

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“It’s not that it was targeted at the rich. It was targeted at the right people, those with the ability to pay.” 

â€"Charles Sheketoff, executive director of the Oregon Center for Public Policy, on a statewide vote to increase taxes on the rich, quoted in The New York Times, January 26

“People will never know what’s in that bill until we pass it.” 

â€"White House senior adviser David Axelrod, discussing health care legislation on ABC’s This Week, January 24

“There are a number of things he was for on the campaign trail.” 

â€"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), on breaking President Barack Obama’s promise to televise health care negotiations, January 5

“You’re starting to see weird forms of acting out, neurotic displacement activities. Fetishes, even. Sarah Palin, for instance. I could go on about that woman every day.  And so can everybody else, which is why they do.” 

â€"science fiction author Bruce Sterling on “The State of the World 2010,” at Well.com, January 1