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Quotations of the day

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • December 6, 2012 - 2:01 AM

"We are not prepared to have the American economy held hostage to periodic threats that Republicans will force the country to default on our obligations. That would be a terrible thing for the financial security of the average American, for businesses, for confidence around the world and the United States." — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner saying the Obama administration would reject any `fiscal cliff' plan that didn't include an increase in the federal borrowing limit.

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"Every dollar misspent in the name of security weakens our already precarious economic condition, indebts us to foreign nations, and shackles the future of our children and grandchildren." — Republican Senator Tom Coburn highlighting what a congressional report described as wasteful spending of tax money intended for counterterrorism purposes.

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"I've been trying since I found that out: What can I do? What can I possibly do to initiate the change that I want to see and so many other people want to see? I realized that this is one way I can make that change happen."_ West Point cadet Blake Page explaining why he was quitting the military academy because he could no longer be part of a culture that promotes prayers and religious activities and disrespects nonreligious cadets.

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