Quotations of the day

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • December 20, 2012 - 2:01 AM

"The fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. The fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we can't steadily reduce the violence." — President Barack Obama after promising to send Congress broad proposals in January for tightening gun laws and curbing violence after last week's schoolhouse massacre in Connecticut.


"It's always hard to bury a child. God didn't do this. God didn't allow this. We allowed it. `Send the little children to me.' But he didn't mean it this way." — Rev. John Inserra a Catholic priest trying to comfort families wondering how a loving God could permit such carnage as more victims from the slaughter of 20 children and six adults at an elementary school in Connecticut. were laid to rest.


"This is not a game. This is real because so much of the sequester (spending cuts) would be defense — half of it. I just don't think it's workable." — Rep. C.W. (Bill) Young of Florida, who heads the House panel with jurisdiction over the Pentagon's budget, saying he is undecided how to vote on the legislation as Fiscal cliff talks are at a partisan standoff.

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