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Monday, September 22, 2008

Thought for the Day

"And I don't know what is going to happen, but I can tell you, you add a trillion here and a trillion there and you've got a lot more debt on the American people. And that's what I'm concerned about. And we've been down this road before through the thrift bailout. The cost to the American taxpayer, billions of dollars. This is the mother of all bailouts. And we don't see the end in it yet."

Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., reminding me of a famous quote from Everett Dirksen,

"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money"

although it's not clear the quote is authentic.