Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Quotes of the Year

Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.
—Department of the Treasury's proposed Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, Sept. 2008

It's not based on any particular data point, we just wanted to choose a really large number.
—Treasury spokeswoman explaining how the $700 billion number was chosen for the initial bailout, quoted on, Sept. 23, 2008

Source: Quotable Moments of '08

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