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Sat., Sept. 27, 2008, 3:55 p.m.

Quotes of the Week

In light of this week's financial crises, I feel inclined to post about financial responsibility and money. Because of the theme, I have decided to slightly alter the format for this week. I'll have 1 unrelated quote, and 2 quotes that have appeared this week in the news or talks.
Quote 1:
We teach about how to drive in school, but not how to manage finances.
Andy Williams, pop singer

Do you feel you learn enough about finances in school? I know many schools in Spokane don't teach driving, but I thought it fit.

Quote is here.

Quote 2:
It's ironic that on a day when the economy is in turmoil, Barack Obama fails to release an economic plan, but instead chooses a celebrity rock album.
John McCain's spokesman, on Obama's plans to release an official campaign soundtrack
Do you think that the candidates responded to the crisis appropriately?
Quote and explanation found here.

Quote 3:

If money isn't loosened up, this sucker could go down.

President GEORGE W. BUSH,
expressing dismay as he watched negotiations over the $700 billion bailout package fall apart
What are your thoughts on the bailout package? Good? Bad? Are you indifferent?

Tim Sloan- Getty Images
(In the picture, I first thought it had been Photoshopped because it looked like President Bush had 2 ears on one side of his head. Then I felt dumb.)
Quote and explanation found here.

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