"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. This crisis provides the opportunity for us to do things that you could not do before." - Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Nov. 20, 2008
"A failure to act, and act now, will turn crisis into a catastrophe." - President Obama(D), Feb. 4, 2009
"Every month that we don't have an economic recovery package, 500,000,000 Americans lose their jobs." - Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi(D), Feb. 4, 2009
"This is an emergency. We've got to simply find a way to get this done as fast as possible and as well as possible, and that's what we're doing." - House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey(D), Feb. 6, 2009
"It’s not nationalization, it’s protecting the taxpayers’ interests." - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid(D), Feb. 23, 2009
Uh, never mind.
Obama's Top Economic Adviser: "Excess of Fear" must be broken to reverse the economic downturn. - AP wire story, March 13, 2009
Obama, Top Officials Stress 'Confidence' on Economy. - LA Times, March 13, 2009
Stimulus: $870 Billion
TARP: $750 Billion
Omnibus: $410 Billion
I feel reassured. Don't you?
Update: I guess it's different when McCain said it.