#1 comes from entertaining Republican loon Michele Bachmann, who apparently doesn’t know that Herbert Hoover was president in 1930:
FDR applied just the opposite formula — the Hoot-Smalley Act….That’s what we saw happen under FDR. That took a recession and blew it into a full-scale depression. The American people suffered for almost 10 years under that kind of thinking.
#2 comes from Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, explaining the facts of life:
And the banks — hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created — are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.
We’ve noticed. #3 comes from Megan McArdle:
If my husband sacrificed our child to save thousands of people, I might recognize, at some abstract level, that he had done the right thing. But we wouldn’t stay married.
Discuss. Would you stay married?