It is not a wealth transfer from rich to poor that the Bush administration will be remembered for. It is a wealth transfer from the future to the present. — New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman quoting Michael Mandelbaum,.
Everyone is conditioned to getting instant relief from the medicine, and that is unrealistic. As hard as it is for investors and jobholders and politicians in an election year, this crisis will not end without a lot more pain. — Allen Sinai, president of Decision Economics, a forecasting firm, on the US & global financial crisis.