Quotes of the week

    “Every day people are denied coverage or kicked off insurance. This means life and death; this means bankruptcy; this means higher costs for everyone. This bill changes that.”
    – U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, responding to the passage of health care reform in the House over the weekend. See more from the Wisconsin delegation in DC Wrap: http://wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=189847

    “To me the Constitution does not identify the right of the federal government to control health care, and the 10th Amendment to the Constitution very clearly says that those rights that are not spelled out in the Constitution belong to the states, not the federal government.”
    – Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, saying if he were governor, he would authorize the attorney general to sue the federal government to keep Wisconsin out of the health care reform bill.
    “The bottom line is Gov. Doyle needs to prove to Wisconsin citizens that he spent their tax dollars wisely. Striking secret sweetheart deals with foreign companies is not the way to do that.”
    – Rep. Robin Vos, R-Racine, arguing that concerns raised last year by a rival train company prove the state’s no-bid contract for high-speed rail cars was tailored to favor Spanish manufacturer Talgo. DOT officials responded that Vos’ claim was a "ridiculously blatant political stunt;" the City Council approved the Talgo deal Wednesday.
    “It’s certainly no more than four terms.”

    – Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, jokingly responding in Rhinelander to a question about how long he’d like to serve as governor.

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