"There's a complete absence of buyers in the market, so anyone who wants to sell is selling into a vacuum, and it's just not pretty."
Charles G. Crane
Strategist at Victory SBSF Capital Management, on the stock market's performance. The Dow Jones industrials closed below 10,000 for the first time in months.
"Democrats may be kicking and screaming because tax cuts took away their spending money, but Americans are laughing all the way to the bank."
Rep. Jim Nussle, R-Iowa
On the federal tax refund checks that began arriving in mailboxes last month. He is one of the GOP legislators speaking out against Democrats who blame President Bush for the dwindling federal surplus.