The Best of Notable Quotables; December 18, 1995

Vol. Eight; No. 26

Americans with Mathematical Disabilities Award (for Calling Hikes a Cut)


“House Republicans denied any impropriety when they approved federal budget reductions of $17 billion and outlined $190 billion more, slashing programs that largely benefit women, children, and the poor, to pay for that ‘pouting sex kitten’ mistress of their dreams – tax cuts.”

U.S. News & World Report Senior Writer Gerald Parshall, March 27 story.


“When NBC Nightly News continues: in Washington, if they cut food stamps, who doesn’t eat?”

– Tom Brokaw, March 22.

“The Democrats, the big mistake they’ve made is they ought to have advertisements about deterioration of quality, they ought to show an elderly person in a hospital bed, ringing for a nurse who doesn’t show up. That’s where the cutbacks are going to be.”

Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift, September 16 McLaughlin Group.

“March madness has begun on Capitol Hill, and almost as predictable as a B horror film, the slashing has begun. House Republicans have made a small down payment on their plan to make massive budget cuts.”

– CNN anchor Judy Woodruff on Inside Politics, March 16.