--Mary Kladde, president/founder of Titan Lenders Corp., a provider of mortgage back-office fulfillment services.
"I don't understand why we have suffered the last couple years under these accounting rules when there is so much agreement about the havoc these unreasonable rules have played in our current economic crisis. I wonder why our trade associations haven't taken an aggressive stance against these rules? Why haven't trade associations joined with bankers, insurance companies and a long list of associations in their opposition to M2M? I suppose the answer is that our trade associations have enough difficulty just trying to talk with each other let alone coordinate forces with outsiders on an issue even as important as M2M."
--Chuck Bruen, president/CEO of $709 million First Entertainment Credit Union, Hollywood, Calif.
"What I'm expressing here obviously is not that I want people to commit suicide, that's not my notion. I do feel very strongly that we have not had statements of apology, statements of remorse, statements of contrition on the part of CEOs of manufacturing companies or banks or financial services or insurance companies that are asking for bailouts."
--Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) during a conference call with Iowa reporters.
"Washington is all in a tizzy over who's at fault. Some say it's the Democrats' fault, the Republicans' fault. Listen, I'll take responsibility. I'm the president."
--President Obama in reference to the AIG bonuses.