QUOTES WORTH QUOTING
--Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman, about a special levy on banks that received TARP funds.
"I did know they were thinking about this, and I encouraged them. Given the mood of the country, it is essential that we do it."
--House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass).
"To impose yet another burden on the industry would obviously decrease their ability to lend."
--Edward Yingling, president of the American Bankers Association