Quotes of the Day

By Josh Feit March 31, 2009

"You've heard of trickle down economics. This is trickle down pain."
—House Education Appropriations Chair and Ways and Means Committee member, Rep. Kathy Haigh (D-35, Shelton, Bremerton), at this morning's House budget press conference

This was Rep. Haigh's half-hearted, positive spin on the budget ($4 billion in cuts) as she pointed out that the decisions on specific cuts to go with the dollar cuts (to things like schools) would be made at the local level and not by the legislators.

"I think the current saying is 'It is what it is.' Well, it is worse than any of us could have imagined."
—House Ways and Means Chair Rep. Kelli Linville (D-42, Bellingham, Nooksack, Blaine), at this morning's House budget press conference.
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