"We can no longer push off the tough decisions until tomorrow. It's time to address the serious fiscal challenges we face and stop spending money we don't have." — No. 2 House Republican Eric Cantor after the Treasury Department said that the national debt has topped $16 trillion.
"If Mitt was Santa Claus, he'd fire the reindeer and outsource the elves." — Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in a biting speech criticizing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Democratic National Convention.
"For an elite force that should be humble and disciplined for life, we are certainly not appearing to be so." — Rear Adm. Sean Pybus telling his force that "hawking details about a mission" and selling other information about SEAL training and operations puts the force and their families at risk.