"Mr. Speaker, we are now in Chapter 11... Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any bankrupt entity in world history."
James A. Traficant, Jr.
(1941- ) U.S. Representative from Ohio
March 17, 1993 in the Congressional Record 
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I believe it.And who do we have to thank for this atrocity? I sure would like to personally thank them (snicker,snicker) with a nice dinner laced with arsenic.
 -- Sovereign Sam, 3rd Rock From The Sun     
     -- Mike, Norwalk      
    The US has been in a constant state of emergency since 1933 due to the federal government's bankruptcy to the Federal Reserve. I think it is time we fired these guys completely with a vote of no confidence in the entire Congress, President, and Courts. The Constitution still stands -- we just need to hire officers who will obey it instead of subverting it for their own gain. The People must seize the assets of the Fed and take over the issuing power of the currency, in whose hands it most rightfully belongs. Strike today!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Traficant is living proof that anyone can get elected to Congress. These folks no nothing about large enterprize let alone about the largest economy, government institutions etcetera and then they go to Washintong and can't handle it. Traficant sounds much like some commentators here with his inabilty to grasp large ideas and enterprize.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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    Nothing like attacking the quote by merely attacking the author. Yet another ad hominem for Waffler. "Anyone" can get elected into office? What of those people who don't get elected-- those people who lose? "These folks [know] nothing about large enterprize"? None of them? Not even a little? Not even one? ..laughs.. what "commentators here" have the "inability to grasp large ideas and enterprise"? Waffler, you calling anyone out here son? ..smiles..
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
    If the shoe fits wear it! I did not say any winners or losers cannot understand "large enterprize". Logan I said some. Guys with no idea of governement, educational systems, military, infrastructure, agriculture, or the size of this countries economy, in short guys who cannot see beyond self get elected to Congress. When they do they are shocked that this is a big nation, economy, and enterprize and they cannot handle it. Logan I am calling everyone out since I said, "anyone can be elected to congress", that includes you kid!
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
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