“We are taking away a choice that continues to let people waste their own money.”
Title quote by Energy Secretary Steven Chu. He was talking about banning incandescent lightbulbs. That’s #40 on John Hawkins’ 8th annual “50 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2011.”
And by “8th annual,” I mean the “50 most obnoxious quotes” part. He hasn’t done a “most obnoxious quotes of 2011” for the past 8 years.
Here’s another good one:
38) They’re sitting on the money, they’re using it for their own — they’re putting it someplace else with no interest in helping you with your life, with that money. We’ve allowed them to take that. That’s not theirs, that’s a national resource, that’s ours. We all have this — we all benefit from this or we all suffer as a result of not having it. — Michael Moore
Go read the whole thing. Unless your blood pressure is already really high. And just stipulate up front: you’re racist. It’ll make it all go down easier if you just accept that right away.