The Best of Notable Quotables; December 24, 1990

Vol. Three; No. 26

Bring Back the Gas Lines Award  

"We have allowed this country to be held hostage by an industry that produces a product vital to our national interests. This makes about as much sense as having the military services or the nation’s water supply controlled by private corporations....In the long run, what would make the most sense would be to nationalize the oil industry to protect the economy."

-- Washington Post columnist Judy Mann, August 8.


"The hottest new proposal was a broad-based tax on sources of energy -- gasoline, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power. In all, it would raise about $20 billion. Everybody seemed to agree it was a good idea except, of course, the transporation lobby."

-- Unbylined box in Newsweek, July 16.