Posted: Jan 2, 2013 4:21 AM
Updated: Jan 2, 2013 4:21 AM
"Regardless of a deal getting done, people on Wall Street are not going to run around giving high fives. The federal government is obviously dysfunctional, to say the least." Ben Schwartz, chief market strategist for Lightspeed Financial, on the economic impact of the deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.
"If you're rich, you're almost certain to get a big tax increase." Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center, on the impact of budget deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff."
"You can blame the country for her first year under house arrest and the guards for her second year. But it will be the shame of all of us citizens if she should remain in her home prison for a third year." Activist Hu Jia on a push to get the public to visit dissident Liu Xiaobo's wife, who has been under house arrest since he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010.