You know, it is said that the Congress didn't have enough strings attached to the money that they were giving away, but I think the strings go in the other direction. I think Wall Street has the strings on Washington. And they pull and do what they want and that's where the corruption is. They control the monetary system.
~ Congressman Ron Paul, "Ron Paul on the recession: 'None of this is behind us'," The Hill's Blog Briefing Room, October 20, 2009, by Michael O'Brien