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" Foreclosure is to no one's benefit. I've heard estimates that mortgage investors lose 40 to 50 percent on their investment if it goes into foreclosure. "
" I've always said, 'I don't want to be irrelevant.' "
" I've got to say our banking system is a safe and a sound one. And since the days when we've had federal deposit insurance in place, we haven't had a depositor who's got less than $100,000 in an account lose a penny. So the American people can be very, very confident about their accounts in our banking system. "
" If AIG collapsed, it would have buckled our financial system and wrought economic havoc on the lives of millions of our citizens. "
" An AIG failure would have been devastating to the financial system and to the economy. "
" If the only way you can do well is working more hours than someone else, you're going to lose out because there's always going to be someone who is going to work more. "
" I believe some of the tensions the U.S. has had with Russia and that the Europeans have had with Russia... China is taking advantage of some of those dealings. "
" In China, export lobbies have fought for policies that favor their interests and limit foreign competition. "
" A Fed loan to Lehman Brothers would not have prevented a bankruptcy. "
" I see nothing easy in Washington. I see either analytically simple things that are politically complex or those that are politically complex and analytically complex. I mean, look at immigration reform, you know? It is, I think, analytically easy, but politically very, very complex and very difficult. "
" I'll be voting for Hillary Clinton, with the hope that she can bring Americans together to do the things necessary to strengthen our economy, our environment, and our place in the world. "
" I am suspicious of career engineers, people that plan it out every step of the way. "
" I didn't get the charm gene. "
" Taxpayer money should not have to be spent to save a misguided and mismanaged enterprise. "
" Regulation needs to catch up with innovation. "
" Frankly I'm a bit concerned when it comes to U.S.-China relations. "
" When the economy is growing, there's a lot that can be done to deal with the deficit. "
" Sovereign wealth fund money should be welcomed. The only way not to welcome that money is when it's politically driven. "
" I never once considered that it was appropriate to put taxpayer money on the line in resolving Lehman Brothers. "
" Large financial institutions in this country will always play a role that is essential to our economic growth. But they must only be permitted to grow and interconnect, throughout our economy, under careful oversight and with a mechanism for allowing those connections to be broken safely. "
" My preference is for the Federal Reserve to be the systemic risk regulator, because the responsibility for identifying and limiting potential problems is a natural complement to its role in monetary policy. "
" China saves too much, produces too much, sells too much to Americans and consumes too little. "
" As our relationship with China grows and matures, tensions will naturally emerge. "
" It is important that China stop its over-reliance on municipal debt to finance infrastructure. I take comfort in the fact that China's leaders understand this. "
" Too often, we restrict trade that would create U.S. jobs and is in our national interest. "
" After I left Treasury, I think in some ways it was harder to sit there and be writing my book... listening to all the criticism. "
" I've long believed the environmental issue is an economic issue and a political issue. The three are entwined. You can't build prosperity on any basis other than a long-term basis, and you can't do that if you don't have a healthy environment. "
" I will never apologize for changing the approach or strategy when the facts change. "
" In all my life, I've been trained that when there's a big problem, you run toward it. "
" There is a very real danger that financial regulation will become a wolf in sheep's clothing. "
" I look forward to the day when China has a truly market-determined solution... To get there, you need to have a currency that is market-determined, an open capital market, and you are going to need a competitive, open financial system. "