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'It says...desperately seeking someone to explain the difference between Obamacare and the Affordable Health Care Act...'
'It's hard to fix the 'Sequester' - we're still trying to figure out what it means.'
Today's Political Party Symbols: Republicans, Democrats and Hippocrit.
"Congressman, our people would look upon it favorably if you were to oppose any additional sin taxes."
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"The house of representatives is known as the people's house, as your candidate I'm compelled to ask, how's that working out?"
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Beltway Car Pool"Under the proposal, regional 'health alliances'—essentially, giant insurance-buying pools—would collect money from employers and individuals and in return offer them a variety of competing health plans. A national health board would control the alliances' budgets and prevent them from raising insurance premiums over a certain amount. Cool!"
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'Now she wants to run for congress.'
"Hey, look! A congressman!"
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"You are a senator or you want to be a senator?"
Chicken standing on a platform on a stage with three horns in front of it and wearing a top hat; a sign on the side of the platform reads "National Endowment for the Arts - Seal of Approval."
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"I understand Senator Quigley was really counting on that raise."
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'Next time, I say let's be proactive and vote ourselves a pay raise before the government shutdown.'
A politician making a speech is connected to a polygraph machine.
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'I'm sorry, Ms. Pelosi. You'll have to pass it so we can find out what's in it.'
"We don't use the Congressional Budget Office. We have our own figures."
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"It's nothing like that, Annie. I just want to start seeing women from other swing states for a while."
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"Surely the realize that ethics laws just put us on the slippery slope of legislating morality."
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"You were filibustering in your sleep again."
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"And bear in mind that anything you say can be used against you in 'Doonesbury.'"
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Wall Street pulls Congress's string.
Congress is on a cliff edge with social security and medicare.
"But, Senator, all the cool kids were doing it."
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"Now, I'm going to binge-watch the whole thing when it wraps."
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'It guides you through the halls of bureaucracy.'