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The intricate mechanics of government: Public entrance and Lobbyist entrance.
'Good news! Our lobbyist got us on the endangered species list.'
'Now she wants to run for congress.'
"I'm going to need a hug, Maurice - it's from the A.A.R.P."
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DAPL: Donald Access Payment Line
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"Luke, use to Force, or crush up the Adderall Chewbacca gave you and snort it – your call."
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"Still, you've got to applaud the transparency."
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'At Filmore holdings, we don't break the law. We donate to politicians to change the law.'
"So from now on, the rabbi, the priest and the minister all walk into a pharmacy, O.K.?"
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Wall Street pulls Congress's string.
'It guides you through the halls of bureaucracy.'
'By the time we'd lobbied the government, got planning permission, raised capitol, put the job out to tender and built it we didn't need it any more.'
"Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman from Small Firearms yield the floor to the gentleman from the Big Tobacco?"
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A boy lies on his bed surrounded by posters advertising performance enhancing drugs.
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'Sure I'm depressed. I'm the senior senator from my state and the junior senator already has more conflicts of interest.'
"You can't judge my parenting skills by what you see in the lobby."
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"A very special interest to see you, Senator."
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'I don't actually do evil any more. I lobby congressmen.'
"You know you have my support on pork and beans, but where do you stand on chicken and dumplings?"
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"You're wrong again, Al Gore was not big tobacco, Al Gore was small tobacco."
"What the hell, Senator - let's cut to the chase."
Caution, lobbyists ahead.
Welcome to Washington, D.C.!
Hunter looking at a deer wearing a sign saying "N.R.A. Member".
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Hot Dogs - $1, Jewellery - $10 and Influence -$1,000,000,000.