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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.'
"Congressman, our people would look upon it favorably if you were to oppose any additional sin taxes."
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'Now she wants to run for congress.'
"It's either this or a country run by lawyers."
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"Does the N.R.A. know about this?"
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"Still, you've got to applaud the transparency."
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"So from now on, the rabbi, the priest and the minister all walk into a pharmacy, O.K.?"
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'At Filmore holdings, we don't break the law. We donate to politicians to change the law.'
"I could run for office, but as a lobbyist, why would I want to give up all my power?"
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Wall Street pulls Congress's string.
'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.'
'It guides you through the halls of bureaucracy.'
"Oh, those are the lobbyists who get us our government subsidies."
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"When you say campaign-finance reform, is that with or without an asterisk?"
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"My lobbyists can beat your lobbyists!"
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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.'
"Of course it would be a different story entirely if we could extract crude oil from stem cells."
"A very special interest to see you, Senator."
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'I don't actually do evil any more. I lobby congressmen.'
Alternative names for the Washington Redskins
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"What the hell, Senator - let's cut to the chase."
"I appreciate your offer, but I'm afraid I'm already bought and paid for."
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Caution, lobbyists ahead.
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