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1. "Too often government responds to the whispers of lobbyists before the cries of the people."
Author: Andrew Cuomo
2. "Doesn't the Federal Farm bill help out all these poor farmers?No. It used to, but ever since its inception just after the Depression, the Federal Farm Bill has slowly been altered by agribusiness lobbyists. It is now largely corporate welfare ... It is this, rather than any improved efficiency or productiveness, that has allowed corporations to take over farming in the United States, leaving fewer than a third of our farms still run by families.But those family-owned farms are the ones more likely to use sustainable techniques, protect the surrounding environment, maintain green spaces, use crop rotations and management for pest and weed controls, and apply fewer chemicals. In other words, they're doing exactly what 80 percent of U.S. consumers say we would prefer to support, while our tax dollars do the opposite."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
3. "Many other raw food products--notably poultry from CAFOs--typically carry a much higher threat to human health in terms of pathogen load, and yet the government trusts us to render it safe in our own humble kitchens. But it's easy to see how impossibly strict milk rules might gratify industry lobbyists, by eliminating competition from family producers."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
4. "We work for the families back home, we do not work for the lobbyists that prowl the halls of the capital building, do not forget who we work for."
Author: Brian Schweitzer
5. "Giving people favors is a time-honored way of gaining loyalty. Pharmaceutical reps do it. The salespeople manning cosmetic counters do it. Lobbyists do it. Men with big crushes on impossibly beautiful women do it. Gifts work on our feelings in a couple of ways: they change the way we experience something, and they push our "reciprocate!" button. When we have the mandate to be objective and an incentive not to be, our biases often win the day-even if we don't think they will. Favors deeply affect our preferences and our loyalties."
Author: Dan Ariely
6. "I'm running for president because I've had enough of the oil barons, the status-quo apologists, the special-interest lobbyists running amok."
Author: Dick Gephardt
7. "The judge turned his back towards me, sitting back on his judge's chair, while I was in the witness stand being questioned. The whole courtroom was full of these anarchists, leftists, communists and Jewish lobbyists."
Author: Ernst Zundel
8. "Global poverty is the product of reversible policy failures overseen by politicians, past and present. The poorest of the poor don't vote in American or European elections. They don't make donations to political parties or hire lobbyists in D.C., London or Canberra."
Author: Hugh Evans
9. "As an animal lover, I don't like zoos. I feel the only creatures that should be caged behind bars are politicians, lobbyists, and lawyers. And rapists, but I've already listed that three times."
Author: Jarod Kintz
10. "America's been ruined by one word: Bankers. No, two words: Bankers and lawyers. Make that three words. Add politicians to that list. Oh, and don't forget the lobbyists."
Author: Jarod Kintz
11. "Politicians are like warts on the body of society. And the only thing worse than warts are lawyers and lobbyists."
Author: Jarod Kintz
12. "Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it was tens of millions of American's who were saying, 'Stop!'"
Author: John Boehner
13. "I have seen the times when the grassroots has moved the Congress. We listen way more often to our constituents than the lobbyists. And the grassroots are going to have to do it."
Author: John Linder
14. "America is one of the biggest businesses in the world, and the people who run it can't balance their budget. We need business people in there and lobbyists out of there."
Author: John Paul DeJoria
15. "Real lobbying reform must end the practice of corporate lobbyists writing our laws."
Author: Marty Meehan
16. "Recently, lobbyists for the pharmaceutical industry wrote a prescription drug bill that increased their profits and did nothing to help seniors. The result: seniors are stuck with a confusing prescription drug plan that does little to help them with their costs."
Author: Marty Meehan
17. "When there's a vacuum of public input, lobbyists usually fill it. But when there's public input, the people usually win."
Author: Morgan Carroll
18. "The beauty myth of the present is more insidious than any mystique of femininity yet: A century ago, Nora slammed the door of the doll's house; a generation ago, women turned their backs on the consumer heaven of the isolated multiapplianced home; but where women are trapped today, there is no door to slam. The contemporary ravages of the beauty backlash are destroying women physically and depleting us psychologically. If we are to free ourselves from the dead weight that has once again been made out of femaleness, it is not ballots or lobbyists or placards that women will need first; it is a new way to see."
Author: Naomi Wolf
19. "I will never be an insider. I want to be the champion of people who don't have insiders and lobbyists supporting them."
Author: Pat Quinn
20. "Even though the Koch brothers' businesses put 4.4 million people at risk with pollutants, the Kochs have poured millions into lobbyists' coffers and political contributions to ensure their bottom line stays unchanged by the most basic safety precaution."
Author: Robert Greenwald
21. "These were lobbyists—many of them compensated quite handsomely not to react as human beings."
Author: Ron Suskind
22. "The air is dirty because of the electricity monopolists. They have powerful money lobbyists."
Author: Sam Wyly

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