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So they said

"Elections have consequences." — Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, after failing to get the committee votes needed to block local funding of abortions in the District of Columbia

"The fried Snickers at the fair? Probably not so much. Have a lettuce sandwich or look in another direction." — HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, arguing for personal responsibility on "The Daily Show"

"Flush with Medicare cash? Come on. Flush with Medicare cash that is somehow influenced by individual members of Congress? I wish. I've been fussing and fighting and feuding and pleading and cajoling with (the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) to try (to) at least get these payments to doctors and hospitals up to the level that they continue to exist." — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., on the Senate floor, blasting a Washington Post story that described lawmakers as boosting Medicare payments to benefit hometown providers