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From MNEA lobbyist Otto Fajen:

“We’re the people you hire to protect you from the people you elect.”

From Rep. Chris Kelly, D-Columbia:

“Oh, I’m sure we and all Missourians will be better off when we pass that “Freedom to pray” constitutional amendment.  After all, it is just a much simpler alternative to health care.”

From Rep. Jeanette Mott Oxford, commenting on the House Republicans’ refusal to accept $100 million in free Medicaid funds a year because that would be offering “welfare” to “able bodied adults”:

“It’s funny what we call welfare and what we don’t. When we help millionaires and billionaires build a baseball stadium, we don’t call it welfare.”