(no joke, by the way. I walked into my local establishment and sat down next to him, and one thing led to another)
...and I have this idea for cutting the deficit while cutting out a lot of the lobbying shit.
We're running a trillion dollar deficit, right?
So how about, President Obama gathers all 535 representatives and Senators at the White House, and tells them, "For every dollar of the deficit you can cut, I will give you 10 cents."?
Think about it: one trillion dollars at ten percent is one hundred billion dollars, divided by 535 is roughly $200 BILLION DOLLARS.
Name one lobby that would even donate one percent of that figure to the combined campaign funds of all the congresscritters.