Is Talk Cheap?
For the steel import quota bill of 1999, each word in the Congressional Record costs $39 in campaign contributions from the steel industry. Consequently, our answer is "Yes, talk is cheap!"
Volume (Year): 5 (2002)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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