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money talks, bullshit walks

A phrase emphasizing the persuasive power of money. The phrase was perhaps most famously used by politician Michael "Ozzie" Myers, who was recorded saying it—and accepting a monetary bribe from undercover FBI agents—during the Abscam scandal in 1980. If you want us to help you out, here's some advice—money talks, bullshit walks!
See also: bullshit, money, walk