35,000 lobbyists setting up camp in Washington D.C., twice the number that were there just 5 years ago.
well connected lobbyists starting pay is around $300,000. that number tells me these folks are siphoning off a hell-of-a-lot of our tax dollars.
rapid growth in government (a republican ideal?)
republican control of both the White House & Congress
wide acceptance among corporations that they need to hire professional lobbyist to secure their share of federal benefits
source washinton post, june 22nd, page A01
yet another feather in the cap of our clueless leader.
should the parents/spouses/children of the dead american soldiers in Iraq have hired a high-priced lobbyist to bargain for their loved-ones lives?
a side note…can someone please tell me something positive that has come out of this administration? i’ve been struggling to find something that has enriched the collective American society??? PLEASE don’t throw up some sick crap about moral clarity, christian values, etc… that should be left to your pastor, not the president.
p.s. i know the dubya supporters out there can’t resist bringing Clinton into every argument…ain’t gonna float this time…the numbers regarding lobbying during his 2 terms pale in comparison.