Sunday, March 19, 2006

How Effective Will The Republicans Be

In cleaning up the lobbying system.

Well, the DC lobbyist are betting, the Republicans won't get it done

Some of Washington's top lobbyists say they expect to find ways around congressional efforts to impose new restrictions on lobbyists' dealings with lawmakers in the wake of the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal, and they say any limits will barely put a dent in the billions of dollars spent to influence legislation.

So, the lobbyist know that they can still buy any act of congress they want.

lobbyists say they have already found scores of new ways to buy the attention of lawmakers through fundraising, charitable activities and industry-sponsored seminars. An estimated $10 billion is spent annually to influence legislation and regulations, and that spending is not likely to be diminished by the proposed lobbying changes, these lobbyists contend.

Now it is clear why almost every law enacted favors the rich over then poor, the powerful over the powerless.

The Republican Culture of Corruption continues.



romunov said...

Can you say fascism?

David said...

sounds right, and we have to start to fight back if we want to avoid it.

dancewater said...

not all money spent on lobbying is to promote the rich...

some non-profits and even professional assosciations work to help the powerless.

they don't have nearly as much money as the big business interests do..

John said...

that is the issue. The United Way has a few cents to spend here, Exxon has billions.