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HOW MANY LOBBYIST ARE THERE IN WASHINGTON DC???

Skeezix 2013/01/03 09:41:19
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Nearly 13,000 lobbyists registered with the government last year and reported $3.3 billion in fees, or about $260,000 per lobbyist. That’s 22 percent more lobbyists and 37 percent more inflation-adjusted revenue per lobbyist than in 1998. …
The number of organizations with a political presence in Washington – that maintain an office or are represented by lobbyists or lawyers – more than doubled between 1981 and 2006 to nearly 14,000 … [and] more than half the groups were devoted to furthering the interests of businesses. The next closest were state and local governments, at 12 percent. The rest were fragmented into single-digit shares among divergent interests. Second to last on the list, just above unions, were groups advocating for the poor, at 0.9 percent.
This is true almost everywhere you look. According to the Center for Public Integrity, the number of corporate lobbyists devoted to climate change rose by more than 400 percent between 2003 and 2010 to a total of 2,810—giving lobbyists a 5-to-1 advantage over the combined membership of the House and Senate. (This is in contrast to an estimated 138 lobbyists working on behalf of alternative forms of energy.)
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  • eli 2013/01/03 16:33:31
    huh?
    eli
    Well, guess some know where the money is...Even as working advocates for poor!
  • mrdog 2013/01/03 13:54:05
    we need more?
    mrdog
    Jokijng.... a FEW are good... only supporting issues of the day...in a positive manner...bark
  • Steve 2013/01/03 13:51:26
    huh?
    Steve
    +1
    Too many.

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