Sunday, February 23, 2014

How's Your Lobbyist Doing This Year?

Senate-Majority-Leader-turned-lobbyist Tom Daschle.
Watching out for our interests? Not anymore.

I had to let my lobbyist go because I realized he wasn't effective anymore. He was Lyndon B. Johnson, who lost his effectiveness some years back when he retired and later died. Since then, my trust in Congress has waned.

With good reason: Current estimates put the number of lobbyists in Washington at 100,000. Considering there are 535 members of Congress, we have to assume it's not even vaguely a fair fight.

To get a picture of today's lobbying culture, read this slightly horribly depressing report from The Nation.

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