June 22, 2005

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, and gets shaken down. Or, loop-hole incorporated.

The Washington Post, today, outlines one of the biggest, farthest reaching, problems in politics today, the lobbying boom.
It reports that over the last five years, the number of registered lobbyists in town has doubled to more than 34,750, or over 64 lobbyists for every single member of the House and Senate.

That's what good government activists and progressive reformers are up against. The more this grows, the more plain the incentive is for your Representative in Congress to listen to the corporations and influence peddlers in Washington, DC and not to the constituents back home that they are supposed to serve.


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