The Government Behind the Curtain

$3.5Billion spent, 3.5 Trillion garnered… Not a bad deal for the 1% behind the lobbying.

Almost 79 percent of members of Congress who have left office since 1998 have become lobbyists themselves.

As of 2009, there are approximately 40,000 registered lobbyists at the state and federal level. That’s a lot of persuasion, and some are strong enough to have laws enacted that specifically enhance the company or industry they are lobbying for.


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