Sunday, August 25, 2013

Money in Washington is Killing us. Are lobbyists our Shadow government?

Remember when the conservative activist Justices on the Supreme Court said money didn’t corrupt? An unforgettable moment for me. Of course, they were lying through their teeth, or horribly disconnected from life, which I’d like to reconnect them to sometime.
The Hill: ObamaCare's architects reap windfall as Washington lobbyists: ObamaCare has become big business for an elite network of Washington lobbyists and consultants who helped shape the law from the inside.

More than 30 former administration officials, lawmakers and congressional staffers who worked on the healthcare law have set up shop on K Street since 2010. Major lobbying firms such as Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock, The Glover Park Group, Alston & Bird, BGR Group and Akin Gump can all boast an ObamaCare insider on their lobbying roster — putting them in a prime position to land coveted clients.
I'm not surprised, I just got done watching this week’s Moyers& Company. You may not  sleep at night after watching this:

Bill talks with author and New York Times journalist Mark Leibovich about his latest book, This Town, in which he writes that money rules D.C., and status is determined by who you know and what they can do for you. 

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