[x]
Welcome to the Stink Eye Discussion Forum!
Join the Discussion! Click Here for Instant Registration.
The Stink Eye Conservative Forum; Politics, News, Republican Election Headquarters
July 11, 2020, 10:25:28 pm *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Health care bill swells lobbying  (Read 678 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
JohnBrowdie
Administrator
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 8296


The Stink Eye is Watching You, Barry


« on: November 23, 2009, 10:04:47 am »

of course it does.  you have to be an infant to not realize that the more hundreds of billions of bucks the federal government hands out, the more influential lobbyists will become.  the sacred congressional warriors against the unfairness and greed of the insurance industry simply want the booty delivered to them, where it can be PROPERLY administered.

in the mind of a liberal, washington always knows best, and the ignorant masses have to be protected from themselves.

Quote
Health care fight swells lobbying
WASHINGTON — Companies and groups hiring lobbying firms on health issues nearly doubled this year as special interests rushed to shape the massive revamp of the nation's health care system now in its final stretch before Congress.

About 1,000 organizations have hired lobbyists since January, compared with 505 during the same period in 2008, according to a USA TODAY analysis of congressional records compiled by the nonpartisan CQ MoneyLine.

Overall, health care lobbying has increased, exceeding $422 million during the first ninth months of the year, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, which tracks money in politics. That's more than any other industry and a nearly 10% jump over the same period in 2008. The center's Dave Levinthal said the frenzy of new lobbying activity makes financial sense.

"If lobbying didn't work, people wouldn't do it," he said.

More
Logged

"Dumb people elect dumb people." -- Natstew
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Contact Us by Email
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!