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Author Topic: Health care bill swells lobbying  (Read 926 times)
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« 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.

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.


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