Monday, November 23, 2009

Stat of the day II

USA Today:
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.
Lobbyists are flocking to Washington for the same reason Willy Sutton robbed banks -- that's where the money is. Want to reduce the influence of lobbyists? Simple, reduce the power of government.

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