TV News LIES

Friday, May 29th

Last update06:00:11 AM GMT

You are here News Congress Healthcare lobbyists: 6 for each member of Congress

Healthcare lobbyists: 6 for each member of Congress

E-mail Print PDF

Anyway, here are some startling lesser-known facts, pulled together by two diligent Bloomberg News reporters, Lizzie O'Leary and Jonathan Salant:

Every one of those 534 members of Congress now has six (6!) lobbyists working on them -- and that's just for healthcare.

A total of 3,300 lobbyists have registered to drive the sizzling healthcare issue in Washington -- three times the brigade of lobbyists representing the entire defense industry.

And three more healthcare lobbyists join the ongoing fray every day.

They reported spending more than $234 million massaging and informing and persuading those legislators during the first six months of this year, way more than a million bucks a day, seven days a week.

So, whatever your side, who do you suppose will still be standing -- and talking -- when the congressional recess is over and the elected representatives return to their safe homes inside the Beltway?

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Inside AIPAC's Quiet Campaign To Blur Israeli Settlement Lines

NetanyahuWhen the Senate passed a high-profile piece of trade legislation last Friday, lawmakers simultaneously approved a...

Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

senate passes trade billIn a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen...

Here’s how much corporations paid US senators to fast-track the TPP bill

Corporate money to Senate for fast tracking TPPA decade in the making, the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is reaching its climax and as...

Patriot Act is on life support

Patriot Act on life supportA stalemate in the Senate would leave the FBI and National Security Agency (NSA) without powers...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!