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The Magnitude of Lobbying October 27, 2019

Posted by geoff in News.
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Never really understood how much money is spent on lobbying every year. Open Secrets tallied it up:

OpenSecretsLobbying.GIF
That’s $2.5 billion every single year.

It’s no wonder Washington DC doesn’t seem particularly well-aligned with the interests of the rest of us.

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1. geoff - October 27, 2019

Of course, the best way to control lobbying is to control its source – government power. Shrinking government power and reach would discourage entities from paying lobbyists.

2. lauraw - October 31, 2019

But then I would have to feed myself


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