Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back in the saddle again

It didn't take to long before reports of how much lobbyists money is being spent here in Mass and in Washington. For the first half of 09, special interest groups have spent 38 million dollars trying to shape major bills before the Mass legislature. If this spending keeps up, it will mark an all time record for spending. 646 registered lobbyists representing over 1000 clients are roaming the State House hallways, despite new ethics laws. All is legal, but who among us think this is good for our future?

And just when you think it's outrageous here in Mass, drug companies, hospitals, doctors and every other Health care company trying to sway Washington in the Health care reform have spent 66 million for the first quarter of this year, up 25% from last year this time.

Nothing good will come from any of this here in Mass or the country. The hundreds of millions of dollars spent every year to buy influence, is primarily why we as voters are ignored by the elated eleite.


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