The Economy sucks..but lobbyists still got it to toss around..


These little tidbits land in my inbox daily..and this time of year is rife with lobbying alerts since they all have to report how much they spent on the endeavor. I spent part of my day figuring out what good all this money could of been used for..and by good I mean for humanity..not for the corporatocracy. And the price of everything went UP this year..gee, wonder why..Total is at the bottom..

Google News Alert for: lobbying

The Walt Disney Company Spent $4.4 Million Lobbying In 2007
Netcot.com – USA
The Walt Disney Company spent about $4.4 million lobbying the federal government in 2007 on issues relating to travel, copyright licenses, visa policy,

Marriott spent $1.2M lobbying in 2007
CNNMoney.com – USA
WASHINGTON (AP) – Hotel operator Marriott International Inc. (NYSE:MAR) spent approximately $1.2 million in 2007 to lobby Congress on immigration issues.

Time Warner spent $3.6M on lobbying
CNNMoney.com – USA
The media firm spent about $1.8 million during the second half of 2007 lobbying the federal government on its own behalf, according to a disclosure form

DRS Spent $2.8M on Lobbying in ’07
Houston Chronicle – United States
2008 AP NEW YORK — DRS Technologies Inc. spent $2.8 million to lobby the government in 2007, mainly for defense spending. According to a disclosure form

BP America Spent $4.7M Lobbying in ’07
Houston Chronicle – United States
2008 AP NEW YORK — BP America spent $4.7 million to lobby the government last year on issues including pollution, energy independence and relations with

Nissan Spends Almost $4M on Lobbying
Houston Chronicle – United States
2008 AP WASHINGTON — The North American unit of Nissan Motor Co. spent about $3.9 million in 2007 to lobby on legislation related to trade, renewable fuels,

Anheuser-Busch spends $3.4M on lobbying
Forbes – NY,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) – Anheuser-Busch Cos. spent about $3.4 million in 2007 to lobby on legislation related to cutting taxes on beer, restrictions on alcohol

Genzyme Spends About $2.7M on Lobbying
Houston Chronicle – United States
2008 AP WASHINGTON — Genzyme Corp. spent about $2.7 million in 2007 to lobby on legislation about Medicaid and Medicare, generic drugs and drug imports.

The total, just for these few companies is…drumroll please..

$24.9 Million

Disgusting..simply and utterly disgusting. Greed rules the world..I am convinced of it.

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I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on February 21, 2008, in bullshit on a stick, lobbying. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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