Lobbyists As The New Celebrities? Cheering On Those Who Abuse The System

from the the-greedconomy dept

In the first half of this decade, the press liked to cheer on those hedge fund bosses, who abused the financial system to great wealth. These days, of course, with the economy in the tank, the press needs to find some other class of system-abusers to cheer on. As Copycense notes, it looks like DC lobbyists may be getting the celebrity treatment these days, similar to the hedge fund batch a few years ago. It's as if the press gleefully looks for those who abuse the system for greed to celebrate. What a shame.

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    Pwdrskir (profile), 5 Oct 2009 @ 5:03am

    70-1

    I’ve seen reports estimating there are 44 lobbyists for each member of congress. That figure is expected to rise to 70 “stimulated” douche bags per greedy politician in the near future. The Ken Burn’s series, The National Parks segment on the Grand Canyon is a perfect metaphor for what is about to happen to the US. We need to prevent those who are willing to destroy us for personal monetary gain.

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