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Lobbying has always been a focus of the Roundtable. From 1998 to 2000, less than a million dollars was spent on lobbying. But, by 2001 after the creation of the Roundtable, more than $1.1 million was spent. For the next five years, the amount of money spent on lobbying increased. In 2006, less than $6.2 million was spent on lobbying. The next two years, more money was spent on lobbying than in 2006: $6,380,000 was spent in 2007, and $7,760,000 was spent in 2008. The next year, according to SourceWatch, the Roundtable spent about $6.9 million on lobbying in Washington, DC with more than $900,000 going to outside lobbying firms. The Center of Responsive Politics showed a continuation of this trend. From 2008 to 2011, an average of about $7.5 million was spent on lobbying each year. A good number of lobbyists representing the Roundtable have been involved in the revolving door between industry and government. Nine of them are part of the revolving door and one is a former congressman.
Originally posted by hoochymama
reply to post by Sergeant Stiletto
To be fair, I have watched MSNBC and the venom flows both ways. I mean all they talk about is how Romney is an idiot (which he is).
News should be unbiased reporters. The way they are all bought is sickening.
edit on 22-9-2012 by hoochymama because: (no reason given)
The Financial Services Roundtable said in a press release that Pawlenty was stepping down from the campaign because the group is a bipartisan organization.
To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.