Understanding the Nation: “Big Bucks” Lobbying Hurts

NowlanBy Jim Nowlan
Outside Columnist

I have never cared for Washington, D.C. It is all about who you know rather than what you know. And about money. Since members of Congress and their staffers know key people in the political game, they are prized as lobbyists, where they make big bucks.

It also increases the influence of a lobbyist if, because of the wealth of his employer, he can make big campaign contributions to the elected official.     Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.

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