The most money wins!

Posted: 7/15/2006 by Floyd in Labels:

John A. Boehner still catering to the lobbists in Washington, Mr. Boehner's biggest donors include the political action committees of lobbying firms, drug and cigarette makers, banks, health insurers, oil companies and military contractors. Seven American Indian tribes with casinos have contributed $32,000.
Hey I thought after the DeLay factor and Jack Abramoff we were going to try and cut down the big lobby in Washington, but it looks as though it is business as usual for our Congress I guess the one with the most money wins. Back in March the post put out an article called Lobbyists Foresee Business As Usual, and it looks like they were correct on that assumption.
I found the Boehner article in the Times today and thought I would put together something on the part of our Congress and how it is business as usual for the lobby, these representatives were elected on our behalf to represent us in Washington, however I do believe we have missed something on the way. Well to put in simple terms take Net Neutrality and how Verizon, Comcast and AT&T among others have been pouring money into lobbying to control how the internet works and don't tell me they have nothing to gain they would not be giving Congress money if there was nothing in it for them, over at Save The Internet there are over one million of our signatures but do our leaders care?
Well you know the answer as well as I do and the only thing we can do is to vote in November and make our voices heard, but again if you have not signed the petition go over to Save The Internet and sign. This is but one example of our elected officials not listening to us who elected them, the lobby is very powerful in Washington with lots of money to throw around and it would do our representatives good to know who put them in office to begin with.