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3 Responses to “ROI of Corporate Lobbying”

  1. Petey Wheatstraw says:

    Our government isn’t only a whore, it’s a cheap whore.

    Then again, if our government is truly a reflection of our citizenry, we have some very serious mental/emotional/behavioral issues. We already attributed the decline of gun violence in our society to the lead being taken out of gasoline. WTF is causing us to support our own fleecing? Fluoride?

    • VennData says:

      PW asks “…WTF is causing us to support our own fleecing?”

      In zero sum games, you must put more in. So the Hedge Funds and Rick Perry can scream about how ineffective Bernanke’s policies are, but they are happy to allow more money into the political process because “money is speech.”

      It’s like pre-existing conditions, if one insurance company starts to not accept them, they all will, unless you force them to stop.

      We are not fleecing ourselves, the GOP is fleecing you.

  2. victor says:

    According to FactCheck.org, A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center:

    http://www.factcheck.org/2008/02/oil-and-gas-company-tax-breaks/

    “H.R. 6, the 2005 energy bill contained $14.3 billion in subsidies for energy companies. However, as we’ve reported numerous times, a vast majority of those subsidies (all but $2.8 billion) were for nuclear power, energy-efficient cars and buildings, and renewable fuels research. In addition, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, the tax changes in the 2005 energy bill produced a net tax increase for the oil and gas companies, as we’ve reported time and time and time again. They did get some breaks, but they had more taken away”.

    Subsequent Congresses simply continued the subsidies. BTW: the $20Billion subsidy is calculated over 20 years.