Where are the choices? Where do the American voters look to for relief from the out of control Congress and the size of the government and the size of the debt? Who do we trust? The Democrats? The GOP? No both of these parties are no longer representing the people. Both of these parties are bought and paid for by the Special interest groups, PACs, Unions, Wall Street, banking, global Corporations are all contributing billions to re-election funds that undermine the people's representation.
I say in 2010 ask who is funding you representative? Look to see where the money is coming from? If the money comes from outside your district then who do you think they will represent if they are re-elected or elected? We need to bring these professional politicians back into line. We will demand that you run on the sweat and money from individual contributions from within your district only.
Now that is change we can believe in!!!
There is the change that you fools believed in. Obama is the biggest crook we have ever had as president, and this Congress should all be recalled and sent to jail.
time for the crooks in washington to go, especially that vote buyer Reid.
What's new? This has been going on for decades. Why do you make it sound like it just started. Look at how big oil, Haliburton, Enron, etc. have done in the past (and that's the tip of the iceberg).
Trying to be trouble-makers again, CNN?
Lobbyists - nothing more than corrupt bribers.
So much for democracy ....
The best government money can buy? You bet!
It is interesting that even to our journalists – the supposed watch dogs of our government – the government's blatant graft and corruption is a joke. Can anyone else spell BANANA REPUBLIC?
The only thing that ever changes is which party gets the take. This year it is the Democrats turn to rake in the $.
When anything comes out of DC that actually is good for the country at large it was accidental.
All the more reason for term limits on ALL politicians, two terms and you're out and with no golden retirement too.
I I want the same MEDICAL INSURANCE that the SENATORs & CONGRESSMEN have, without having to pay out of MY POCKET.
Hope and Change, blah, blah, blah. Now I really want some hope and change – I hope we change out the government in 2010 and 2012!!
That's exactly right. Pop quiz time: What was the last piece of federal legislation passed that helped the American people at the expense of large corporations or the wealthy? I can't think of one, can you? Trickle down economics was the biggest income redistribution scam ever foisted on the American people. And the ignorant masses who ate it up now wonder where the middle class went. Hint: It's doing just fine.... in China. Have a nice day!
P.S. Buy American this Christmas!
If this government is the best money can buy, I want a refund!
Nothing new in this article, Washington has been bought and paid for a million times over.
Why is it so critical to rush this Health Care Legislation through right now, when the people who need it the most THE UNINSURED, won't benefit from it at all until 2013? Why can't they receive immediate benefits?
I am so glad to see the big change Obama brings to Washington not.
I feel like I am at a flea market with all the deals going on without anyone up that cares what we want or say.
The only change I see is how much of the American tax payers dollars can spend and how fast behind closed doors.
Spend our money now and you become richer while we fund your giveaways 2010 is coming and I think you will see change you you get voted out.
I just wished there was a way to sue all of you for mismanagement of our tax dollars.
Merry Christmas you bunch of Criminals or at least you should be the way you act with our money. You sure don't listen to the majority of the people out here.
Lobbyists are on track to spend record amounts despite the economy. Lisa Sylvester reports
Lisa you missed the 'title' of all titles..it should have read
Lobbyists are on track to spend record amounts 'depleting' the economy.
The best that government money can buy isn't saying to much since the value of the American dollar has depreciated .
"Best Government Money Can Buy"...isn't that what China calls America?
It's too bad most of us aren't paying attention. Just look at the results of health care reform and it becomes apparent Congress is no longer working on behalf of our best interests, but of those with the most money. We need to pay attention and get the ones who are bought and paid for out every time we vote. Stay informed people. It's all we have to make the right choices in representation.
Our jobs are disappearing overseas, our taxes are used to pay off gambling debts on Wall Street, and we keep voting the same people into Congress over and over again. Are we crazy?
As a democrat, please shut down the Congressional Casino. Lobbyists who would be restricted in doing business with the government is what I voted for last year. It remains Obama's big lie, he is really their chief benefactor and cheerleader. Ihope they can get paid to go door to door next year because I won't. I say defeat them all.
So instead of tax cuts for the rich we get bribes for the Democrats....so much better putting money in politician’s pockets instead.
At least we finally know for sure that the Democrats are all about pay-to-play politics and selling out to the highest bidder.
Unless you think somehow the lobbyist are bribing the Republican Party despite the fact that they can't control anything....
This is how the government is run. It is not government by the people for the people it's government for corporate business, the people must stand in line..it has really become quite disgusting! However it puts a lot of money in our representatives pockets so I guess it wont change until we the people won.t stand for it anymore...when will that be??????????
And the Dems aren't done spending yet and putting the USA into bankrupcy. IM sure you heard about the BRIBS that reid is handing out to make sure HIS pig of a bill passes. I guess that is how Dems think, sit back and collect your goverment checks/food stamps and hope for more. Just like the senators are doing. Dems are all Slim bags.
This administration is a joke and we all are going to pay dearly for it
This is OLD NEWS.....
The money invested in lobbying should really go against the nations debt....but that's socialism.....and capitalism rules with the laws going to the highest bidder regardless of the AMERICAN true needs.
At least if we are constantly notified of the dollars being spent in the lobbying efforts we can contrast the country laws to the Corporate greed.....and politicians loyalty.....
OH WAIT !!!
We don't have to worry about lobbyists
That was one of the C H A N G E S
It appears we can buy the government but it certainly is not the best.