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Unformatted text preview: Distinct lobbyists, government and private lobbyists PRO-not everyone’s lobbyists are equal to each other-earmarks- aren’t debated, discuss, and money is set aside CON-everybody is represented by a lobbyist-3 rd most popular industry in DC-educate representative and be a policy expert-100,000 bills per 2 years-$$$ big deal, cap on individual donations-Political Action Comities have no cap and large donations are made to congressman who they want elected, from large donors-1 st amendment guarantees lobbyists-People: Jackie Abronoff- most popular lobbyists: bribed, high representation, most corrupt, Tony Coelho, Jim Wright, Tom Delay-% of corporate lobbyists-revolving door: working as a staff member gives u inside connections, u can become a lobbyist. Some lobby firms give million dollar jobs after commissioners retire to pass a bill. They then use inside connections to corrupt legal system....
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- Spring '11