Shocker out of the Nation's Capital

by Russ Roberts on March 19, 2006

in Politics

Somehow, this story from today’s Washington Post made the front page, above the fold:

Lobbyists Foresee Business As Usual

Some of Washington’s top lobbyists say that they expect to find ways
around congressional efforts to impose new restrictions on lobbyists’
dealings with lawmakers in the wake of the Jack Abramoff corruption
scandal, and that any limits will barely put a dent in the billions of
dollars spent to influence legislation.

I am so surprised.

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Alex March 19, 2006 at 5:39 pm

The real shocker from the nation's capital:

George Mason University 65
University of North Carolina 60

Go GMU!

Up Next: Shockers of Wichita State

William March 19, 2006 at 6:03 pm

I was pretty astounded, too.

http://amateureconblog.blogspot.com/ March 20, 2006 at 6:53 am

I'm convinced the only way to solve this problem is to make government smaller and less powerful. Then there will be less energy directed towards controlling it. Everything else is just treating the symptoms imho.

save_the_rustbelt March 20, 2006 at 8:49 am

I guess we should have elected some conservatives to the White House and Congress.

Publius March 20, 2006 at 11:15 pm

People seem to forget that Abramoff gave money to Democrats too. The problem isn’t that we have too many lobbyists; it’s that we don’t have enough. If PETA gives $1,000 to a candidate then we need KFC to give $1,000 too that way both sides get equal representation and the politician can vote for what’s right and not by who gave them the most money.

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