Thursday, September 30, 2010

Let's Take Back Our Government

Per government reporting figures collected by the Center for Responsive Politics, from 1998 to 2010 (through July 26, 2010) a total of $28,572,805,552 ($28.58 billion) has been spent on lobbying at the Federal government level.

$23,873,803,363 ($23.87 billion, which is 83.5% of all lobbying) of that was by corporations.

$417,436,640 ($0.42 billion, which is 1.5% of all lobbying) came from labor unions.

(The remaining $4.7 billion, 16.,4%, came from sources which are not easily characterized as to goals or economic interests.)

If that money was paid in $100 dollar bills, over those 12 ½ years, corporations have pushed over a 163.2 mile high pile of $100 dollar bills, 57 times as high as the 2.9 mile high pile supplied by unions


  1. We are all slaves, bow down to the master's of the RICH and thank God you may live another day! You owe your soul to these God's the gang of 9!