We know politicians are bought. Here's who's buying.


by Noah on Oct 1, 2014 | Views: 365 | Score: 6
Lobbying Expenditure For 2013
US Chamber Of Commerce74470000
National Association Of Realtors38584580
Blue Cross / Blue Shield22618980
Northrop Grumman20590000
National Cable & Telecommunications Association19870000
Organizations That Spend The Most On Lobbying
Sources: opensecrets.org
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Noah
Noah on Aug 20, 2014 7:14 AM said:

Buying political influence can be an expensive venture in American politics, and these five organizations know that reality best. The US Chamber of Commerce, a conglomerate representing the interests of more than three million businesses, outspends all other organizations by a mile. At nearly 75 million dollars, they double the lobbying expenditure of the National Association of Realtors.

Adam Edwards
Adam Edwards on Oct 14, 2014 4:43 PM said:

This is a critical issue, but these five are just a sliver of the problem. Look at this problem by industry instead:

https://www.opensecrets.org/l…

kendramayer2017
kendramayer2017 on Oct 15, 2014 5:11 AM said:

Thanks for the link. Open Secrets is a valuable - but somewhat frightening - resource:

savvyroo.com/chart-1206076865…

Adam Edwards
Adam Edwards on Oct 15, 2014 5:13 AM said:

Thanks. Would like to see a chart on ALEC one day, too!

Noah
Noah on Oct 15, 2014 6:11 AM said:

How about these: savvyroo.com/all/alec

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