• Corporate Lobbying Exposed | MUST SEE! ᴴᴰ

    Boomtown: Fox News Exposes Corporate Cronyism in Big Government. Critics of Fox News, and conservative pundits like Sean Hannity, argue they are merely shills for corporations and the super-rich. Fox News in particular is accused of promoting right-wing talking points to benefit the uber-wealthy and to prevent big businesses from being held accountable. The primetime special "Boomtown" shows that Fox is a media corporation that will call into critical questioning the seedy relationship between big government and the corporate lobby. This actually happens quite often on Fox Business, particularly on the shows hosted by Neil Cavuto and John Stossel, but this special brought attention to the issue on the flagship network. On the Fox show Hannity, the anchor and talk radio host investigated ...

    published: 11 Apr 2013
  • What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?

    A citizen’s right to lobby plays a tremendous role in politics. Yet today lobbying is big business known to have a revolving door with Congress. What is lobbying really about, and can it be fundamentally good? Learn More: Honesty and Ethics Rating of Clergy Slides to New Low http://www.gallup.com/poll/166298/honesty-ethics-rating-clergy-slides-new-low.aspx "Americans' rating of the honesty and ethics of the clergy has fallen to 47%, the first time this rating has dropped below 50% since Gallup first asked about the clergy in 1977." Seven in 10 Americans Say Lobbyists Have Too Much Power http://www.gallup.com/video/147020/Seven-Americans-Say-Lobbyists-Power.aspx "Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that out of a list of 10 U.S. entities, Americans are most likely to say lobbyist...

    published: 14 Aug 2014
  • Who Runs America: How Corporations Became so Powerful in 6 Minutes

    We live in a democracy right? Well kind of. Learn how corporations became so powerful and why they became so interconnected with our government undermining our democratic system. Subscribe To My Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFWz1e3VXKOoJ-E5cep1Eg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thought.Monkey.Community/ Music Credits: Soul ChefBlind Man See https://www.youtube.com/user/soulchefmusic Script: Go to any city, any town, any rest stop in America and you’re bound to find the same old shopping centers with the same stores and the same gas stations and the same fast food as any other city. How did just a few companies gain monopoly over the entire country? You know which companies I’m talking about – the Coca Cola’s, the Shell’s, the Comcasts, you name it. First a litt...

    published: 28 Jan 2017
  • New video : "The corporate lobby tour"

    Sometimes stories in the news can make you wonder who is really pulling the strings. This 10-minute video exposes the role corporate lobby groups have in EU decision-making– who they are, how they get what they want, and how they affect you, and others like you all over Europe, from the food on your plate, to rules for bankers, to the chemicals allowed in everyday products. Watch, learn, and share! For more information read also our Lobby Planet. And get involved!

    published: 13 Nov 2014
  • Trump Just Hired Wall Street Insiders & Corporate Lobbyists

    As Donald Trump finishes his campaign with a promise to break the control of Washington by political insiders, his transition team is preparing to hand his administration over to a cozy clique of corporate lobbyists and Republican power brokers... Read More At: https://theintercept.com/2016/11/08/trump-transition-lobbyists/ http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/13/politics/donald-trump-reince-priebus-white-house-chief-of-staff/ Clip from The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern time zone. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinsk...

    published: 14 Nov 2016
  • Corporate Lobbying is Still Too Influential in the EU

    There is great concern over the amount of influence corporate lobbyists have over EU law, with some even writing the first drafts of EU legislation. Full story at http://www.is4profit.com/small-business-news/20120919-business-interests-grip-on-eu-legislation.html

    published: 20 Sep 2012
  • Your Tax Dollars Are Going to Corporate Lobbyists - The Ring Of Fire

    Spread the word! Like and share this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And subscribe to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! The activities of the American Legislative Exchange Council – or ALEC – are no longer a secret, thanks to the work of people at places like the Center for Media and Democracy. But what most people may not know is that ALEC has been drafting pro-corporate legislation on the taxpayers’ dime. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this with Brendan Fischer, the general counsel at the Center for Media and Democracy. Listen to Ring of Fire on Saturdays from 3pm - 6pm Eastern! Listen live via the Progressive Voices Channel on TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Progressive-Voices-s189055/ Or find a station here: ...

    published: 03 Jun 2015
  • How Lobbyists Secretly Run Washington: The Rich, Money & Influencing Congress, Government (1993)

    Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812923146/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0812923146&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=499e98e3351ef9914747174226366cf8 It is a highly controversial phenomenon, often seen in a negative light by journalists and the American public, and frequently misunderstood. While lobbying is subject to extensive and often complex rules which, if not followed, can lead to penalties including jail, the activity of lobbying has been interpreted by court rulings as free speech and protected by the ...

    published: 22 Mar 2014
  • The Shadow Lobbying Complex: How Corporations Are Hiding Vast Influence, Peddling Efforts

    http://www.democracynow.org - A new exposé in The Nation magazine reveals that much of the lobbying money spent on shaping policy in Washington is going unreported. For the third straight year, the official amount spent by lobbyists has declined, and the number of registered lobbyists is the lowest its been in more than a decade. But these numbers are misleading, says reporter Lee Fang, author of the "The Shadow Lobbying Complex: On paper, influence peddling has declined. In reality, it has gone underground." Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,200+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET at http://www.democracynow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visi...

    published: 21 Feb 2014
  • CEOs And Lobbyists Spend Millions To Get Access To Trump

    Trump’s constant golf outings aren’t just a distraction from work, they are also a great way for people with business before the government to get access to the President. According to a new report, CEOs and lobbyists have spent millions of dollars (money that goes right back to Donald Trump) to become members of his golf resorts, where they lie in wait for the President to arrive so they can “accidentally” get access to him. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains why this is so dangerous.   Link - https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/06/trump-gets-millions-from-golf-members-ceos-and-lobbyists-get-access-to-president.html Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word!...

    published: 09 Sep 2017
  • Corporate Lobbyists Pay For Politicians Portraits

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    published: 14 Feb 2009
  • Corporate Lobbyists Are Drowning House Dems In Cash More Than Ever

    Read More At: http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/corporate-lobbyists-funnel-cash-house-democrats-amid-push-pass-trumps-business Support The Show On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/seculartalk Here's Our Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20 Follow Kyle on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like the show on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Clip from The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern time zone. Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com

    published: 22 Apr 2017
  • How You KNOW Corporate Lobbyists Have Taken Over [Truth&Comedy]

    Lobbying at the federal level is well understood and known, but lobbying at the state level is surging. Lobbyists tend to push forward corporate interests over citizens’ leading them to have an enormous influence on laws. You would be surprised at where certain companies are lobbying and how much influence they have. This and more on Redacted Tonight. Join the ‘Redactivist’ movement online... Subscribe to the Redacted Tonight YouTube channel for more comedy news with saber tooth tiger teeth: http://youtube.com/user/RedactedTonight Find Redacted Tonight on Facebook for source material about our stories and daily updates: http://facebook.com/RedactedTonight Follow us on Twitter for funny, informative info and to participate in our weekly ‘Redactivist’ hashtag: http://twitter.com/Redacted...

    published: 10 Apr 2016
  • Corruption is Legal in America

    Learn more at http://Represent.Us/TheProblem, and go to https://represent.us/TheSolution to see our plan and join the Anti-Corruption Movement. Click on "show more" to view our sources. 1. Gilens and Page, “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” Perspective on Politics, 2014. http://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf 2. Washington Post, “Rich People Rule!” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/08/rich-people-rule/ 3. Washington Post, “Once again, U.S. has most expensive, least effective health care system in survey,” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/06/16/once-again-u-s-has-most-expensive-least...

    published: 30 Apr 2015
  • Corporate Lobbyists Pose As TV 'Experts'

    After a four-month investigation, The Nation magazine has found that in 2007 at least 75 registered lobbyists, public relations representatives and corporate officials have regularly appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, CNBC and Fox Business Network with no disclosure of the corporate interests that had paid them. These people, promoted as experts on the networks, are paid by companies and trade groups to manage their public image and promote their financial and political interests. Many have been regulars on more than one of the cable networks, turning in dozens--and in some cases hundreds--of appearances.

    published: 19 Feb 2010
  • Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at Georgia resort

    Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at Georgia resort An Atlanta TV station just aired one of the best takedowns of the secretive nature of ALEC we've ever seen. http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/investigations/2015/05/21/investigators-legislators-and-corporate-lobbyists-meet-in-secret-at-georgia-resort/27695105/ May 22, 2015: The Georgia Legislature has a message for voters: don’t ask us about our meetings with corporate lobbyists behind closed doors. WXIA Even though Cooley was talking about legislation with Georgia Rep. Ben Harbin and other lawmakers behind closed doors in Savannah, CTIA told the 11Alive Investigators that Cooley was not lobbying under Georgia's legal definition. The money CTIA pays to ALEC is not considered a lobbying expenditure, even if A...

    published: 27 May 2015
  • Corporate Lobbyists and Neo Liberals Love the Idea of President Pence

    published: 19 Aug 2017
  • Corporate lobbying through expert groups

    Why some laws benefit big companies instead of citizens? For some answers, watch in this video how expert groups that help the Commission are mostly dominated by the industry.

    published: 01 Feb 2013
  • How Lobbying Works in Government: Jack Abramoff on Law School, Money, Gifts, Travel, Finance (2011)

    On January 8, 2001, Abramoff left Preston Gates to join the Government Relations division of the Washington, D.C. law firm Greenberg Traurig. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1936488442/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1936488442&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=cb0a7781b44f5bed11c7fc696a46911e It once described him as "directly involved in the Republican party and conservative movement leadership structures" and "one of the leading fund raisers for the party and its congressional candidates". With the move to Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff took as much as $6 million worth of client business from his old firm, including the Marianas Islands account. At Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff recruited a team of lobbyists known familiarly as "Team Abramoff". The...

    published: 11 Jul 2014
  • Democratic Lobbyists Switching To Team Trump

    Fight corporate Democrats at: http://www.justicedemocrats.com Fight money in politics at http://www.wolf-pac.com Corporate lobbyists are never on the side of the people, even when they’re backing Democrats. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join "AFTER PRESIDENT DONALD Trump’s upset election victory, Democratic insiders who worked on Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid weren’t necessarily relegated to the sidelines. Many, in fact, are cashing in as lobbyists — by working to advance Trump’s agenda. Lobbying records show that some Democratic fundraisers, who raised record amounts of campaign cash for Clinton, are now retained by top telecom interests to help repeal the strong net neutr...

    published: 28 Jun 2017
  • "Outsider" Trump Bamboozles Voters, Hires Corporate Lobbyists Within HOURS of Election

    -The American people elected Donald Trump because he was an outsider and not paid off by special interests, yet a team of corporate lobbyists will select his cabinet https://theintercept.com/2016/11/08/trump-transition-lobbyists/ --On the Bonus Show: Anti-Trump protests rage, Obama might push TPP before leaving office, methods for post-election self-care and much more... Support TDPS by clicking (bookmark it too!) this link before shopping on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=thedavpaksho-20 Website: https://www.davidpakman.com Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership David's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman Discuss This on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/ Support Our Sponsors: http://www.influencerbridge.com/davidpakman Facebook: http:...

    published: 11 Nov 2016
  • Lobbyists - Bribery is Legal - Lobbyists & Politicians Keeping Each Other Well Fed

    Lobbyists - Bribery is Legal - Lobbyists and politicians are keeping each other well fed. Lobbying, to most people, looks like bribery — the lobbyist who refuses to contribute to the reelection campaign isn’t going to get a meeting, much less an ally. No member of congress wants to feel bought. What they want to feel is convinced. It’s the lobbyist’s job to make the members of congress 'feel' like they're making the right decision, not just the decision they were paid to make. Lobbying, persuasion, or interest representation is the act of attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of officials in their daily life, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies. Lobbying is done by many types of people, associations and organized groups, including individuals ...

    published: 25 Aug 2017
  • Hobby Lobby: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    With the Supreme Court ruling hinging on the religious rights of Hobby Lobby, John Oliver takes a look at other ways corporations can be more like people. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.lastweektonight.com

    published: 30 Jun 2014
  • The realities of lobbying -- a look beyond the smoke and mirrors | Maria Laptev | TEDxUBIWiltz

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. An insightful talk uncovering some of the myths of the world of lobbying. We are challenged to question whether 'perception is reality' and how and what makes governments act. The talk takes us back 400 years to the first formal use of lobbyists, and pushes us to face the complexity of the 'noise' in today's society. In looking at the work of lobbyists to create, and also go beyond, perceptions, what lessons can we take away for our various professions and our lives in using perception as a helpful and constructive tool? Maria Laptev is a lobbyist, teacher and trainer, and a leader in her field of Public Affairs. She is a recognised expert among professional lobbyists in Brussels and other Europea...

    published: 26 Jun 2014
  • Ontario climate policies cannot be driven by corporate lobbyists

    published: 03 Mar 2016
  • ALEC Corporate Lobbyists are Already Writing American Laws

    ALEC Corporate Lobbyists are Already Writing American Laws

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Our Democracy Has Been Robbed by Corporate Lobbyist

    published: 07 Dec 2013
  • Corporate Lobbyists and Neo Liberals Love the Idea of President Pence

    published: 19 Aug 2017
  • Perez Splits With Ellison, Vows To Keep Corporate/Lobbyist Donations To DNC

    published: 14 Jan 2017
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Corporate Lobbying Exposed | MUST SEE! ᴴᴰ

Corporate Lobbying Exposed | MUST SEE! ᴴᴰ

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Boomtown: Fox News Exposes Corporate Cronyism in Big Government. Critics of Fox News, and conservative pundits like Sean Hannity, argue they are merely shills for corporations and the super-rich. Fox News in particular is accused of promoting right-wing talking points to benefit the uber-wealthy and to prevent big businesses from being held accountable. The primetime special "Boomtown" shows that Fox is a media corporation that will call into critical questioning the seedy relationship between big government and the corporate lobby. This actually happens quite often on Fox Business, particularly on the shows hosted by Neil Cavuto and John Stossel, but this special brought attention to the issue on the flagship network. On the Fox show Hannity, the anchor and talk radio host investigated the outrageous extent that corporate cronyism prevails in the U.S. government. Peter Schweizer, the president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), and Steve Bannon, Breitbart News' Executive Chairman, made a compelling case that corporate fat cats have never had it so good in America, regardless of which party is in charge. Some provocative facts: Every dollar that corporations spent on lobbyists yielded a $220 return, according to a study released in 2004. That is a 22,000% return on investment. 50% of corporations now have an ex-politician on their boards. 30 major corporations spend more on lobbyists than they pay on taxes. Washington D.C. suburbs contain the three richest counties in the United States and 7 of the 10 richest counties. Green energy leader General Electric spends $100,000 every single day to influence and lobby Congress. Half of the Republican members who came to Congress in the famed 1994 "Contract with America" revolution have become lobbyists after leaving Congress. Fox is not the only media corporation to expose such complicity between big government and Wall Street; but it is one of the few media outlets that puts sufficient emphasis on government as the prime mover in the corrupt relationship. It is worth pointing out that the progressive point-of-view that comes through on networks like NBC does not mitigate the problem, but only makes it worse. Without government's power to coerce taxpayers to fund bailouts, pay for corporate and union graft in the form of "stimulus," and subsidize low interest rates and Wall Street booms through monetary inflation, which hurts poor people the most, corporations would be toothless enterprises. They would be forced by the market to offer goods and services at affordable rates or else go bankrupt. Big government is thus the main problem.
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What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?

What Is Lobbying and Can It Be Good?

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A citizen’s right to lobby plays a tremendous role in politics. Yet today lobbying is big business known to have a revolving door with Congress. What is lobbying really about, and can it be fundamentally good? Learn More: Honesty and Ethics Rating of Clergy Slides to New Low http://www.gallup.com/poll/166298/honesty-ethics-rating-clergy-slides-new-low.aspx "Americans' rating of the honesty and ethics of the clergy has fallen to 47%, the first time this rating has dropped below 50% since Gallup first asked about the clergy in 1977." Seven in 10 Americans Say Lobbyists Have Too Much Power http://www.gallup.com/video/147020/Seven-Americans-Say-Lobbyists-Power.aspx "Gallup Editor-in-Chief Frank Newport reveals that out of a list of 10 U.S. entities, Americans are most likely to say lobbyists have too much power and are least likely to say the same about the military." National Conference of State Legislatures http://www.ncsl.org/research/ethics/lobbyist-regulation.aspx Lobbyist Regulation Measuring Rates of Return for Lobbying Expenditures: An Empirical Case Study of Tax Breaks for Multinational Corporations http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1375082 "In this paper we use audited corporate tax disclosures relating to a tax holiday on repatriated earnings created by the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004 to examine the return on lobbying." Lobbying for the Greater Good http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/29/lobbying-for-the-greater-good/ "Earlier this month, scientists reported that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had reached 400 parts per million." For Hire: Lobbyists or the 99% http://publicampaign.org/sites/default/files/ReportTaxDodgerLobbyingDec6.pdf "Amidst a growing federal deficit and widespread economic insecurity for most Americans, some of the largest corporations in the country have avoided paying their fair share in taxes while spending millions to lobby Congress and influence elections." So Who's a Lobbyist http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/opinion/so-whos-a-lobbyist.html?_r=0 Under the federal lobbying law, Newt Gingrich can legitimately claim that he is not a lobbyist. Obama Transition announces rules for lobbyists in Transition http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/obama_transition_announces_rules_for_lobbyists_in_transition/ During a briefing today at the Presidential Transition Team headquarters, Obama Transition Co-Chair John Podesta announced the strictest and most far reaching ethics rules of any transition team in history. Obama slams lobbyists, then hires a lobbyist to help promote Obamacare http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/14/administration-changed-its-tune-hired-lobbying-fir/?page=all "On the campaign trail, President Obama vowed that lobbyists would have no place in his administration, but his health care agency last month gave a half-million-dollar grant to a registered lobbying firm to help enroll people for Obamacare as Affordable Care Act "navigators." W.H. to reverse part of lobbyist ban http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/lobbyist-ban-reversal-white-house-109951.html#.U-o9ap01lZY.twitter "The White House is poised to reverse a key part of its ban on registered lobbyists serving in government." Former White House lawyer defends Obama limits on lobbying, hints at possible changes http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/former-white-house-lawyer-defends-obama-limits-on-lobbying-hints-at-possible-changes/2014/03/23/c84e28da-aeb6-11e3-96dc-d6ea14c099f9_story.html "Before Bob Bauer started his lunchtime speech at a recent conference, his host wanted to make absolutely certain that the former White House counsel knew his audience." Watch More: What Powers Does President Obama Legally Have? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=milg9b0rPLQ&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA Should US Citizenship Be Guaranteed At Birth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qniAcNn8eQE&list=UUgRvm1yLFoaQKhmaTqXk9SA _________________________ TestTube's new daily show is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubedailyshow/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTu
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Who Runs America: How Corporations Became so Powerful in 6 Minutes

Who Runs America: How Corporations Became so Powerful in 6 Minutes

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We live in a democracy right? Well kind of. Learn how corporations became so powerful and why they became so interconnected with our government undermining our democratic system. Subscribe To My Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFWz1e3VXKOoJ-E5cep1Eg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thought.Monkey.Community/ Music Credits: Soul ChefBlind Man See https://www.youtube.com/user/soulchefmusic Script: Go to any city, any town, any rest stop in America and you’re bound to find the same old shopping centers with the same stores and the same gas stations and the same fast food as any other city. How did just a few companies gain monopoly over the entire country? You know which companies I’m talking about – the Coca Cola’s, the Shell’s, the Comcasts, you name it. First a little bit of background about what a corporation is. The word corporation comes from the Latin word corpus which means body of people. In fact in ancient Roman law, corporate entities were recognized and even given protection under the law. Similarly today, by definition a corporation is simply a group of people who have been authorized by law to act as a single legal entity. And while most of the time we use the word corporate negatively, corporations are not innately bad. They can be bad or good just like people. However, over the past 100 years corporations have gained certain legal rights that have allowed them to gain more and more power. Again – some may use their power responsibly for good, while others recklessly for bad. Think Google vs. Exxon-Mobile. Corporations today are super powerful for a number of reasons. First Corporations are allowed to create Political Action Committees or PACs for short, which are basically organizations that pool money from members and donate those funds to campaign for or against candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation. For example AT&T donated nearly $3 million dollars during the 2016 campaign cycle on funding the campaigns of possible representatives they believed would put out legislation in AT&Ts best interest. Second corporations tend to spend a lot of money on lobbying in Washington in the hopes of influencing politicians on a particular issue. For example the oil company Exxon-Mobile has spent over $200 million dollars alone over the past 20 years on lobbying. Just in 2008 the company spent over $29 million dollars in an effort to defeat legislation that addressed climate change. Not only do corporations donate millions of dollars to the politicians they know will act in their best interest, or spend hundreds of millions of dollars on expert influencers to try and get those politicians to sign or block legislation that will help or hurt their companies, but they also employ many “revolvers” or people who were at one time government employees that now work for corporations – strengthening the connection between corporations and government further. Of the 29 registered lobbyists that work for Exxon-Mobile, 22 of them have at one time been government employees. You get the point. Of course Exxon is just one example out of many – I don’t know why I’m ragging on Exxon, but I am – if you happen to be the CEO please don’t come after me, I’m just using you as an example. Anyways the point is corporations and the government is tightly wound up within each other. So how did this happen? Before the late 1800s, corporations were required to be public service organizations and have a stated public purpose. In other words they were a sort of gift from a group of people to serve the public good. They were tightly controlled and very limited due to widespread public opposition. In fact a common misconception is that the Boston Tea Party was a protest between the American Revolutionaries and the King of England, but rather it was a protest by the Americans against the monopolization of the tea market by the East India Company.
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New video : "The corporate lobby tour"

New video : "The corporate lobby tour"

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Sometimes stories in the news can make you wonder who is really pulling the strings. This 10-minute video exposes the role corporate lobby groups have in EU decision-making– who they are, how they get what they want, and how they affect you, and others like you all over Europe, from the food on your plate, to rules for bankers, to the chemicals allowed in everyday products. Watch, learn, and share! For more information read also our Lobby Planet. And get involved!
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Trump Just Hired Wall Street Insiders & Corporate Lobbyists

Trump Just Hired Wall Street Insiders & Corporate Lobbyists

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As Donald Trump finishes his campaign with a promise to break the control of Washington by political insiders, his transition team is preparing to hand his administration over to a cozy clique of corporate lobbyists and Republican power brokers... Read More At: https://theintercept.com/2016/11/08/trump-transition-lobbyists/ http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/13/politics/donald-trump-reince-priebus-white-house-chief-of-staff/ Clip from The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern time zone. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kylekulinski Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kylekulinski Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SecularTalk Friends Of SecularTalk: http://www.facebook.com/beastofreason AMAZON LINK: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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Corporate Lobbying is Still Too Influential in the EU

Corporate Lobbying is Still Too Influential in the EU

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There is great concern over the amount of influence corporate lobbyists have over EU law, with some even writing the first drafts of EU legislation. Full story at http://www.is4profit.com/small-business-news/20120919-business-interests-grip-on-eu-legislation.html
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Your Tax Dollars Are Going to Corporate Lobbyists - The Ring Of Fire

Your Tax Dollars Are Going to Corporate Lobbyists - The Ring Of Fire

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Spread the word! Like and share this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And subscribe to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! The activities of the American Legislative Exchange Council – or ALEC – are no longer a secret, thanks to the work of people at places like the Center for Media and Democracy. But what most people may not know is that ALEC has been drafting pro-corporate legislation on the taxpayers’ dime. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this with Brendan Fischer, the general counsel at the Center for Media and Democracy. Listen to Ring of Fire on Saturdays from 3pm - 6pm Eastern! Listen live via the Progressive Voices Channel on TuneIn: http://tunein.com/radio/Progressive-Voices-s189055/ Or find a station here: http://www.ringoffireradio.com/station/ Watch Ring of Fire every weekday at 8:30pm EST on Free Speech TV! Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/golefttv You can also support us here: http://www.ringoffireradio.com/support/ Your continued support keeps Ring of Fire on the air! Follow more of our stories at http://www.RingofFireRadio.com Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Support us further by shopping on Amazon via our Amazon-Ring of Fire partnership link. A portion of the sales will come back to Ring of Fire at no extra cost to you. Bookmark and follow the link below and continue shopping as usual! Amazon - Ring of Fire partnership link: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=rinoffir-20
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How Lobbyists Secretly Run Washington: The Rich, Money & Influencing Congress, Government (1993)

How Lobbyists Secretly Run Washington: The Rich, Money & Influencing Congress, Government (1993)

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Lobbying in the United States describes paid activity in which special interests hire well-connected professional advocates, often lawyers, to argue for specific legislation in decision-making bodies such as the United States Congress. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812923146/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0812923146&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=499e98e3351ef9914747174226366cf8 It is a highly controversial phenomenon, often seen in a negative light by journalists and the American public, and frequently misunderstood. While lobbying is subject to extensive and often complex rules which, if not followed, can lead to penalties including jail, the activity of lobbying has been interpreted by court rulings as free speech and protected by the US Constitution. Since the 1970s, lobbying activity has grown immensely in terms of the numbers of lobbyists and the size of lobbying budgets, and has become the focus of much criticism of American governance. Since lobbying rules require extensive disclosure, there is a wealth of data in the public sphere about which entities lobby, how, at whom, and for how much. The current pattern suggests much lobbying is done by corporations, although a wide variety of coalitions representing diverse groups is possible. Lobbying happens at every level of government, including federal, state, county, municipal, and even local governments. In Washington, DC, lobbying usually targets congresspersons, although there have been efforts to influence executive agency officials as well as US Supreme Court appointments. It has been the subject of academic inquiry in various fields, including economics, law, and public policy. While lobbyists number of 12,000 people in Washington, DC, those with real clout number in the dozens, and a small group of firms handles much of lobbying in terms of expenditures. As an activity, lobbying takes time to learn, requires skill and sensitivity, depends on deft persuasion, and has much in common with generally non-political activities such as management consulting and public relations. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobbyists Numerous reports chronicle the revolving door phenomenon.[42] A 2011 estimate suggested that nearly 5,400 former congressional staffers had become federal lobbyists over a ten-year period, and 400 lawmakers made a similar jump.[46] It is a "symbiotic relationship" in the sense that lobbying firms can exploit the "experience and connections gleaned from working inside the legislative process", and lawmakers find a "ready pool of experienced talent."[46] There is movement in the other direction as well: one report found that 605 former lobbyists had taken jobs working for lawmakers over a ten-year period.[46] A study by the London School of Economics found 1,113 lobbyists who had formerly worked in lawmakers' offices.[46] The lobbying option is a way for staffers and lawmakers to "cash in on their experience", according to one view.[28] Before the 1980s, staffers and aides worked many years for congresspersons, sometimes decades, and tended to stay in their jobs; now, with the lure of higher-paying lobbying jobs, many would quit their posts after a few years at most to "go downtown."[28] And it is not just staffers, but lawmakers as well, including high-profile ones such as congressperson Richard Gephardt. He represented a "working-class" district in Missouri for many years but after leaving Congress, he became a lobbyist.[80] In 2007, he began his own lobbying firm called "Gephardt Government Affairs Group" and in 2010 it was earning close to $7 million in revenues with clients including Goldman Sachs, Boeing, Visa Inc., Ameren Corporation, and Waste Management Inc..[80] Senators Robert Bennett and Byron Dorgan became lobbyists too.[81] Mississippi governor Haley Barbour became a lobbyist.[82] In 2010, former representative Billy Tauzin earned $11 million running the drug industry's lobbying organization. called the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.[80] Many former representatives earned over $1 million in one year, including James Greenwood and Daniel Glickman. When getting access is difficult, there are ways to wear down the walls surrounding a legislator. Jack Abramoff explained: Access is vital in lobbying. If you can't get in your door, you can't make your case. Here we had a hostile senator, whose staff was hostile, and we had to get in. So that's the lobbyist safe-cracker method: throw fundraisers, raise money, and become a big donor. —Lobbyist Jack Abramoff in 2011 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobbying_in_the_United_States
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The Shadow Lobbying Complex: How Corporations Are Hiding Vast Influence, Peddling Efforts

The Shadow Lobbying Complex: How Corporations Are Hiding Vast Influence, Peddling Efforts

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http://www.democracynow.org - A new exposé in The Nation magazine reveals that much of the lobbying money spent on shaping policy in Washington is going unreported. For the third straight year, the official amount spent by lobbyists has declined, and the number of registered lobbyists is the lowest its been in more than a decade. But these numbers are misleading, says reporter Lee Fang, author of the "The Shadow Lobbying Complex: On paper, influence peddling has declined. In reality, it has gone underground." Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,200+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET at http://www.democracynow.org. Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, visit http://owl.li/ruJ5Q. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DemocracyNow Instagram: http://instagram.com/democracynow Tumblr: http://democracynow.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/democracynow
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CEOs And Lobbyists Spend Millions To Get Access To Trump

CEOs And Lobbyists Spend Millions To Get Access To Trump

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Trump’s constant golf outings aren’t just a distraction from work, they are also a great way for people with business before the government to get access to the President. According to a new report, CEOs and lobbyists have spent millions of dollars (money that goes right back to Donald Trump) to become members of his golf resorts, where they lie in wait for the President to arrive so they can “accidentally” get access to him. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains why this is so dangerous.   Link - https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/06/trump-gets-millions-from-golf-members-ceos-and-lobbyists-get-access-to-president.html Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Donald Trump may be known as a real estate mogul, but every year he's pulling in about $600 million from his golf resorts all around the world. 2015 and 2016, both years, he made about 600 million a piece from all of those golf resorts. Donald Trump obviously since becoming US president has spent one out of every three days at one of his own golf courses just trying to relax, and it's not just that the media noticed. It's not just that the American public is getting annoyed with it, and it's not just that those golf trips have bankrupted the Secret Service. Other people in this country too were starting to pay attention, specifically corporate CEOs with business in front of the government and corporate lobbyists. They understood that if you want to get access to Donald Trump, why not just become a member of his golf clubs? For the last two years, these two groups, lobbyists and corporate CEOs, have been paying millions of dollars a year to become members of these golf resorts because they know that that is the best place they can go if they want unfettered access to the president of the United States. This is all according to a brand new report from USA Today that went through and found 4,500 different people registered with these golf clubs, made contact with them to find out if they have business in front of the federal government, whether they're seeking government contracts or whatever, and a lot of them said yes. A lot of them actually happened to be defense contractors. One of them happens to be a lawyer who's representing Saudi Arabia against an onslaught of terrorism-related lawsuits trying to protect that country and screw over Americans who've been the victims of terror or whose family members were the victims of terrorist attacks here in the United States. Those are the kinds of people who are literally hanging around Donald Trump's golf clubs just to get a few minutes with the president to get in his ear for a few seconds, and say, "Hey, while we're here, let me talk to you about this." It's true that in the past other people, other groups, other presidents have done this with politicians, but the fact that these people are already paying millions of dollars to become exclusive members to Donald Trump's golf resorts and that money is going back into Donald Trump's pocket, that's something that Trump knows, because not just are these people standing there waiting to talk to him. They've already given millions of dollars to be a part of this golf resort. Trump understands that. It's essentially lobbying, you know, campaign donations going under the table, because you're buying a seat at the table where you know Donald Trump's going to come eat eventually. There's nothing technically illegal about it, but it is absolutely disgusting, especially coming from a president who promised us to drain the swamp. He didn't drain anything. All he did was spread the swamp out, because now we've got swampy Mar-a-Lago, his swampy golf course in Virginia, and the swampy one up in New Jersey, so that swamp has extended beyond the White House, as Trump originally told us, and it's now coast to coast, because all you have to have are a few million dollars in your pocket and a little bit of time to kill, but if you play your cards right and pay attention to social media and where the president's going to be, you too could have complete access to the president of the United States, able to tell him anything you want to tell him, as long as you've got the money to be a member of his very exclusive resorts.
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Corporate Lobbyists Pay For Politicians Portraits

Corporate Lobbyists Pay For Politicians Portraits

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Watch more at http://www.theyoungturks.com
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Corporate Lobbyists Are Drowning House Dems In Cash More Than Ever

Corporate Lobbyists Are Drowning House Dems In Cash More Than Ever

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How You KNOW Corporate Lobbyists Have Taken Over [Truth&Comedy]

How You KNOW Corporate Lobbyists Have Taken Over [Truth&Comedy]

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Lobbying at the federal level is well understood and known, but lobbying at the state level is surging. Lobbyists tend to push forward corporate interests over citizens’ leading them to have an enormous influence on laws. You would be surprised at where certain companies are lobbying and how much influence they have. This and more on Redacted Tonight. Join the ‘Redactivist’ movement online... Subscribe to the Redacted Tonight YouTube channel for more comedy news with saber tooth tiger teeth: http://youtube.com/user/RedactedTonight Find Redacted Tonight on Facebook for source material about our stories and daily updates: http://facebook.com/RedactedTonight Follow us on Twitter for funny, informative info and to participate in our weekly ‘Redactivist’ hashtag: http://twitter.com/RedactedTonight Visit Lee Camp’s official site to listen to the ‘Moment of Clarity: The Backstage of Redacted Tonight’ podcast w/ Lee and John F.O’Donnell: http://leecamp.net
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Corruption is Legal in America

Corruption is Legal in America

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Learn more at http://Represent.Us/TheProblem, and go to https://represent.us/TheSolution to see our plan and join the Anti-Corruption Movement. Click on "show more" to view our sources. 1. Gilens and Page, “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” Perspective on Politics, 2014. http://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf 2. Washington Post, “Rich People Rule!” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/08/rich-people-rule/ 3. Washington Post, “Once again, U.S. has most expensive, least effective health care system in survey,” 2014. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/06/16/once-again-u-s-has-most-expensive-least-effective-health-care-system-in-survey/ 4. Forbes Opinion, “The tax code is a hopeless complex, economy-suffocating mess,” 2013. http://www.forbes.com/sites/billfrenzel/2013/04/04/the-tax-code-is-a-hopeless-complex-economy-suffocating-mess/ 5. CNN, “Americans pay more for slower Internet,” 2014. http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/31/technology/internet-speeds/ 6. The Hill, “Sanders requests DOD meeting over wasteful spending,” 2015. http://thehill.com/policy/finance/234578-sanders-requests-meeting-with-dod-chief-about-wasteful-spending 7. CBS News, “Wastebook 2014: Government’s questionable spending,” 2014. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wastebook-2014-sen-coburn-highlights-questionable-wasteful-government-spending/ 8. The Heritage Foundation, Budget Book, 2015. http://www.heritage.org/issues/budget-and-spending/government-waste 9. The Atlantic, “American schools vs. the world: expensive, unequal, bad at math,” 2013. http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2013/12/american-schools-vs-the-world-expensive-unequal-bad-at-math/281983/ 10. CNN Opinion, “War on drugs a trillion-dollar failure,” 2012. http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/06/opinion/branson-end-war-on-drugs/ 11. Feeding America, Child Hunger Fact Sheet, 2014. http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/impact-of-hunger/child-hunger/child-hunger-fact-sheet.html 12. New York Times, “Banks’ lobbyists help in drafting financial bills,” 2014. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/banks-lobbyists-help-in-drafting-financial-bills/?_r=1 13. New York Times, “Wall Street seeks to tuck Dodd-Frank changes in budget bill,” 2014 http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/wall-street-seeks-to-tuck-dodd-frank-changes-in-budget-bill/ 14. Sunlight Foundation, “Fixed Fortunes: Biggest corporate political interests spend billions, get trillions,” 2014. http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2014/11/17/fixed-fortunes-biggest-corporate-political-interests-spend-billions-get-trillions/ 15. Sunlight Foundation, Fixed Fortunes database, 2015. http://influenceexplorer.com/fixed-fortunes/
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Corporate Lobbyists Pose As TV 'Experts'

Corporate Lobbyists Pose As TV 'Experts'

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After a four-month investigation, The Nation magazine has found that in 2007 at least 75 registered lobbyists, public relations representatives and corporate officials have regularly appeared on MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, CNBC and Fox Business Network with no disclosure of the corporate interests that had paid them. These people, promoted as experts on the networks, are paid by companies and trade groups to manage their public image and promote their financial and political interests. Many have been regulars on more than one of the cable networks, turning in dozens--and in some cases hundreds--of appearances.
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Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at Georgia resort

Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at Georgia resort

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Legislators and corporate lobbyists meet in secret at Georgia resort An Atlanta TV station just aired one of the best takedowns of the secretive nature of ALEC we've ever seen. http://www.11alive.com/story/news/local/investigations/2015/05/21/investigators-legislators-and-corporate-lobbyists-meet-in-secret-at-georgia-resort/27695105/ May 22, 2015: The Georgia Legislature has a message for voters: don’t ask us about our meetings with corporate lobbyists behind closed doors. WXIA Even though Cooley was talking about legislation with Georgia Rep. Ben Harbin and other lawmakers behind closed doors in Savannah, CTIA told the 11Alive Investigators that Cooley was not lobbying under Georgia's legal definition. The money CTIA pays to ALEC is not considered a lobbying expenditure, even if ALEC used the same dollars to pay for the food, drink, and hotel for Georgia lawmakers in Georgia. Likewise, Rep. Harbin and the other Georgia legislators are not required to report who paid for the hotel rooms, the meals, or any other expenses. If this happened in Atlanta, and the payments were made by lobbyists, they would be subject to reporting and a $75 limit. The 11Alive Investigators filed half a dozen open records requests with Georgia senators and representatives, asking for receipts and reimbursement records for travel to ALEC events. The legislative counsel, Wayne Allen, responded on Wednesday, "your request is denied." Allen added, "The General Assembly is not subject to the Georgia Open Records law." That's right, lawmakers exempted themselves from a law they passed to make Georgia government more transparent. But that doesn't stop some lawmakers from talking about the perks to complete strangers in the hotel bar. *Fair Use* Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
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Corporate Lobbyists and Neo Liberals Love the Idea of President Pence

Corporate Lobbyists and Neo Liberals Love the Idea of President Pence

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Corporate lobbying through expert groups

Corporate lobbying through expert groups

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Why some laws benefit big companies instead of citizens? For some answers, watch in this video how expert groups that help the Commission are mostly dominated by the industry.
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How Lobbying Works in Government: Jack Abramoff on Law School, Money, Gifts, Travel, Finance (2011)

How Lobbying Works in Government: Jack Abramoff on Law School, Money, Gifts, Travel, Finance (2011)

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On January 8, 2001, Abramoff left Preston Gates to join the Government Relations division of the Washington, D.C. law firm Greenberg Traurig. About the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1936488442/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1936488442&linkCode=as2&tag=tra0c7-20&linkId=cb0a7781b44f5bed11c7fc696a46911e It once described him as "directly involved in the Republican party and conservative movement leadership structures" and "one of the leading fund raisers for the party and its congressional candidates". With the move to Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff took as much as $6 million worth of client business from his old firm, including the Marianas Islands account. At Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff recruited a team of lobbyists known familiarly as "Team Abramoff". The team included many of his former employees from Preston Gates and former senior staffers of members of Congress. Around the time he joined Greenberg Traurig, Abramoff's choice of lobbying clients changed to focus much more on Native American tribes. While Abramoff was a registered lobbyist for 51 clients while working at Preston Gates, with only four being tribes, Abramoff would eventually represent 24 clients for whom he was registered lobbyist at Greenberg Traurig, of which seven were tribes. Former White House Deputy Counsel Timothy Flanigan left his job in December 2002 to work as General Counsel for Corporate and International Law at Tyco International. He immediately hired Abramoff to lobby Congress and the White House on matters relating to Tyco's Bermuda tax-exempt status.[46] Flanigan stated to the Senate Judiciary Committee that Abramoff "bragged" that he could help Tyco avoid tax liability aimed at offshore companies because he "had good relationships with members of Congress".[47] Tyco Inc. claimed in August 2005 that Abramoff had been paid $1.7 million for "astroturfing", or the creation of a fake "grassroots" campaign to oppose proposals to penalize US corporations registered abroad for tax reasons. The work allegedly was never performed, and most of the fee Tyco paid Abramoff to lobby against the legislation was "diverted to entities controlled by Mr. Abramoff". Abramoff's team represented the government of Malaysia, and worked toward improving Malaysian relations with the United States, particularly with trade relations.[48] Abramoff also met with the government of Sudan, offering a plan to deflect criticism from American Christian groups over the regime's alleged role in the Darfur conflict. Abramoff promised to enlist Reed to assist, as well as starting a grassroots campaign to improve the image of Sudan in America. Abramoff maintained four skyboxes at major sports arenas for political entertaining at a cost of over $1 million a year. Abramoff hosted many fundraisers at these skyboxes including events for politicians publicly opposed to gambling, such as John Doolittle.[53] Then Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member and current Chairman Max Baucus returned $18,892 in contributions that his office found to be connected to Abramoff. Included in the returned donations was an estimated $1,892 that was never reported for Baucus' use of Abramoff's skybox at a professional sports arena and concert venue in downtown Washington in 2001.[54] Abramoff also was co-owner of Signatures Restaurant, a high-end Washington establishment which he used to reward friends and associates. His fellow lobbyist Kevin A. Ring treated Justice Department official Robert E. Coughlin to free tickets to the skyboxes and took him out to Signatures multiple times in exchange for favors.[55] The restaurant, once thriving, was closed once investigations closed in on Abramoff. DeLay, Ney and Florida Republican Representative Tom Feeney have each gone on golf trips to Scotland that were apparently arranged or funded by Abramoff. These trips took place in 2000, 2002 and 2003. Ney and Feeney each claimed that their trips were paid for by the National Center for Public Policy Research, but the group denied this. Spokespeople for Ney and Feeney blamed others for filing errors. Ney later pleaded guilty to knowing that Abramoff had paid for the trip. A former top procurement official in the Bush administration, David H. Safavian, has been convicted of lying and obstruction of justice in connection with the Abramoff investigation. Safavian, who traveled to Scotland with Reed and Ney on a golf outing arranged by Abramoff, was accused of concealing from federal investigators information about Abramoff's plans to do business with the General Services Administration at the time of the golf trip — in particular, seeking help finding property for his private religious school, Eshkol Academy, and for one of his tribal clients. Safavian was then GSA chief of staff. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Abramoff
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Democratic Lobbyists Switching To Team Trump

Democratic Lobbyists Switching To Team Trump

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Fight corporate Democrats at: http://www.justicedemocrats.com Fight money in politics at http://www.wolf-pac.com Corporate lobbyists are never on the side of the people, even when they’re backing Democrats. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://www.tytnetwork.com/join "AFTER PRESIDENT DONALD Trump’s upset election victory, Democratic insiders who worked on Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid weren’t necessarily relegated to the sidelines. Many, in fact, are cashing in as lobbyists — by working to advance Trump’s agenda. Lobbying records show that some Democratic fundraisers, who raised record amounts of campaign cash for Clinton, are now retained by top telecom interests to help repeal the strong net neutrality protections established during the Obama administration. Others are working on behalf of for-profit prisons on detention issues, while others still are paid to help corporate interests pushing alongside Trump to weaken financial regulations. At least one prominent Clinton backer is working for a health insurance company on a provision that was included in the House Republican bill to gut the Affordable Care Act.”* Read more here: https://theintercept.com/2017/06/23/democratic-lobbyists-donald-trump-mottur-podesta-comcast-prudential/ Hosts: Cenk Uygur Cast: Cenk Uygur *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. http://www.tytnetwork.com/live Subscribe to The Young Turks on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=theyoungturks Like The Young Turks on Facebook: http://facebook.com/theyoungturks Follow The Young Turks on Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks Buy TYT Merch: http://www.shoptyt.com Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at http://www.tytnetwork.com/join/. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.(American Heritage Dictionary)
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"Outsider" Trump Bamboozles Voters, Hires Corporate Lobbyists Within HOURS of Election

"Outsider" Trump Bamboozles Voters, Hires Corporate Lobbyists Within HOURS of Election

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-The American people elected Donald Trump because he was an outsider and not paid off by special interests, yet a team of corporate lobbyists will select his cabinet https://theintercept.com/2016/11/08/trump-transition-lobbyists/ --On the Bonus Show: Anti-Trump protests rage, Obama might push TPP before leaving office, methods for post-election self-care and much more... Support TDPS by clicking (bookmark it too!) this link before shopping on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/?tag=thedavpaksho-20 Website: https://www.davidpakman.com Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership David's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/david.pakman Discuss This on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/thedavidpakmanshow/ Support Our Sponsors: http://www.influencerbridge.com/davidpakman Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/davidpakmanshow TDPS Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/davidpakmanshow David's Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/dpakman TDPS Gear: http://www.davidpakman.com/gear 24/7 Voicemail Line: (219)-2DAVIDP Subscribe to The David Pakman Show for more: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=midweekpolitics Timely news is important! We upload new clips every day, 6-8 stories! Make sure to subscribe! Broadcast on November 10, 2016
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Lobbyists - Bribery is Legal - Lobbyists & Politicians Keeping Each Other Well Fed

Lobbyists - Bribery is Legal - Lobbyists & Politicians Keeping Each Other Well Fed

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Lobbyists - Bribery is Legal - Lobbyists and politicians are keeping each other well fed. Lobbying, to most people, looks like bribery — the lobbyist who refuses to contribute to the reelection campaign isn’t going to get a meeting, much less an ally. No member of congress wants to feel bought. What they want to feel is convinced. It’s the lobbyist’s job to make the members of congress 'feel' like they're making the right decision, not just the decision they were paid to make. Lobbying, persuasion, or interest representation is the act of attempting to influence the actions, policies, or decisions of officials in their daily life, most often legislators or members of regulatory agencies. Lobbying is done by many types of people, associations and organized groups, including individuals in the private sector, corporations, fellow legislators or government officials, or advocacy groups (interest groups). Lobbyists may be among a legislator's constituencies, meaning a voter or bloc of voters within their electoral district, or not; they may engage in lobbying as a business, or not. Professional lobbyists are people whose business is trying to influence legislation, regulation, or other government decisions, actions, or policies on behalf of a group or individual who hires them. Individuals and nonprofit organizations can also lobby as an act of volunteering or as a small part of their normal job (for instance, a CEO meeting with a representative about a project important to their company, or an activist meeting with their legislator in an unpaid capacity). Governments often define and regulate organized group lobbying that has become influential. Subscribe to this channel - http://www.youtube.com/c/ProperGander Proper Gander on Minds.com - http://www.minds.com/Joelsee Join Minds.com today: https://www.minds.com/register;referrer=Joelsee Proper Gander on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/aProperGander PayPal donations welcome. Click here: http://goo.gl/FxXWYQ How Corporate Lobbyists Conquered American Democracy - https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/04/how-corporate-lobbyists-conquered-american-democracy/390822/ Is Lobbying Good or Bad? - https://represent.us/action/is-lobbying-good-or-bad/ Transparency and the Lobby Problem - https://gladstone2016.com/transparency-lobby-problem/ The Lobbying Problem and How We Can Fix It - http://lastresistance.com/the-lobbying-problem-and-how-we-can-fix-it/ Corporate Lobbying: Bad for Business, Bad for America - http://www.nationalreview.com/article/421664/corporate-lobbying-ultimate-tragedy-commons-lee-drutman Influence & Lobbying - https://www.opensecrets.org/influence/ Lobbying wiki - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobbying Lobbying: The Scourge of Good Government - http://fixcapitalism.com/lobbying-the-scourge-of-good-government/ What is shadow lobbying? How influence peddlers shape policy in the dark - https://sunlightfoundation.com/2016/04/19/what-is-shadow-lobbying-how-influence-peddlers-shape-policy-in-the-dark/ The American lobbying industry is completely out of control - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/15/shine-light-on-lobbyists-far-reaching-influence-over-us-politics/ Lobbyists Explained - http://people.howstuffworks.com/lobbying.htm Lobbyist Documentary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2fhlr7tob8 Lobbyists in America - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobbying_in_the_United_States 5 Crazy Facts About Lobbyists - End corruption. Defend the Republic - https://represent.us/action/5-facts-lobbyists/
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Hobby Lobby: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Hobby Lobby: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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With the Supreme Court ruling hinging on the religious rights of Hobby Lobby, John Oliver takes a look at other ways corporations can be more like people. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.lastweektonight.com
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The realities of lobbying -- a look beyond the smoke and mirrors | Maria Laptev | TEDxUBIWiltz

The realities of lobbying -- a look beyond the smoke and mirrors | Maria Laptev | TEDxUBIWiltz

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. An insightful talk uncovering some of the myths of the world of lobbying. We are challenged to question whether 'perception is reality' and how and what makes governments act. The talk takes us back 400 years to the first formal use of lobbyists, and pushes us to face the complexity of the 'noise' in today's society. In looking at the work of lobbyists to create, and also go beyond, perceptions, what lessons can we take away for our various professions and our lives in using perception as a helpful and constructive tool? Maria Laptev is a lobbyist, teacher and trainer, and a leader in her field of Public Affairs. She is a recognised expert among professional lobbyists in Brussels and other European capitals. Few people have the depth of experience which Maria has cultivated in her over thirty years working for some of the largest global public affairs agencies on international campaigns with corporations, non governmental organisations and business associations as well as on single issue topics covering many sectors. She is a professor at United Business Institutes in Brussels where her students commonly remark on her passion, candour and thoughtfulness in her teaching. She has also taught in Vietnam, Croatia and Serbia and various countries in Western Europe. She is Executive Director to the European Centre for Public Affairs (the ECPA), a Brussels based think tank/platform for Public Affairs affairs excellence and best practice with a focus on training and skills development. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Ontario climate policies cannot be driven by corporate lobbyists

Ontario climate policies cannot be driven by corporate lobbyists

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  • Updated: 03 Mar 2016
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ALEC Corporate Lobbyists are Already Writing American Laws

ALEC Corporate Lobbyists are Already Writing American Laws

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
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ALEC Corporate Lobbyists are Already Writing American Laws
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Our Democracy Has Been Robbed by Corporate Lobbyist

Our Democracy Has Been Robbed by Corporate Lobbyist

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  • Updated: 07 Dec 2013
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Corporate Lobbyists and Neo Liberals Love the Idea of President Pence

Corporate Lobbyists and Neo Liberals Love the Idea of President Pence

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  • Updated: 19 Aug 2017
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Perez Splits With Ellison, Vows To Keep Corporate/Lobbyist Donations To DNC

Perez Splits With Ellison, Vows To Keep Corporate/Lobbyist Donations To DNC

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  • Updated: 14 Jan 2017
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