• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bernie Sanders: Closed door NAFTA renegotiations w/ 500 corporate lobbyists is unacceptable

    Canadians & residents of all ages: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1359 Nov 13th '17: When Donald Trump campaigned for president, he promised that he was going to stop corporations from shipping American jobs to Mexico and other low-wage countries; that he would re-negotiate NAFTA and other trade deals to make them “much better for American workers.” But as we speak, the re-negotiation of NAFTA is being done behind closed doors with 500 corporate lobbyists and executives who are working overtime to protect their interests at the expense of the working people of this country. Unacceptable. https://www.facebook.com/CREDO/videos/10156960182730968/ https://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/

    published: 13 Dec 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
  • 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
  • Judges Bought by Lobbyists, Corporations - Report

    A new report shows how state supreme courts are often times corrupted by money from lobbyists and corporations. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. http://ideas.time.com/2011/10/31/judges-are-for-sale-and-special-interests-are-buying/ Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5i The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: http://www.gplus.to/TheYoungTurks Facebook: Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks

    published: 02 Nov 2011
  • 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
  • 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 Dominate EU Innovation Conference

    Several dozen corporate lobbyists, including representatives of oil companies like Shell and chemicals makers like BASF, were invited to the European parliament on Tuesday as the parliament opened its doors for a conference on innovation. After the obvious failure of the Lisbon Process, which attempted to turn Europe into's the world's most competitive economy by 2010, the EU now is preparing for a major revision of its approach to innovation. A formal commission proposal is expected to appear during 2010. From the EU Parliament website: On 13th and 14th October, the European Parliament will have nothing but innovation on its mind. The conference "Knowledge 4 Innovation Summit" and exhibition will feature workshops and special events that involve students and innovation-mind organisat...

    published: 13 Oct 2009
  • John Edwards - Trial Lawyers and Corporate Lobbyists?

    John Edwards responds to Hillary Clinton's assertion that corporate lobbyists and trial lawyers are identical groups.

    published: 22 Jan 2008
  • A guided tour to expose the corporate lobby behind the EU-US trade talks

    Lobby-watchdogs LobbyControl (Germany) and Corporate Europe Observatory (Brussels) team up for joint guided 'lobby tours' of the Brussels EU quarter with a focus on the ongoing EU-US trade negotiations. This video shows some extracts of one of these tours, where we show concrete examples of how corporate lobbyists are influencing these talks and how the European Commission is giving them privileged access to do so.

    published: 15 May 2014
  • Corporate Lobbyists Pay For Politicians Portraits

    Watch more at http://www.theyoungturks.com

    published: 14 Feb 2009
  • 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
  • Jeb Bush Does Anti-Lobbyist Event Paid For By Lobbyists

    In his speech in Tallahassee, Florida, on Monday denouncing the influence of lobbyists, Jeb Bush neglected to mention one critical detail: The event was organized by a powerful corporate lobbying group that has helped financially support his White House bid... Read More At: http://www.ibtimes.com/election-2016-jeb-bush-speech-denouncing-lobbyists-was-organized-corporate-lobbying-2018550 http://www.ibtimes.com/jeb-bushs-administration-steered-florida-pension-money-george-w-bushs-fundraisers-1880592 Clip from the Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. Check out our website - and become a member - at: http://www.SecularTalkRadio.com Listen to the Live Show or On Demand archive a...

    published: 22 Jul 2015
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Lobby Britain (An Army of Lobbyists in Westminster)(Part-1)

    Do you have your own weapons company? Or perhaps you're an oil tycoon? Do you want to know how to get government to do what you want? Well, if so, this is the film for you. In this program we'll show you how to buy influence in Westminster in just a few easy steps. The first step is to amass an army of lobbyists. There are thousands of corporate lobbyists operating in Westminster, every single day. And all around parliament, there are hundreds of lobbying firms. Many of them conceal the identity of their clients so you can push your agenda, and overwhelm the country's democratic structures, on the sly. Press TV Documentaries http://www.presstvdoc.com/Default/Detail/13496 Don't forget to visit our website for more fascinating documentaries from PressTV: http://www.presstvdoc.com/

    published: 06 Apr 2015
  • The Business of America is Lobbying

    Corporate lobbyists are everywhere in Washington. Of the 100 organizations that spend the most on lobbying, 95 represent business. The largest companies now have upwards of 100 lobbyists representing them. How did American businesses become so invested in politics? And what does all their money buy? In his new book, The Business of America is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate, New America senior fellow Lee Drutman draws on extensive data and original interviews with corporate lobbyists to provide a fascinating and detailed picture of what corporations do in Washington, why it matters, and most importantly, how we can make sure that their presence doesn’t undermine our democracy. Lee Drutman is joined by NPR’s Power, Money and Influence Corre...

    published: 17 Apr 2015
  • 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
  • The Investigators: ALEC - The Backroom Where Laws Are Born

    This is a glimpse into the world of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-funded charity that pays for lawmaker trips to resorts where they leave with ready-to-pass bills. Neither ALEC nor the Georgia legislature would show us where the money comes from, or who it goes to.

    published: 21 May 2015
  • 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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How Corporations Became so Powerful in 6 Minutes

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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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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Bernie Sanders: Closed door NAFTA renegotiations w/ 500 corporate lobbyists is unacceptable

Bernie Sanders: Closed door NAFTA renegotiations w/ 500 corporate lobbyists is unacceptable

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Canadians & residents of all ages: https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1359 Nov 13th '17: When Donald Trump campaigned for president, he promised that he was going to stop corporations from shipping American jobs to Mexico and other low-wage countries; that he would re-negotiate NAFTA and other trade deals to make them “much better for American workers.” But as we speak, the re-negotiation of NAFTA is being done behind closed doors with 500 corporate lobbyists and executives who are working overtime to protect their interests at the expense of the working people of this country. Unacceptable. https://www.facebook.com/CREDO/videos/10156960182730968/ https://www.reddit.com/r/SandersForPresident/
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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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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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Judges Bought by Lobbyists, Corporations - Report

Judges Bought by Lobbyists, Corporations - Report

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A new report shows how state supreme courts are often times corrupted by money from lobbyists and corporations. Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. http://ideas.time.com/2011/10/31/judges-are-for-sale-and-special-interests-are-buying/ Subscribe to The Young Turks: http://bit.ly/eWuu5i The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: http://www.gplus.to/TheYoungTurks Facebook: Twitter: http://twitter.com/theyoungturks
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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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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 Dominate EU Innovation Conference

Corporate Lobbyists Dominate EU Innovation Conference

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Several dozen corporate lobbyists, including representatives of oil companies like Shell and chemicals makers like BASF, were invited to the European parliament on Tuesday as the parliament opened its doors for a conference on innovation. After the obvious failure of the Lisbon Process, which attempted to turn Europe into's the world's most competitive economy by 2010, the EU now is preparing for a major revision of its approach to innovation. A formal commission proposal is expected to appear during 2010. From the EU Parliament website: On 13th and 14th October, the European Parliament will have nothing but innovation on its mind. The conference "Knowledge 4 Innovation Summit" and exhibition will feature workshops and special events that involve students and innovation-mind organisations from all around Europe. Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) is a not-for-profit and independent platform enabling multiple stakeholders of the knowledge and innovation economy to meet and exchange their experiences with the common objective of improving Europes innovation performance. K4I works through the Lisbon Forum which was launched in the European Parliament in December 2008. The Lisbon Forum was designed specifically for policy makers and the business and science communities to effectively introduce their respective agendas and address the most pressing issues concerning Europe's knowledge base economy and society. http://www.knowledge4innovation.eu
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John Edwards - Trial Lawyers and Corporate Lobbyists?

John Edwards - Trial Lawyers and Corporate Lobbyists?

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John Edwards responds to Hillary Clinton's assertion that corporate lobbyists and trial lawyers are identical groups.
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A guided tour to expose the corporate lobby behind the EU-US trade talks

A guided tour to expose the corporate lobby behind the EU-US trade talks

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Lobby-watchdogs LobbyControl (Germany) and Corporate Europe Observatory (Brussels) team up for joint guided 'lobby tours' of the Brussels EU quarter with a focus on the ongoing EU-US trade negotiations. This video shows some extracts of one of these tours, where we show concrete examples of how corporate lobbyists are influencing these talks and how the European Commission is giving them privileged access to do so.
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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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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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Jeb Bush Does Anti-Lobbyist Event Paid For By Lobbyists

Jeb Bush Does Anti-Lobbyist Event Paid For By Lobbyists

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In his speech in Tallahassee, Florida, on Monday denouncing the influence of lobbyists, Jeb Bush neglected to mention one critical detail: The event was organized by a powerful corporate lobbying group that has helped financially support his White House bid... Read More At: http://www.ibtimes.com/election-2016-jeb-bush-speech-denouncing-lobbyists-was-organized-corporate-lobbying-2018550 http://www.ibtimes.com/jeb-bushs-administration-steered-florida-pension-money-george-w-bushs-fundraisers-1880592 Clip from the Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 edition of The Kyle Kulinski Show, which airs live on Blog Talk Radio and Secular Talk Radio monday - friday 4-6pm Eastern. 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: (Bookmark this link to support the show for free!!!) http://www.amazon.com/?tag=seculacom-20
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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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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 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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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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Lobby Britain (An Army of Lobbyists in Westminster)(Part-1)

Lobby Britain (An Army of Lobbyists in Westminster)(Part-1)

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Do you have your own weapons company? Or perhaps you're an oil tycoon? Do you want to know how to get government to do what you want? Well, if so, this is the film for you. In this program we'll show you how to buy influence in Westminster in just a few easy steps. The first step is to amass an army of lobbyists. There are thousands of corporate lobbyists operating in Westminster, every single day. And all around parliament, there are hundreds of lobbying firms. Many of them conceal the identity of their clients so you can push your agenda, and overwhelm the country's democratic structures, on the sly. Press TV Documentaries http://www.presstvdoc.com/Default/Detail/13496 Don't forget to visit our website for more fascinating documentaries from PressTV: http://www.presstvdoc.com/
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The Business of America is Lobbying

The Business of America is Lobbying

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Corporate lobbyists are everywhere in Washington. Of the 100 organizations that spend the most on lobbying, 95 represent business. The largest companies now have upwards of 100 lobbyists representing them. How did American businesses become so invested in politics? And what does all their money buy? In his new book, The Business of America is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate, New America senior fellow Lee Drutman draws on extensive data and original interviews with corporate lobbyists to provide a fascinating and detailed picture of what corporations do in Washington, why it matters, and most importantly, how we can make sure that their presence doesn’t undermine our democracy. Lee Drutman is joined by NPR’s Power, Money and Influence Correspondent Peter Overby to discuss his new book. Follow the discussion online using #PolitiCorp and following @NewAmerica. Participants Lee Drutman Senior Fellow, Political Reform Program, New America Author, The Business of America is Lobbying: How Corporations Became Politicized and Politics Became More Corporate @leedrutman Peter Overby Power, Money, and Influence Correspondent, NPR @peteroverby http://www.newamerica.org/new-america/the-business-of-america-is-lobbying-3/
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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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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
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The Investigators: ALEC - The Backroom Where Laws Are Born

The Investigators: ALEC - The Backroom Where Laws Are Born

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This is a glimpse into the world of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-funded charity that pays for lawmaker trips to resorts where they leave with ready-to-pass bills. Neither ALEC nor the Georgia legislature would show us where the money comes from, or who it goes to.
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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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ALEC Corporate Lobbyists are Already Writing American Laws

ALEC Corporate Lobbyists are Already Writing American Laws

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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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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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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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