• 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
  • Corporations Control America w/ Lobbyists, Field McConnell Abel Danger

    Corporations Control America w/ Lobbyists, Field McConnell Abel Danger Is war really nothing more than a profit machine driven by the industrial military complex? How do corporations control the government agencies such as the FDA, EPA, etc. In this series of free videos Field McConnel from Abel Danger discusses corporate influence on government agencies, the media, tv, law & people. Are corporations taking over the country and shifting the world toward globalization? How do corporations use lobbyist to team up and change the laws in USA. Field McConnell has served 4 terms of service to the U.S. military and Marines and has done significant research on the relationship between corporate entities, lobbyists, legislators, the mainstream media and more. Visit the Abel Danger We...

    published: 12 Apr 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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 Lobbyists Pay For Politicians Portraits

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    published: 14 Feb 2009
  • 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
  • What is LOBBYING? What does LOBBYING mean? LOBBYING meaning, definition & explanation

    What is LOBBYING? What does LOBBYING mean? LOBBYING meaning - LOBBYING pronunciation - LOBBYING definition - LOBBYING explanation - How to pronounce LOBBYING? Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Lobbying (also lobby) is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in a government, 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 block of voters within his or her electoral district, or not; they may engage in lo...

    published: 14 Aug 2016
  • Euroballs: The power of lobbyists in Brussels

    In Brussels, about 30,000 people only have one mission - to influence European Commissioners and members of European Parliament in the making of laws. They literally surround European institutions. They are called lobbyists. The European capital harbours around 6,000 different pressure groups, global corporations, unions, NGOs. The Euroballs check out the goals of these lobby groups are and how they operate. ------------------------------- Also check out the other language version of this video: Bulgarian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNGTVzmnNhU ------------------------------- Get more editions of the Euroballs and in less than 3 minutes, learn what is really going on in "Brussels"... at last! Check out our playlist at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtSpQPcNddwFfR13E_AnI0V-z...

    published: 14 Jun 2014
  • Do lobbyists have too much influence? | Made in Germany

    Over 1,000 lobbyists come and go in the German Parliament. Many of them are corporate lobbyists who seek to directly influence policy decisions. How much lobbying is too much lobbying? For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/watchdog-criticizes-lax-anti-lobbying-rules-for-eu-politicians/a-37360781

    published: 15 Mar 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lobbyists in the EU - the puppet masters?

    How lobbyists influence the EU-legislation process. Our guests are: Peter van der Mark, Secretary General ESTA (European Smoking Tobacco Association) Pascoe Sabido, Researcher Corporate Europe Observatory (politicsforpeople.eu) Dr. Hans-Peter Martin Member of the European Parliament, independent, Austria More about our special: dw.de/europe2014

    published: 14 Apr 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • DNC takes Record amount of cash from Corporate lobbyists

    Help us cover the political revolution: http://www.patreon.com/TYTNation "Corporate lobbyists are taking on a larger role in the Democratic Party’s fundraising efforts as it seeks to regain control of Congress, according to documents reviewed by MapLight and International Business Times. The cash infusion comes as House Democrats face pressure to break from their party and support Trump administration initiatives that could benefit the lobbyists’ clients. A filing last week by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) shows four corporate lobbyists raised more than $380,000 for the organization -- the primary campaign arm for Democratic House candidates -- between January and March. The three-month figure is nearly four times as much as the amount lobbyists raised for the DC...

    published: 19 Apr 2017
  • Corporate Lobbyists Buy Elections, Not Russia

    A list came out on the top 50 corporate lobbying influencers and Ron goes on a rant. From GetYourNewsOnWithRon. http://www.ronplacone.com http://www.patreon.com/RonPlacone http://www.twitter.com/RonPlacone http://www.reddit.com/r/GetYourNewsOnWithRon

    published: 05 Feb 2018
  • 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
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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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Corporations Control America w/ Lobbyists, Field McConnell Abel Danger

Corporations Control America w/ Lobbyists, Field McConnell Abel Danger

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Corporations Control America w/ Lobbyists, Field McConnell Abel Danger Is war really nothing more than a profit machine driven by the industrial military complex? How do corporations control the government agencies such as the FDA, EPA, etc. In this series of free videos Field McConnel from Abel Danger discusses corporate influence on government agencies, the media, tv, law & people. Are corporations taking over the country and shifting the world toward globalization? How do corporations use lobbyist to team up and change the laws in USA. Field McConnell has served 4 terms of service to the U.S. military and Marines and has done significant research on the relationship between corporate entities, lobbyists, legislators, the mainstream media and more. Visit the Abel Danger Website at; http://www.AbelDanger.net This video was produced by Psychetruth http://www.youtube.com/psychetruth http://www.twitter.com/psychetruth http://www.facebook.com/psychetruth http://www.myspace.com/psychtruth Music by Scotty B © Copyright 2011 Target Public Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Corporations war military industrial complex run America documentary taking over evil tv people team run world globalization profit control government agencies psychetruth able danger field McConnell
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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What is LOBBYING? What does LOBBYING mean? LOBBYING meaning, definition & explanation

What is LOBBYING? What does LOBBYING mean? LOBBYING meaning, definition & explanation

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What is LOBBYING? What does LOBBYING mean? LOBBYING meaning - LOBBYING pronunciation - LOBBYING definition - LOBBYING explanation - How to pronounce LOBBYING? Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. Lobbying (also lobby) is the act of attempting to influence decisions made by officials in a government, 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 block of voters within his or her 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 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 his/her company, or an activist meeting with his/her legislator in an unpaid capacity). Governments often define and regulate organized group lobbying that has become influential. The ethics and morality of lobbying are dual-edged. Lobbying is often spoken of with contempt, when the implication is that people with inordinate socioeconomic power are corrupting the law (twisting it away from fairness) in order to serve their own interests. When people who have a duty to act on behalf of others, such as elected officials with a duty to serve their constituents' interests or more broadly the public good, can benefit by shaping the law to serve the interests of some private parties a conflict of interest exists. Many critiques of lobbying point to the potential for conflicts of interest to lead to agent misdirection or the intentional failure of an agent with a duty to serve an employer, client, or constituent to perform those duties. The failure of government officials to serve the public interest as a consequence of lobbying by special interests who provide benefits to the official is an example of agent misdirection. In contrast, another side of lobbying is making sure that others' interests are duly defended against others' corruption, or even simply making sure that minority interests are fairly defended against mere tyranny of the majority. For example, a medical association may lobby a legislature about increasing the restrictions in smoking prevention laws, and tobacco companies lobby to reduce them: the first regarding smoking as injurious to health and the second arguing it is part of the freedom of choice.
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Euroballs: The power of lobbyists in Brussels

Euroballs: The power of lobbyists in Brussels

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In Brussels, about 30,000 people only have one mission - to influence European Commissioners and members of European Parliament in the making of laws. They literally surround European institutions. They are called lobbyists. The European capital harbours around 6,000 different pressure groups, global corporations, unions, NGOs. The Euroballs check out the goals of these lobby groups are and how they operate. ------------------------------- Also check out the other language version of this video: Bulgarian: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNGTVzmnNhU ------------------------------- Get more editions of the Euroballs and in less than 3 minutes, learn what is really going on in "Brussels"... at last! Check out our playlist at http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtSpQPcNddwFfR13E_AnI0V-zuLKnCJHI Subscribe to our channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/EuranetPlus -------------------------------
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Do lobbyists have too much influence? | Made in Germany

Do lobbyists have too much influence? | Made in Germany

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Over 1,000 lobbyists come and go in the German Parliament. Many of them are corporate lobbyists who seek to directly influence policy decisions. How much lobbying is too much lobbying? For more go to http://www.dw.com/en/watchdog-criticizes-lax-anti-lobbying-rules-for-eu-politicians/a-37360781
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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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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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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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Lobbyists in the EU -  the puppet masters?

Lobbyists in the EU - the puppet masters?

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How lobbyists influence the EU-legislation process. Our guests are: Peter van der Mark, Secretary General ESTA (European Smoking Tobacco Association) Pascoe Sabido, Researcher Corporate Europe Observatory (politicsforpeople.eu) Dr. Hans-Peter Martin Member of the European Parliament, independent, Austria More about our special: dw.de/europe2014
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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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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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DNC takes Record amount of cash from Corporate lobbyists

DNC takes Record amount of cash from Corporate lobbyists

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Help us cover the political revolution: http://www.patreon.com/TYTNation "Corporate lobbyists are taking on a larger role in the Democratic Party’s fundraising efforts as it seeks to regain control of Congress, according to documents reviewed by MapLight and International Business Times. The cash infusion comes as House Democrats face pressure to break from their party and support Trump administration initiatives that could benefit the lobbyists’ clients. A filing last week by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) shows four corporate lobbyists raised more than $380,000 for the organization -- the primary campaign arm for Democratic House candidates -- between January and March. The three-month figure is nearly four times as much as the amount lobbyists raised for the DCCC during the entire 2016 election cycle. In all, the DCCC reported raising $31 million in the first quarter of 2017." http://www.ibtimes.com/g00/political-capital/corporate-lobbyists-funnel-cash-house-democrats-amid-push-pass-trumps-business?utm_content=buffer8ea10&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer&i10c.referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F Shop at Amazon & support TYT Nation! http://ow.ly/LAKHU Like Our Facebook Page! http://www.Facebook.com/TYTNation Subscribe to our Network Partner: The Young Turks. http://www.youtube.com/theyoungturks http://www.tytnetwork.com
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Corporate Lobbyists Buy Elections, Not Russia

Corporate Lobbyists Buy Elections, Not Russia

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A list came out on the top 50 corporate lobbying influencers and Ron goes on a rant. From GetYourNewsOnWithRon. http://www.ronplacone.com http://www.patreon.com/RonPlacone http://www.twitter.com/RonPlacone http://www.reddit.com/r/GetYourNewsOnWithRon
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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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  • Updated: 22 Apr 2017
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