Tuesday, December 14, 2004

A leader has spoken

South Carolina Senator Fritz Hollings finally showed the courage to tell the truth about the destructive role of lobbyists’ money and their power over Congress. Talking with Mike Wallace of CBS, the senator said that lobbyists are the real lawmakers because they have not only access to senators but “it's all those K Street lawyers now and lobbyists and interests making up the legislation, and they work with staffs and everything else. The bills, and the special interests overwhelm us with submitted legislation”

What do Senators and Congressmen do? They spend their days and nights raising money for the next election. Speechwriters write their speeches, lobbyists craft bills for them and public relations firms do the thinking for them. What a wonderful life it must be to be a senator!

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