Tag Archives: center for responsive politics

Lobbying: Statistics and Trends, especially Defense

Center for Responsive Politics  OpenSecrets.org Editor’s Note: A good website to know about.  A lot of data on lobbying available.   Lobbying Database   In addition to campaign contributions to elected officials and candidates, companies, labor unions, and other organizations spend billions of dollars each year to lobby Congress and federal agencies. Some special interests […]

Bill McKibben> Payola for the most Profitable Corporations in History> And Why Taxpayers Shouldn’t Stand for It Any More

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, How You Subsidize the Energy Giants to Wreck the Planet Posted by Bill McKibben at 9:20am, April 5, 2012. Just in case you’re running for national office, here are a few basic stats to orient you when you hit Washington (thanks to the invaluable Open Secrets website of the Center for Responsive Politics).  In 2011, the […]

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Buying Congress in 2012> Armed With Naïvete Time to Stop Being Cynical About Corporate Money in Politics and Start Being Angry

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, Buying Congress in 2012 Posted by Bill McKibben at 9:47AM, January 05, 2012. Tom Dispatch Startling numbers of Americans are “underwater” — homeowners and students alike — and so, for that matter, is Congress, even if in quite a different way.  In these last years, it’s been flooded with money.  Millionaires, including at least 10 centimillionaires, now make up nearly […]