January 23, 2010

Thanks Again Obama - Elite Lobbying Firms Had A Banner 2009

It's hard to believe that President Obama could have a worse political week than last week, but I'm willing to do my part to help out pointing out more hypocrisy and phony or blown promises. Maybe this meme can catch fire...

Remember this? Pay particular attention to the content between 2:53 to 4:30.

Well, not so much. The critical analysis of this speech could go on for days. The number of broken promises number...more than one.  I didn't count.  But in order to stay focused on lob bying, I'll leave the rest alone for now.  Did the President keep his word on lobbyists?  It's hard to say for sure - there's been some missing transparency that hinders a proper assessment.  But clearly, it was a good year for lobbyists in 2009.  That doesn't make it seem like there has been a crackdown on lobbyists since that speech.  Roll Call has the story:
K Street’s top 25 firms cashed in on the aggressive legislative agenda unleashed by the new president and bigger Democratic majorities in Congress in 2009 to post double-digit growth of about 10 percent over the previous year.

Despite economic uncertainty and the promise by the Obama administration to clamp down on the influence industry, the majority of top lobbying firms posted higher numbers in 2009, with 11 firms showing dramatic growth.
Thanks for another broken promise Mr. President. Maybe you could put the lobbyists on C-SPAN too. Wait, what?

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