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How do you feel about Lobbyist owning your party?

WASHINGTON — In the official record of the historic House debate on overhauling health care, the speeches of many lawmakers echo with similarities. Often, that was no accident.
Statements by more than a dozen lawmakers were ghostwritten, in whole or in part, by Washington lobbyists working for Genentech, one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies.

E-mail messages obtained by The New York Times show that the lobbyists drafted one statement for Democrats and another for Republicans.
The lobbyists, employed by Genentech and by two Washington law firms, were remarkably successful in getting the statements printed in the Congressional Record under the names of different members of Congress.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/15/us/politics/15health.html?_r=1

And I mean BOTH

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 9:34 PM on Nov. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • What happened to your avatar? Yours are usually cute!
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:39 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • One of the primary reasons I refuse to align with a 'single' party. They are BOTH the same. They are BOTH corrupt. What sucks is the amount of $$ they have spent in taxpayers money in the last year!!!  Compliments of lobbyists. If this is a foreshadowing of what is yet to come... We are doomed financialy in this nation. Why people sheepishly follow a "party" is beyond me. I am a Fiscal Conservative American. What party is that? Ohh yea, it doesn't exist in 2009.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:40 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • What happened to your avatar? Yours are usually cute!


    Thanks but  After having my kids attacked one too many times I took them down.

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:42 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • Thanks but After having my kids attacked one too many times I took them down.


    Thats a shame.


    As for the OQ.  the BILL is what I have a problem with and the contents there in. And no I wont list them again as they have been listed ad nauseum.  I dont care about pretty speeches.  As Obama himself has proven, pretty speeches amount to a big o pile of BS. 

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 9:48 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • Disgusted. With the whole lot of them.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 9:48 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • Ugh. That story makes me want to take some aggression out on the azzholes running this country.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:52 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • I think lobbying should be illegal all together
    PsychMommie

    Answer by PsychMommie at 9:54 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • Thanks but  After having my kids attacked one too many times I took them down.

    ******
    Effing ridiculous
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 9:55 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • I think lobbying should be illegal all together


     I think corporate lobbying should be made illegal.....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:55 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • Thanks but After having my kids attacked one too many times I took them down.

    ******
    Effing ridiculous

    I know, I have actually been thinking of deleting my profile...But I can't live without my Lost group!! lol
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:56 PM on Nov. 15, 2009

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