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Lobbyist Payments Summary
by Vaughn Aubuchon

HERE is a list of the top "Lobbyist Payments" in the U.S., paid to congressmen for the purpose of influencing United States government policies. By nature, all lobbyist payments are unethical, but that is how the US government works.

Rich US special interest groups form Political Action Committees (PACS), to get their way, by paying off the congressmen. Money controls all.

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U.S. Congressional Graft
(Political Action)

Total Representatives

435

Total Senators

100

Total Congressmen

535

2002 Total Lobbyist Payments

$1,550,222,230

Annual Amount of Bribes Paid
to EACH Congressman in 2002

$ 2,897,611

In this country, you must pay your way. He who pays the most, gets his way.
The best government money can buy.
We are no longer a democracy. Corporate rule is the very definition of Facism - industry controls the government.


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Lobbyist Payment Sources Summary

by descending major category

2002 Major Contributions (millions of $)
The Bribers
(Who's paying money to the
government to get their way?)
Category Totals (millions of $)

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Finance, Insurance & Real Estate

227,585,638

Accountants

25,815,440

Commercial Banks

Credit Unions

Finance / Credit Companies

86,975,440

Insurance

37,833,009

Real Estate

-- Mortgage Bankers & Brokers

Savings & Loans

37,154,550

Securities & Investment

-- Venture Capital

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Misc. Business

224,020,183

Beer, Wine & Liquor

68,419,353

Business Associations, including the DMA

13,510,090

Business Services

13,411,053

Casinos / Gambling

-- Indian Gaming

29,920,358

Chemical & Related Manufacturing

Food & Beverage

-- Restaurants & Drinking Establishments

Lodging / Tourism

45,778,595

Misc Manufacturing & Distributing

-- Clothing Manufacturing

Miscellaneous Services

-- Funeral Services

-- Advertising / Public Relations

Recreation/ Live Entertainment

-- Professional Sports, Arenas & Related Equip. & Services

12,108,768

Retail Sales

Steel Production

Textiles

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Health

209,465,591

48,223,004

Health Professionals

-- Chiropractors

-- Dentists

-- Nurses

Health Services/HMOs

40,051,037

Hospitals & Nursing Homes

96,773,866

Pharmaceuticals / Health Products

-- Medical Supplies

-- Nutritional & Dietary Supplements

-- Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

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Communications / Electronics

200,872,497

56,766,274

Computers/ Internet

-- Computer Software

Printing & Publishing

-- Books, Magazines & Newspapers

35,906,197

Telecom Services & Equipment

42,838,165

Telephone Utilities

29,498,825

TV / Movies / Music

-- Cable & Satellite TV Production & Distribution

-- Commercial TV & Radio Stations

-- Motion Picture Production & Distribution

-- Recorded Music & Music Production

-- TV Production & Distribution

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Energy & Natural Resources

159,097,819

Alternative Energy Production & Services

78,143,861

Electric Utilities

Mining

-- Coal Mining

50,051,366

Oil & Gas

-- Natural Gas Pipelines

Waste Management

90

280 - 450

80

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Transportation

137,561,387

46,020,819

Air Transport

-- Airlines

36,803,958

Automotive

-- Auto Manufacturers

-- Car Dealers

-- Car Dealers, Japanese

23,506,483

Railroads

Sea Transport

Trucking

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Other

102,524,183

38,870,950

Civil Servants / Public Officials

Clergy & Religious Organizations

44,569,333

Education

Non-profits, Foundations & Philanthropists

Retired

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Ideological / Single-Issue

84,876,808

Abortion Policy/ Pro-Choice

Abortion Policy/ Pro-Life

Democratic/ Liberal

6,797,000

Environment

6,018,947

Foreign & Defense Policy

Gun Control

6,680,759

Gun Rights

14,286,766

Human Rights

41,294,326

Misc. Issues

Pro-Israel

6,024,761

Republican / Conservative

Women's Issues

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Agribusiness

77,662,798

18,687,038

Agricultural Services & Products

9,262,457

Crop Production & Basic Processing

-- Vegetables & Fruits

-- Sugar Cane & Sugar Beets

Dairy

12,059,241

Food Processing & Sales

-- Food Products Manufacturing

-- Food Stores

-- Meat processing & products

12,223,410

Forestry & Forest Products

Livestock

Poultry & Eggs

20,255,525

Tobacco

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Defense

60,080,515

27,790,089

Defense Aerospace

Defense Electronics

Miscellaneous Defense

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Labor

27,213,962

Building Trade Unions

6,190,661

-- Industrial Unions

Misc Unions

6,799,122

Public Sector Unions

-- Postal Unions

-- Teachers Unions

8,821,431

Transportation Unions

Air Transport Unions

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Construction

23,015,349

7,523,028

Building Materials & Equipment

7,398,021

Construction Services

-- Architectural Services

General Contractors

Home Builders

Special Trade Contractors

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Lawyers & Lobbyists

16,245,500

12,002,500

Lawyers / Law Firms

Lobbyists

Here's a billion five ... have lunch on me ...$1,550,222,230

In 2009,
there were over 12,500 lobbyists.
Current annual lobbying payments
are about $3.30 Billion.
This averages
$6.1 Million
for
every single lawmaker.
(source:
www.opensecrets.org -
See for all the detailed data)
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In 2012,
here are the
TOP 20 PAC contributors.




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