THERE ARE 26 registered lobbyists for every elected representative in the U.S. Congress and the Senate.

Corporations now spend approximately $3 billion a year on reported lobbying expenditures. Today the biggest companies have upwards of 100 lobbyists representing them, allowing them to be everywhere, all the time.

Yet transparency laws that people believe help combat this system of pay-to-play politics have actually been weaponized against them to further cement corporate control.

Congressional researcher James D’Angelo argues how the Legislative Reorganisation Act of 1970, which opened up politicians voting records, has only helped the corporations and special interests.


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