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GM is lobbying at 98.6% of its prior levels
The Washington Examiner ^ | 07-20-2009 | Timothy P. Carney

Posted on 07/20/2009 12:34:48 PM PDT by theruleshavechanged

General Motors reduced its lobbying spending in the second quarter by only 1.4% compared to the first quarter, even though the second quarter saw the company go bankrupt, be taken over by the government, and announce it was cancelling its outside lobbying contracts.

In April, May, and June, GM spent $2,760,000 on lobbying according to its Q2 lobbying filing, compared to $2,800,000 in the first quarter.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; auto; automakers; bailout; generalmotors; gm; lobby; lobbying
oh boy! Good job guys. . . How nice of US taxpayers to hire lobbyists for you
1 posted on 07/20/2009 12:34:49 PM PDT by theruleshavechanged
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To: theruleshavechanged

Huh? The government lobbying itself?


2 posted on 07/20/2009 12:36:44 PM PDT by avacado
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To: theruleshavechanged

How is all that money spent???

Isn’t lobbying just another way of saying bribe?

Should read “GM still BRIBING government at 98.6 of prior levels”


3 posted on 07/20/2009 12:40:18 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: theruleshavechanged

how can that be? everyone knows that lobbyists were banished from DC when The One was elected. he said so.


4 posted on 07/20/2009 1:44:47 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://www.stink-eye.net)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Well, I guess that’s about normal. FH


5 posted on 07/20/2009 1:50:04 PM PDT by faux_hog
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To: theruleshavechanged

Isn’t this kinda like laundering money?


6 posted on 07/20/2009 1:57:01 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: avacado

“Huh? The government lobbying itself?”

You think some watchdog group would catch this extreme conflict of interest.


7 posted on 07/20/2009 2:16:44 PM PDT by Gabrial
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