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Lobbying 101: How to Buy a Congressman in Washington DC

21st Century Wire says…

The corruption that is lobbying knows no party, nor does it discriminate between right and left. The most telling development from the whole Jack Abramoff affair is that the ruling Democrats have done almost nothing to change the lobbying culture which actually runs the day to day business of Washington DC. Conclusion: we’ve lost our democracy long ago in America.

Straight from the horse’s mouth: Jack Abramoff reveals how he was able to influence politicians and their staffers through generous gifts and job offers. He tells Lesley Stahl that any reforms instituted in the wake of his scandal have had little effect in changing how anyone can buy a Congressman…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHiicN0Kg10