Record Amount Spent on Lobbying in 2009


Over the past few years politicians have made it clear that Main Street’s biggest enemy is Wall Street. And with all the anger directed there, there hasn’t really been any left for D.C.’s K Street. But those guys deserve your hatred too! Just last year a record $3.5 billion was spent on lobbying. The pharmaceutical industry topped the spending list with $267 million spent, the most ever spent by one industry in a single year. [Talking Points Memo]