Thursday, September 23, 2004

..government of the lobbyists, by the lobbyists, and for the lobbyists shall not perish from the earth...

...or at least the US Senate.

Wired News: Broadcasters Gut Digital TV Bill

Ok, I admit it - I don't really care that much about this particular issue, but what irks me is that it's so incredibly obvious who's interests Senators Burns and Hollings have in mind:

The top industries supporting Conrad Burns are:
1 TV/Movies/Music $223,150
2 Telecom Services & Equipment $211,718
3 Lobbyists $191,002
The top industries supporting Fritz Hollings are:
1 Lawyers/Law Firms $212,216
2 Lobbyists $110,987
3 TV/Movies/Music $109,833
4 Telecom Services & Equipment $96,000
5 Telephone Utilities $67,200
You'll get your reward next year, Fritz.


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