January 6, 2012 •
“Corporations don’t lobby Congress for fun.”
Thank you to Political Activity Law blog for bringing this to our attention. As part of its series about lobbying and U.S. politics on Morning Edition, NPR broadcast a story about how a study calculated what money corporations saved through a tax break from the American Jobs Creation Act versus what they spent lobbying on the legislation.
You can listen to the podcast and read the summary of the story at “Forget Stocks or Bonds, Invest in a Lobbyist” by Alex Blumberg on NPR. Here is the link to the previous podcast “Inside Washington’s Money Machine” from November 1, 2011.
Here is the original study conducted by Raquel Alexander, Stephen Mazza, and Susan Scholz.
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