Is Big Business a Danger to Economic Liberty?
This all reflects the aspect of lobbying most observers miss: the lobbyists are often more closely bound to the politicians they are supposedly swaying than they are to the clients they are supposedly representing. The result: the lobbyists serve largely to extract money from companies, and use that money to help their political friends, whose success will ensure the lobbyists more clients.
Big Business Loves Big Government: Cronyism in American Politics
This is how wealth begets wealth, power begets power, and how on K Street, they are all intermarried.
The DC Revolving Door swings wide and it swings both ways
See also, “Obama Administration Helps Wall Street Criminals Dodge Accountability“ Hope and Change! LOL!
Crony Capitalism as Progressive Reform
However, we do need a Revolving Door Tax (RDT), learn what Members of Congress pay in taxes, and prosecute politicians and staff and their “family and friends” who profit from insider trading. Oh, and pay “public servants” what they are worth.