Twenty-five top recipients of government bailout funds spent more than $71 million on lobbying in the year since they were rescued, an extensive review of federal lobbying records by the Huffington Post reveals.
A year after taxpayers forked over $700 billion to help rescue the biggest names in banking, insurance and the automotive industry, those same institutions are using portions of the cash to influence legislation with a direct impact on taxpayers.
(Ahem). Why is this money not going back to We the People, whose taxpayer dollars bailed out these institutions which were allegedly "...too big to fail"?!?
Oh, I forgot; we're irrelevant to Congress, except for their wanting ever more of our tax dollars.
Never mind; nothing to see here.