Gee…Now I’m So Disillusioned.
Front page, New York Times Sunday edition, Oct. 11. Above the fold, too:
“Lobbyists Fight Efforts To Save On Health Care: Ideas Killed, Bit by Bit”
Introductory paragraph: “As the health care debate moves to the floor of Congress, most of the serious proposals to fulfill President Obama’s original vow to curb costs have fallen victim to organized interests and parochial politics.”
Later in the article: “Lobbying doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, meanwhile, dimmed the prospects of various proposals to cut their incomes…’The lobbyists are winning,’ said Representative Jim Cooper, a conservative Tennessee Democrat…”
Lemme see if I have this right:
An organized political group with lots of money contributed a lot of that money to campaigns of Congressional leaders and now is having some significant influence in legislation to protect their interests, financial and otherwise?
This is front page news?