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The Best Government Money Can Buy? (2009)

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Francis Megahy examines the role and influence of lobbyists in American politics.

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Francis Megahy ... Himself - Filmmaker
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Jan Baran ... Himself - Attorney, Wiley Rein LLP
Max Baucus ... Himself - Senator (archive footage) (as Sen. Max Baucus)
Catherine Bennett ... Herself - Senior VP, National Foreign Trade Council
Jeff Birnbaum ... Himself - Lobbying Columnist, Washington Post (as Jeffrey Birnbaum)
... Himself - Former Senator (archive footage)
Arthur Bryant ... Himself - Chief Executive, Trail Lawyers for Public Justice
Nick Calio ... Himself - Senior Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Citigroup
David Certner ... Himself - Chief Legal Council, AARP
Joan Claybrook ... Herself - President, Public Citizen
... Herself (archive footage) (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
... Himself (archive footage)
Mike Fraioli ... Himself - Fraioli & Associates
Ed Gillespie ... Himself - Former Counselor (archive footage)
... Himself - Former Representative (archive footage)
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Francis Megahy examines the role and influence of lobbyists in American politics.

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Very informative
24 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I've heard of the lobbying effort before but had no idea the extent to which it wields change in government and encourages to me anyway legal corruption. These people bombard our so called representatives with they wants and also remind politicians of the monies contributed by the organizations they represent which mostly corporations whose interests don't usually jibe with those of the average citizen. This is how a bill such as the medicare drug plan gets passed with Medicare not being able to negotiate prices which already has cost taxpayers over a billion dollars and enriched the coffers of the greedy pharmaceutical industry and those politicians that saw to it the legislation was passed with that restriction.

I do believe the average understands the impact of lobbying efforts and contributions.


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