DEMOCRATS & “FAT CAT” LOBBYISTS spent weekend together in Miami Beach
Posted by FactReal on February 1, 2010
|MYTHBUSTER: DEMOCRATS LOVE LOBBYISTS, TOO
Politico reports that 12 “Democratic Senators spent this past weekend in Miami Beach raising money from top lobbyists for oil, drug, and other corporate interests that they often decry.”
From the guest list:
Democrats’ Winter Retreat Guest List
|The place:||Ritz Carlton South Beach Resort, Miami Beach|
|The dates:||January 29-31, 2010|
|Kendrick Meek, Menendez, Stabenow, Carper, Levin, Lautenberg, Cardin, Sanders, Casey, McCaskill, Klobuchar, Hagan, Begich|
|Lobbyists:||American Bankers Association, the tobacco company Altria, the oil company Marathon, several drug manufacturers, the defense contractor Lockheed, most of the large independent lobbying firms (Ogilvy, BGR, Quinn Gillespie, Heather Podesta, and Tony Podesta), two Indian tribes, McDonalds, beer and wine sellers, Ford, and some advocacy groups.|
|Read the full report at Politico (H/t: TheFoxNation)|
Democrats – The Party of the Poor? Think again!
This event in Miami Beach is another proof that Democrats also have strong ties to lobbyists and special interest groups. Democrats love to promulgate the myth that the Democrat Party is the party of the poor and that the Republican Party is the party of the rich and big business. Democrats constantly demonize big business and lobbyists. But those are only smoke screens to fool uninformed voters: Democrats love the money from the capitalists they claim to hate so much.
– Obama administration invites lobbyists for private policy briefings just one day after Obama ripped lobbyists in his State of the Union