Washington Lobbying Boom Provides Widespread Representation:


Lobbyists are hired by groups as wide-ranging as turkey hunters and pornographers according to an article in The Hill newspaper.  Some experts claim that the boom may be caused by a complicated tax code or the proliferation of congressional earmarks but the general belief is that the amount spent on lobbying Washington provides huge returns on investment, from big money earmarks to stopping unfavorable legislation and eliminating regulations.