Lobbyists are a pillar of our dysfunctional political system. They make money no matter what. Their interests are still going to get their way no matter who is in power.
They represent the business of keeping business in business.
Things won’t get better until we cut off the flow of money into politics.
In dozens of private receptions, behind a scrim of barricades and police officers, they inspected their party’s new Trump faction with curiosity and hope. There were spheres of influence to carve out. There was money to raise and money to be made, whether or not Mr. Trump ended up in the White House.
G.O.P.’s Moneyed Class Finds Its Place in New Trump World http://nyti.ms/2aiHbqr