If you are concerned about the present and future of government in America you need to take time to watch the 60 Minute interview with convicted DC lobbyist, Jack Abramoff. The unfettered influence of lobbyists on the United States Congress is absolutely incredible. Most Americans already believe that congress is corrupt. If Abramoff is to be believed, and I don’t know why he wouldn’t be about this issue, the influence of the rich and powerful is far beyond what they most cynical and skeptic already believes to be true. For example, Abramoff claims he and his staff had significant influence on at least 100 members of the US House of Representatives and felt they weren’t being successful enough.
Try this link to watch the interview online.